KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Bottle. The Pour was a crystal clear medium brown with a slight red hue and a thin (less than 1 finger) fizzy white head that was fully diminishing in a matter of seconds with virtually no lacing to speak of.
The aroma was of a roasted biscuit malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of caramel, a light dose of roasted coffee and a mild nutty presence (hazelnut I think).
The taste was lightly sweet and very malty with a note of caramel from the onset then became a tad bitterer with a nice note of coffee and some mild nutty overtones at the end. The flavor stuck around for a little while letting the coffee and malts work on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a bit more than medium in body with the texture being nice and creamy and having a medium carbonation.
Overall a decent Brown Ale, a little lighter in taste than most but most definitely quite drinkable. This is a brew that has an ABV and a great drinkability, which would allow it to be a great session beer.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap: Retired?! Deep brown, woody color, letting a decent amount of light shine through. Light-beige "head" is reduced to a collar instantly. Very nutty aroma... Walnuts, pecans, hints of chocolate candy over the top. Very tame & somewhat weak, but not bad. Taste includes hints of cocoa powder, nuts, roasted grains & barley, & virtually no hop bitterness or presence. Nice warming quality to it... Not due to alcohol, just a warmness thatís sometimes indicative of brown ales. Overall, this really isnít that bad. Just very weak... amped up, this might be a very good brown ale. As it stands, simply okay, but one of Leinieís better brews.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Completely uninteresting. If there is a sweet nuttiness to this, I canít tell. Watery with an aftertaste of stale bread.
NeoHippie2 (756) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I canít believe I havenít rated this beer before now. Iíve had it many times. This was actually one of the better brews from Leinenkugelís in my opinion. It had a nice nutty character to it with caramel and toffee notes. Decent nut brown. Iím surprised they retired it.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Decent for a macro bottle beer. Tasted vaguely crafty. But really why buy it?
mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had a bottle of this at my future brother in lawís house. Donít know how long itís been sitting there since I see itís now retired...
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle poured an amber brown color with aromas of light roasted malt, some light caramel, and some nuts. Flavors are the same, light malt followed by some light nuts in the aftertaste.
Ed5388 (1621) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Cove NJ. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a decent sized head. Aroma of strong caramel malts and toffee, with a touch of chocolate. Taste of caramel upfront with a slight bitterness in the finish. Chocolate malt, toffee, caramel, and roasted nuts come through as it warms.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought that this beer was pretty tasty. Nice hazelnut flavor with a tiny hop bitterness.
Lemke10 (664) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium amber color with a slight fluffy head. Scent is malty with some hints of hazelnut. Has a bold roasted nut flavor that really hints the taste buds. Overall is very smooth and has a very decent volume to it. Probably one of the more flavorful Leinenkugelís beers available but compared to other nut brown ale beers, this one is slightly better than average.
rayy (35) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty average. Light brown to copper, sweetish, with a slight hazelnut (I think) or maybe maple extract taste. No noticeable hops or spice. Quaffable, but not worth seeking out.