canary dog (581) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 25, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I used to drink this a plenty. An accomplished brown ale from Vermont. I have not seen this beer in a while. Iím not sure if they even make it anymore. Smooth and well made.
ChazyRPh (581) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottled 12/22/04 - amber pour with a scant white head. Very unpleasant initial aroma, reminds me of bad yeast. Kinda funky malt aroma too. Sweet malt to start, sugars last throughout. Thin mouthfeel, a hint of roasted malt to finish. A lingering bitterness. The aroma, lack of head, and light color are detriments to its style. I am fairly disappointed in this.
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.
williamstome (516) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Church Street Tavern as "Church Street Tavern Ale"
Deep Amber with minimal head. Smells bad, with some malt. Flavor is dominated by malts and is a little bitter. Not much else to say about this.
mkgrenwel (466) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp and hoppy for a brown ale. Some nice earthy, peppery english hops on top of a smooth sweetness. Relatively strong bitterness in the aftertaste. Interesting interpretation with the wheat (according to the website), giving it a clean finish, but a grainy palate. I liked this better at first, but am tiring of it as I get to the bottom of the glass. Has become something I would not revisit.
chronictonic (454) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very bland. I would never have guessed it was a brown ale. Completely non-descript. Seems like it's made for someone who wants to 'think' they're drinking a really good micro, but normally drinks crap. Non-offensive, but also horribly non-descript.
Davhgbrew (445) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown like brew, with just enough hops to satisfy my craving. I am now just trying to hi 75 letters so my rating will be recorded. I like this brew, and I would definitely drink it again.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Available only in the winter survival pack. While this is a decent beer, a faithful rendition of a brown it is not. Way too hoppy for a brown, even for an American Brown. Given the light body of the beer itself, its just not convincing. Malt base is lacking and hops are a bit overpowering, giving it a very odd flavor profile. Add a little more malt next year, guys, and cut back on the hops a little.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Going back through my notes this was more of a malty pale ale than a brown. I wish I could remember it better but mabe that says something about the beer.
dlovell2 (402) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small Foamy head that disappeared. Malty aroma. Brown Color. Malty caramel taste. This is a very smooth balanced beer.