DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with a foamy off-white head. A sweet and fairly mellow version of the style, hints of chocolate at times, roasted earth. Lacks a little of the punch and bitter balance to make it a serious brown ale contender. Not bad.
canary dog (623) - 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.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Got this in the Winter Survival Pack. If I had to survive all winter on this, my beer consumption would drop sharply. If this is a brown ale, they donít know how to make one. According to the label, itís supposed to be done in the northern english style. Pretty hoppy, way too much for the style, and way too rough. An english brown ale should be smooth and very mild. Very typical Long Trail taste. Itís sort of dirty and unrefined. Maybe itís just me. The color is great. Rich clear brown with an even white head.
ChazyRPh (582) - 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.
mkgrenwel (500) - 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.
dlovell2 (469) - 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.
chronictonic (463) - 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.
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.