hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was an wesome brown ale. lot of malt and of vcourse hazelnut in the arom and flavour. A bit of roast flavour with hints of chocolate in there as well. This was pretty damn good.
Aureth (20) - Knoxville, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle NIce malty aroma, with some hint of hazelnut, as the bottle suggests. Dark copper, with a thin head that doesn’t last long. Nice malty flavor, a bit roasty with some chocolate and nutty tones. A little thin on the palate, however. I enjoyed this.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t really like brown ales. This one is pretty good though. Thin, yet a bit roasty for a brown.
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red coppery body, thin/medium light cream head. Toasty, nutty aroma with a touch of chocolate and earthy hops. Pretty thin-bodied but with a nice flavor profile, quite toasty and earthy with brown sugar and a slight nuttiness. Perfect for session drinking; this does everything right despite being light in body. I’m finding that New Glarus excels in subtlety.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Styles. Pours a very clear chestnut color. A slight, beige head forms slowly and fades quickly. Nice nutty sweet aroma with a little touch of coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth. Nutty and caramel flavors. Nice hop finish. Nicely done brown ale.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper with a beige head. Pleasant aroma of malt, nuts, hops. Nicely carbonated and smooth in the mouth. Crisp, fresh nutty taste with hops and malt and caramel. Very good stuff.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2010 Pours brown/mahogany with decent head, spotty lacing. Nutty up front, hazelnut, faint almond, bready/toasty, faint caramel. Flavor well balanced combo of nuts and caramel/toffee, finishes with some hop bitterness. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Great session.
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Kind of a roasty, citrus, and chocolate aroma. Pours a transparent reddish-brown with a small white head that lasts a minute or so. Flavor is roasted malt with some chocolate in there. A little nuttiness, but mostly malty. Light hops in finish balance well with the initial flavors.
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Acquired in a trade with joeybgood. Thanks Joe! Ruby tinged amber with splashes of brown throughout. Very "autumn" in color. Small whitish head. Nose is roasted malt, strong nuttiness, light cocoa and faint bittersweet chocolate. Taste is roasted malt and nuts. The chocolate comes through a bit more here. The nuttiness and roasty notes dominate, however. Mild hop character. Body is near full. Decent carbonation. Light bitterness. Finishes with more nuttiness and roasted notes. Good beer!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brownish amber color with a big head that turned into a whole lotta nada. Aroma that seems a bit oxidized, almost woody with some caramel, dough and choc malt. Nice roasty taste with flavors of hazelnut or almond with just a light hop bite. Mouthfeel has a bit of zip to it which can or can’t be just a hop bitterness. Either way, this is a brown ale with a real nutty taste. My critcism is that it’s just a tad too sweet and lacks head retention. Other than those two things, this is another fine NG beer.