CapFlu (4314) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Winooski Bev on April 17, 2006. Has Ray McNeill been into his own sauce? Iím with Sregnar35 - this ainít no Brown Ale other than the colour; a deep reddish brown with a laced webbed coffee-frothed white-ish head. Nose of full-on turbo-charged West Coast hops. Very orangey... something like a double-IPA. English malts fill-out the remainder of the flavour but unless you are hop-impaired, this isnít behaving like a Brown Ale? Very enjoyable and oily with a orange fruity finish.
Sregnar35 (944) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strange beer. Aroma is all fresh hops. Pours brownish red with a great lacing head. Flavor is that of a sweet IPA, no brown ale for me in the taste, strange.
GonZoBeeR (2800) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap a the pub...
Aroma:Light hopy nose....
Appearance:Hazy redish-brown,small head..
Flavor:light sour flavor(infected),light caramel....
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to "htsprint1" for sharing this unusual offering at the last monthly meeting of The League of Strange beer Drinkers. Almost ESB-like in flavor with medium bitter floral-type hopping, underneath a light, almost iced- tea like sweetness. Pretty unique and fun to have had the opportunity to try.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured a light brown. Could not nail down the aroma. One word discribes the taste "HORRIBLE"
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper/caramel, not quite clear, with a cream-colored halo. Florals dominate the aroma with iced tea, lemon & sugary malts. Flavor is smooth and light with bitters and a good balance of rich malts with a hoppy finish. Reminded me of an English bitter.
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Cornfield (5341) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 Enjoyed at the latest The LoSBD meetiing: Pale brown with a slender white head, this had an interesting floral hop aroma... and one would need a botanist to identify the scents. There was also traces of brown sugar in the nose. Kind of thin. The flavor was malty with light fruits, vinegar, and a mild almond bitterness. The finish had a malty sweetness blended with vinegar. An unusual and fun drink.
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htsprint1 (51) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wedding present. Shared with the League of Strange Beer Drinkers. Amazing, uniquw floral aroma. Light brown with thin white head. little lacing. ESB-like flavors. Very nice, unique experience.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle via trade with Firemoose15 - Thanks Mel! - Pours brown with a creamy tan head that stays well and laces on the way down the glass. Aroma of caramel, almonds, a bit of yeast, and some mild hops. Flavor is caramel, roasted almonds, a bit of chocolate and a sour hop finish. Palate is medium bodied and a shade on the watery side. Drinkable but nothing outstanding about this one...
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample was about 2 years old, sitting in my homebrewiní partnerís fridge, I must have brought it to his place about a year ago and we both forgot it. If I gave points for label art, this dot-matrix printed, glued with homemade paste train wreck would get a -3. But I guess thatís what gives Ray and his quirky pub the charm it has.
Almost totally opaque brown, with hues the color of dark candi sugar. My tulip shaped glass held the half-centimeter head well enough.
Nutty and sweet, like hot honey roasted almonds, with a light lactic twang. Not much hops, which is ordinarily used liberally at this brewery, but I guess the age of the sample had itís part of blame for that.
The acidity comes out first, usually in an cellared sample this comes with a loss in body, but not in this case, in fact it had more than most brown ales Iíve sampled before. Finish is acrid like rancid nuts, not exactly pleasing but still just for the fact that this Beer had actual body, Iíd still put it in my personnal upper-tier of brown ales.