jbender (23) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light brown with little head. Very little taste and watery on the palate. Pretty disappointing
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->honker: pours a white creamy, lasting head that exhibits good lacing atop a cloudy dark orange body. Aroma of root beer, sweet taste, medium body, astringent finish. Ok but not great.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 mL.Shared with SpencerDB.
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a thin, tan head that has little retention and no lacing. Aroma is sugary, malty, strawberry like a doppelbock. There is some strange wet dog/barn house/mustiness in there too. Taste is very weak: mostly seltzer water. Disappointing.
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best way I can recreate my experience with this beer is simply disappointment. The aroma is promising with hints of maple/molasses but the taste is just lacking. The beer lacks body, is watery, and has few hops. Dry finish. Not bad, but probably not going to buy another
Trev (1769) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours amber brown with a medium lasting cap.
light roast malt aroma, some sweet nuttiness
flavour has caramel and maple syrup tones, more of the faint roasty tones and a very light bitterness in the finish as well. Body is a bit light though.
RR (26) - Kentucky, USA - OCT 10, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Muddled Brown pour, little head. Generic Brown ale. Malty aroma, very thin. Aftertaste was not good. Pedestrian at best
stretchfest (79) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours hazelnut brown with small, tan, disappearing head. Nutty, malty nose. Caramel and malt flavors. Watery.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Malty aroma with caramel. Pours red brown with off white head. Taste is slightly caramel sweet. Pretty watery. As far as brown ales go, not a favorite.
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Hazy deep brown with a foamy, tan head. The head is pretty small and is gone quickly. No lacing left behind.
Aroma: Light nose. Slightly fruity with notes of nuts and light brown sugar.
Taste: Leaning heavy on the brown sugar side with some caramel and a slight earthiness to it. No hop prescience and definitely on the watery side.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium, slightly watery mouthfeel. Short finish.
Overall: A simple brown that could benefit from greater body and depth. Not terrible but certainly not worth seeking out.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle at Shallos in Indy. Appearance is a nice brown hue with little head. Nose is coffee and chocolaty malts. Prune/raisin flavors with chocolate and coffee undertones. Moth is dry and airy. Overall a nice beer.