bhensonb (9862) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the brewpub. Roasted "brown" aroma. Opaque brown color with a decent tan head. Medium to full body with prickly carbonation. Flavor is dark roasted malt (but not burnt) with enough fuggles? hop to balance. Finishes malty and dry. Good brown.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - APR 21, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
...was surprised at this beer. It was similar to a New Castle, with more quality. Deep flavor with nuttiness, but an overall lighter beer. It was good, and I wanted more.
ABUSEDGOAT (2169) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich aroma with roast, nut, caramel and chocolate. Moderate hopping present. After that, body is highly carbonated, somewhat light. A good start and a bad finish.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Damn solid brown ale here. Pours DARK brown (are you sure they didnít pour me the stout again?). I thought they messed up at first but then had a nice whiff and knew they had everything straight... these guys are pros. They even have a specific glass for each beer they serve. Aroma is malty, some caramel, some roasted malt and also a decent dose of hops. Flavor is slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Nice.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(On tap) 4.9% ABV in my version. Clear, dark, orangey brown with a small, off-white head. Lightly nutty nose. Medium body, some nutty flavours and a dry finish. A very uncomplicated and highly drinkable Brown Ale. 210307
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark dark brownish black with some ruby highlights and a dense nice tan head...smell is great, with nice roasted malt and some nutty and toffee aromas too...taste is sweet and also very toasty with some great chewy malt flavors...finish is lingering and leaves a great aftertaste...weird, a fairly deep brown ale...
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Upfront liquorice, toffee malts. Light body but smokey, toffeeish malts make this is pleasurable brown and the only fully realized beer I had at Magnolia.
omhper (18366) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the brewpub (3.7%).
Near black. Pleasant roasty malt aroma that is carried on over into, and getting more intense, in the flavour. Light bodied with creamy mouthfeel. The low hop rate results in low bitterness and leaves alot of room for a well developed malt flavour. My favourite beer at this place.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, at the brew pub. Nutty brown aroma. Dark brown, medium tan head. Interesting malty taste - rather flavourful. Some other taste present - is it a spice? Maybe some dry bakerís chocolate? Whatever it is, I like it and it adds to the flavour. Just a tad watery, otherwise solid and very good. Man, Iíve had some excellent brown ales on my trip so far.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pint pulled at the Magnolia Brewpub in San Francisco, a dark black with a large head which was creamy but frothy on top. A malty aroma, toffee-like. Flavour is reminiscent of stewed fruits with a hint of sweet bitterness. Very very smooth in the mouth. On of my all time favourites!