malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber pour. Lively carbonation. Slight walnut/hop mix aroma. Smooth nutty flavor, but a burned/roasted nut finish grows. No real strong hop presence. Probably woudn’t have again, but a good drinkable ale.
zimm421 (57) - Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brown with beautiful tan head. Nose is sweet, nutty, with little balance. Taste is also sweet but has better bitterness at the end. Overall, not too bad.
Beerjunkie15 (55) - Romeoville, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good Nut Brown Ale. Not too roasty or overbearing. Definitely drinkable. Aroma nothing crazy and it looks like your typical brown ale!
JamesCory (54) - Wheeling, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle poured into footed pilsener.
Ar: Some notes of vanilla, but nuttiness dominates. Hints of hazelnut in particular. Very aromatic; almost "sweet" smelling.
Ap: Some haziness. Medium brown color- think mahogany.
T: A little on the bitter side, despite the sweet aroma. Very tasty overall - strong flavors.
P: Lively carbonation with a pleasant dry finish.
O: Very good. One of my favorite brown ales. This beer is a great example of why Wisconsinites are proud of New Glarus.
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lasting white head and clear brown color. Good mouthfeel and lasting nutty flavor.
OscarFalls (52) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Good color but smells a bit of vinegar. The taste is decent and it does warm on you after an inch or two.
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DTB (51) - South Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I poured this beer into a snifter just for fun. Once in, it looked rather boring as a dull brown, but when held to the light, it began to glow with a beautiful cherry color with some hints of amber. The head fell to a wispy firm with a few larger bubbles floating around in a group.
Smells of dry woody caramel malts and a bit of walnuts. There’s also a faint but playful citrus sour dryness that reminds me a bit of melon.
There’s a definite nut and dry caramel base here, but on top there’s first there’s that melon like orange rind sourness that really gets noticed farther back on my tongue. More prominently is a dry, birch bark dryness that eventually fades to a cool campfire smokiness with just a hint of chocolate. There are some neat dynamics and some cool layering going on here.
The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with a full mouth of bubbles that really thicken things up, but seem to dissipate when I swallow. Perfect!
This one’s tasty for sure. I’m glad I got a sixer. Thanks to BA Doolar for hauling this one all the way from WI.
tkhans (50) - Bangor, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good beer overall enjoyed it on tap and now in a bottle orange-copper with slight head nutty with slight citrus taste easy to drink nothing too overpowering.
mandylee (50) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel color with a malty aroma. Great malty flavor, almost creamy feeling with a nutty finish on the back of your tongue. Great gateway beer into the nuttier sort.
TheElder (49) - DeSoto, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium to ruby red appearance with a frothy taupe head and some lacing. Very intriguing smells, mostly of nuts. Like the aroma, the taste is rather nutty and bitter, with a smooth caramel malty aftertaste. Overall pleasing. Much better the second time around now that I know what to look for!