ryecatcher (821) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a medium-deep chestnut color with an off-white head, superior retention and lacing. Nose is caramel, nuttiness, hops, toasted bread. Mouth is medium bodied, those same caramel malts, dates, mild sweetness that fades quickly, not much of a finish body. I find brown ales to be a feast or famine style and this one isn’t really all that I’d hoped it would be... a bit weak to be honest. Plenty of squirrels up here in the Dells but I haven’t seen any actual fat ones... but it is the end of a very long winter, so that’s not surprising.
KillerMoran (14) - - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a very strong smell when the bottle is cracked. It is a slightly darker beer in appearance and feels amazing in your mouth. Not so sure about the taste
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arnold931 (625) - Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light brown amber with light brown head. Nose is sweet malt caramel. A little coffee?
EtTuCthulhu (1126) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance fuses a hazy brown color with a large off-white head, and the aroma blends toasted and nutty malts and a hint of earthy hops. The taste is mildly sour and a touch sweet, and the palate fuses an average carbonation, fairly abrupt but nutty finish, medium body, and a slick and thin texture.
charule (1270) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from New Glarus. Poured lighter brown amber with thinning beige head and lace. Aroma of sweet malt caramel. Light carb med light carb. Sweet light nut roast malt. Sessionable lol.
RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with tan head. Pretty nice complex aroma with notes of caramel, nuts, biscuits, brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup. Taste is moderate sweetness with a faint bitterness at the end. Pretty thin overall with light to medium body. Flavors of caramel, nuts and biscuits. Above average for style.
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thome50 (1079) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle that Brendo brought back from moving his mom. Pours a deep brown with slight white head. Aroma is malty and light roasted pistachios. Taste is very thin and watery brown ale. Nothing special here.
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A solid brown ale by New Glarus. Not much going on here. Subtle hops, subtle malt. Roasted, slightly burnt aftertaste.
mnmike (1038) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit of an off putting after taste, but still a respectable brown ale that has some good roasted elements.
punkabilly1970 (3) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a nice solid brown ale. This will remind you of your first bottle of Newcastle when you were a kid, but without the awful skunked smell/taste.