jtw (1122) - farmington, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a ruddy jasper color with low to medium carbonation and a slightly off-white head. caramel malt abounds in the aroma, along with woody tannic flavors which seem like they could have come from over-extracted specialty grains. medium body with a finish that quickly fades from sweet to a metallic overly clean finish. a weak example of a generally weak style, unfortunately.
swoopjones (6372) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Decent brown but too light & lacking in malt flavor. Flavors are too faint. Is there a such thing as an Eisbrown?
hopscotch (9744) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Clear caramel-colored ale with orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. The malty nose is nutty and buttery with lots of caramel. The flavor shows some oxidation. Walks on the bitter side of balance. Thin, not malty enough for the style. Mild chocolate. Light-bodied and fizzy. Crisp, gently bitter finish.
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 Light Brown in color with a small head. Hoppy aroma with subtle wheat and nut tones. Very smooth tasting and not very strong. Fairly sweet. A lighter brown ale.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz - Aroma is hoppy with roasted nutty malts. Pours transparent brown with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor is less than aroma and not very strong. Palate is a little sticky but mostly clean. I was a little dissapointed in the flavor and overall not very impressed.
JK (4662) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly good considering the median score of 2.7. Light brown/red, lots of carbonation and a thin head. Smells like a dunkel, lots of malt and rotting fruit. Flavor is also much like a dunkel as well as qualities of a nut brown ale. There is more sweet malt, carmel and roasted nuts as well. At the top of its class for a traditional brown ale.
mvp (165) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown, clear appearance. Does have nut/almond flavor. MBC makes other beers that are better than this one. I’ll spend my money on those beers instead.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good looking brew - a clear chestnut with a lofty, creamy tan head. Has a nice aroma of hot toast, caramel, nuts, and a touch of butterscotch. Light and fluffy in the mouth. Tastes of caramel, light roasted malts, and a nutty, earthy bitterness. Not bad.
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jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Made a good appearance, poured a red hued brown with a foamy head that settled into a thin lacing, minimal amount of sticking, good carbonation.
Had a toasted malty nose, grainy with a light butteriness, nutty and a subtle fruitiness.
A malty crisp and smooth medium bodied mouthfeel, good drinkability.
Nice malty taste, toasted grain and fruity, a mild earthy hoppiness, nutty and a nutty yeasty and fruity malt finish.
A tasty and balanced brown from Michigan Brewing, one of their better offering, a welcome addition to my area.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brewpub- Pours deep copper body with a thin beige froth siding with the edge of the glass. Aroma is straight up malt with mild chocolate notes and some caramel. Sweet chocolate and caramel malts with a hint of raisin bread. Sweet, almost cloying finish with moderate carbonation. Too one dimensional with all the sweetness and lacks any real balance.