woodychevy (525) - - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 a decent brown ale, overall. am somewhat suprised that it scored as high as it did here, but perhaps i am hung up on the style. I am probably more inclined to enjoy a light porter than a brown ale. no explaining it. had on tap at Lillys pizza in durham. pours a transparent brown with a bit of lacing on top. mouthfeel is light but taste is reminiscent of darker beer- chocolate, earthiness, malt. some hops but have to sort of close your eyes and use your imagination. actually paired decently with the mushroom pizza- all that earthy goodness working together. good. enjoyable.
6/24/2014 On tap at Ben’s Tune up. Better than I remembered. And one of the only brown ales I will happily drink a pint of. Nice deep brown color with red hues. Nice weight to it as well- like a light porter. Still a bit sweet and malty, but some hop presence balances it out. Really good for the style. 12/2/2014 Still really like it. Nice earthy and sweet malty notes. Smooth. Dare I call it the standard brown ale?
cards04 (2010) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For an often boring style.. This is pretty good. Thanks shrubber85. Aromas of milk chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Nice sweet caramel and coffee flavors with a finishing hop bite.
Emeister84 (1273) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas are grapey, caramel, fig, toast, some chocolate. Somewhat clear, brown, minimal head fades pretty quickly. Mostly dry, fruity, plum, nutty, bitterness as it finishes creates a pleasant balance. Medium bodied, good carbonation.
ben4321 (4318) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015
Location: Draft at Cowbell, 2/17/15
Aroma: It has a sweet aroma of chocolate, toffee, and caramel malts.
Appearance: Pours a clear reddish-brown color with a beige head and decent lace.
Flavor: It has a fairly sweet flavor, with a minimal bitterness.
Palate: Has a creamy mouthfeel, light-medium bodied, clean and easy drinking.
Thought this was pretty decent but not amazing. Definitely worth trying. Could use a little balance.
MichaelAwesome (4896) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Finally I discovered that I am not really into brown ales. Well, malty and sweetish with some big nutty aroma in the back. An ok one but I thought it was a bit difficult to drink.
McTapps (4897) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from gopherfan99 - thank you, Steve. The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of malt, bread and cake. Taste of mild malt, barley, mild choclate, dark bread, cake and mild hops. Light bitter finish. Good and solid Ale, enjoyed it.
drp6 (12) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good brown ale. It is very close in flavor to Railhouse Ka-Bar brown. Give it a try.
stealth3811 (1) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You dont tend to see many good malty browns out there and in my opinion this one of the better ones I have had. That being said my first beer was a Newcastle and have always been a fan of the style, always trying new ones as they appear. This is still one of the better for the style.
Kyle77 (27) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From site: A temptress that will seduce you, but leave your wallet feeling empty. Sweet Josie is crafted in the American Brown style. This is a complex beer balancing a nice hop bitterness with a generous amount of chocolate and aromatic malts.
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gopherfan99 (694) - CROATIA - DEC 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (trade with non Rate Beer member); pours dark brown with a thin tan head; sweet aroma of caramel with some roasted nuts and toffee; taste is sweet with caramel, roasted nuts, and a hint of chocolate; finish is semi dry with a touch of bitterness; good brown ale
dlovell2 (990) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown with a tan head. Sweet toasted malt aroma with pine. Flavor starts sweet caramel malt with some toasted nutty malt and chocolate. Some citrus fruity notes with a hoppy pine finish.