Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich bronze colour...I found this to be nutty and bitter, not much sweetness or body.
scooter122983 (17) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Verry nutty which makes this brew a great one to drink with dinner or lunch or whatever. It is just good with food.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great thanks to rater Wawood for sending this Wisconsin native down south.
Poured a natural tobacco leaf amber brown body and a weighty tan head. The aroma certinaly does bring nutty notes of almond, walnut, and lite suggestions of hazelnut. The flavor is lightly roasty… sweetness in the beginning & middle, then a more rounded finish with a touch of bitterness. Something reminds me of broiled butternut squash… strange, right? Nice notes of toffee, as it appears, tobacco… man… I haven’t had a filthy yet juicy wad of chew in several years and I still remember that spicy / smoky / vanilla / black pepper flavor. His truly is a nice brown ale!
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clear and reddish brown with little head. Very sugary aroma with a hint of chocolate. Sweet and clean in flavor with some roasted caramel and hazelnut and a bit of chalkiness. Somewhat watery.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a bronzish color....aroma of caramels, sugars and spices; flavor is similar, adding nice roasted malts and faint hops....appearance and palate subpar...not as appetizing as expected
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with off white head. Rich nutty flavor. Smooth tasty treat.
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gitchee Gumee Brewfest 2005. The aroma was bland and of plain malt. But, wow, the flavors really bowl you over. They’re simple and fairly one-dimensional, but you get a good mix of nuts, mostly domianted by roasted hazlenut (a personal favorite), so this beer spoke to me. Has a few other weakness, but pretty exceptional for a typical brown.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely bronze brown color. Aroma is faint, but noticeably nutty and sweet. The taste is all malt, not even a trace of any hops until the very end of the aftertaste. Velvety smooth marzipan and nougat are the key flavors, with some sweet chocolate and caramel. The tastes combine to make a liquid-smooth candy bar. The body is perfect, a nice balance of chewy and smooth, with not a sign of grit or chalk to it.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in New Glarus. Smells spicy and nutty with sweet accents from caramel malts. Color is a deep brown/copper with a white creamy head. Taste is robust and nutty, and leaves a certain dry impression. Caramel and roasted malts highly contribute to the semi-sweet, nutty and gently spiced composure. Some toffee characteristics as undertones. Nice balance of hops and malts.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was your basic brown ale. Nice walnutty flavor, smooth goin down and awesome mouthfeel.