Suttree (5480) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well, it sure looks pretty in the glass. Nice label, too. You know what else I liked? The bottle cap. It was white with a red "left hand" to let you know what brewery made this beer. This beer was bottled on February 18, 2003. How about that? All the way from Longmont, CO to my belly in two weeks. Wow. I've told you everything exceptionable or noticeable about this beer. Very, um, inoffensive.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I found it thin and uneventful, I would disagree that it was in the UK tradition, this can only be said if the lack of hops makes it so (NIMHO). This is brown ale that a mainstream drinker could like.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty thick at the back of the swallow but thin and hoppy upfront. this continues thru the lingering finish. Brownish red with a short lived head. average at best.
Crit (3534) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium orange-brown. Aroma is moderately malty (nutty, caramel), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, moderately bitter, lightly sweet. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical brown ale that is mild and watery. Average at best.
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was one of the 12 beers featured in a beer tasting event I hosted back in April. The avg. rating among the 10 participants was 7.1 out of 10 (my rating was a 7 out of 10). Not having started rating beers using the ratebeer method and scale at that point, I just had another opportunity to do so. Heavy malt and moderate hop aroma. Avg. sized, creamy, off-white head which mostly diminishes. Murky, reddish-brown body. Flavor is heavy malt in the initial moutfeel with moderate bitter notes becoming apparent as it warms. Long in duration, medium to full bodied. Very tasty.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very red for a brown ale. A little too red for my liking. So red that it would have been outlawed during the Cold War. Someone must have colored outside the lines with the red Crayola, who stole the brown?
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little more robust than the Dillon Dam brown ale that I just tried. It has some more malt and caramel taste, which is a good thing.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
hmmmm - nothing too memorable about this beer. It is worth a try, sweet aftertaste.