RateBeer
overall
78
87
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth, full-bodied nut brown ale, lightly hopped with a hint of roasted and crystal malts. This ale is dark in color without the heavy taste of porter or stout.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2003
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nutty/malty aroma. Sweet roasted flavor with a smooth finish and nutty aftertaste. Little bitterness. Was fairly full bodied but not overpowering in flavor. Better than most thin nut brown ales.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Waponi (3) - USA - NOV 3, 2003 does not count
With a good nose and a nice feel too it I started to enjoy the ale thinking that it should have been a much thicker beer. It's unusual in that it's taste is that of a complex and very hopped beer but it's taste is very thin. Overall it was a good beer but not a great ale. I'll give it an "ehhh".

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Large foamy tan head and ruby-brown body with mild carbonation. Mild aroma of crystal malt and delicate hop spice. Candy malt flavor with a note of mocha. Thin palate. A weak and delicate brown ale. Good because there is no cloying chalky malt buildup but not so good because there is not much flavor here. Commercial description says "full-bodied" and then the bottle is labeled "Light Brown Ale". What the fuh?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2003
Deep brown-red, big head at first. Nose slightly smoky, very malty. Big malts continue over into the flavor. Balanced somewhat by bitterness and a tobacco character, but overly sweet, no real depth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 13, 2003
This brown was very nutty. Great malty flavor. Just a bit out of balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Nice deep brown pour with a tan head. A hoppy nose and some malt in the aroma. Good taste. I was impressed with this. However, I consider this closer to a porter. Roasted malt flavor with a hint of coffee. Finished off smoothly. Very impressed!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Nice dark color with light brown head, slight nose of hops too. Good solid roast flavor with hints of coffee. Nice smooth finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Bottle. It's a dark beer with a good head. Everythign about the beer is dominated by a roastiness (they say a hint? bah). I'd prefer a hoppier brown, less roasty, and one that wasn't a stout using another name. It's not bad, but it's in the wrong style. The marketing guys must have determined that it would sell better if they didn't call it a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (333) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Poured dark brown with a tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of hops and chocolate. Flavor starts pleasantly sweet quickly transitioning to primarily dry roasted malt with just a bit of nuttiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Not quite what I expected until I poured it into a glass and got a whiff. Could almost be mistaken for a stout. Nice subtle nut-coffee-toasted malt tones and very smooth. Quite nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 64 65 66  67  68 69 70 » 74


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50