hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2006
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown with a small head. Unpleasant wet dog aroma. The taste faint, creamy and slightly sweet, devoid of any real interest. Quite a depressing beer.
Fin (9175) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Sainsbury’s, Kidlington selling at £1 a bottle. I was quite shocked to note that this was only 2.8% but then I suppose brown ales are quite weak. Poured dark brown with barely a head to speak of, bit caramelly on the nose and sweet in the taste, I found this to be absolutley fine and nice to drink something that is still quite tasty despite it’s lack of oommph.
yngwie (16248) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear, dark brown with a reddish hue, topped by a small, dense tan head. Quite heavy roasted malt in the aroma, along with coffee and malty sweetness. Sweet and roasted flavor. Thin to medium body, with some Co2 in the mouth. Long roasted finish. It wasn’t until I finished the bottle that I noticed the ABV. Surprised I was. (060712)
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 21, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Not surprisingly, it’s brown. Sort of a used penny brown. Small layer of quickly fading tan head. Kind of a murky swampy smell. A touch of dark carmel and toast. Very light, slightly dry toast with a pinch of brown sugar. Sort of a murky taste hovering around in the back. Not outright off, just sort of an underlying filter-through-wet-leaves character. For the very low abv the mouthfeel is not bad. Just enough carbonation to keep it from tasting flabby. Not so much that it feels like soda. That balance is harder to strike in such low test beer. Neither inspiring nor terrible. It gets a 10.
dj (556) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. A dark brown coloured pour with a small diminishing head. A slightly musty aroma with hints of citrus. A nice malty taste with chocolate quite evident. A light bitter finish with hints of chocolate. Light carbonation. This is a very drinkable brown ale (especially considering the low ABV) and pretty cheap too.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 Rich, stouty ruby-black body with dirty tan head. Aroma is evocative of cabbage-sodden farts. But nonetheless a delicately bready tonic one could drink out of a watering can without falling over.
scotty (1128) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Didn’t realise the low abv when I bought this, my heart sank when I noticed it, but it’s not like I just drink to get drunk...is it?..is it??? Anyway, this has a dense dark colour with a thinnish brown head, the nose is rich and malty, perhaps a bit one dimensional, but it’s what I was looking for so I cant grumble really. Palate is slightly sweet, again I expected that, it is a bit on the light side though, I was looking for a bit of body. Overall, not a bad beer, perhaps more in a mild style than a brown ale...ok tho!
Lunkie (1726) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Burnt smokey malt aroma with the aroma of something dead??? Dark brown colour with very poor head and no lacing. Burnt malt flavour but very thin. Flat palate.
StueyD (1554) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark reddish brown coloured beer with a light, frothy beige head. The nose is of sweet, rich caramel and very malty. The taste is sweet, caramel and toffee, with the malty undertones - similar to ‘Caramalz’!(Bottle - from the King’s Head, Thornham, Norfolk).
DJMonarch (9173) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black sweet on the palate with some spicy aroma. Smooth lasting malt finish.