MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
1/2 pint at the MSBF. Brown orange, tan head. Sulfur aroma. Thin malt, harsh hops.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sadly there is no picture of the label for this one, and it probably has the best Long Trail label. Hit the Trail, right on.
This is a fairly decent nut brown from what seems to be a fairly new brewery (or did they just finally get distribution in NJ now?). Definitely gets better when its a little warmer. Not a load better, but enough.
zach8270 (3861) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [draft at MacGregor’s - Henrietta, NY] Nice brown color with a thin white head. Slightly sweet and caramelly aroma. The taste is very smooth and gets smoother and more well-blended as it gets warmer. Not too bad, but a little watery.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
as far as brown ales go - this is pretty damn good. I’m not a big brown ale drinker but this beer is VERY smooth, a little sweet, and offers a nice long sweet finish. A bit heavy though - I wonder what the alc% is?
HighlanderOne (1072) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle with an interesting, kinda mahogany color. Malt/Rye aroma, more noticable in the flavor. A little thin at first, but flavor definitely improves as you drink. Enjoyable brew.
Apellonious (53) - USA - AUG 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby brown, with a thin quickly dissapating head. Aroma faint, slightly fruity/chocolate smell. Taste is initially thin and crisp, with a malty bitter aftertaste. Smoothes out (the claim on the bottle) as it warms. A good soild beer.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Certainly brown tasting. Nothing outstanding, kind of murky mellow on the taste, but nice body. Tremendous head. Wait, maybe that’s just the glass.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Banana yeasty aroma with hints of roasts and chocolates, but the yeast dominates. Transparent amber color with a yellowish light-tan head. Start is somewhat thin and watery turning a little roasted and chocolatey. More thinness to finish. Kind of metallic and quite bland.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber, very pale brown color with a small dissapating beige head. Weak roasted malty, coffee aroma. Boring. Thin mouthfeel. Faint roasted flavor. This was missing many things.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber with a tick off-white head. Smells spicy and bitter with fruity undertones. A bit sour.
Tastes kin of tart and sour. Solid maltiness. Spicy and hoppy with a sour finish. Sticky and sweet with low carbonation. Nice brown ale but nothing special. A solid session brew as it is very drinkable.