daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, some head. Some malty flavors in the body, bitter hop finish. OK.
BrockLandersLS (109) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Funk introduced me to this unbelievable beverage and call me impressed. It is smooth from start to finish with a variety of chocolatety-alish overtones finished with just the right amount of hops. DELICIOUS!
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great roasted malt flavor. Good job New Holland. Has quite a kick.
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong hop flavour, with good mellow feel. Good beer to sit down and drink all night, just talk to Under-age Drinker.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful full bodied brown ale, good strong flavor, all in all a great brown ale
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I agree entirely with what Hennes says re: this quite roasty-nosed brew, except I woundn’t characterize it as mellow, exactly. I also believe the quality of the midwestern brown styles, which I am now certain exists separate from, say, California browns, is extraordinary. Very nice beer.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I defy other states to come up with Michigan’s range and quality of brown ales. This is the second one I’ve had this week on par with Bell’s Best and Boyne River. (the other is Dark Horse’s Boffo). Kourage is mellow like a clarinet is mellow, like a gouda cheese is mellow, full and round and robust with its nice brown malts.
FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was damn good. Has a chocolaty taste with a hint of coffee. I was so impressed I filled my growler up with it.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
man it took me a whole lot of courage to keep coming back to the Kourage keg to fill my glass...it was so rich, so good, and i was so drunk p.s. (if growlers are lacking, use a few empty 2 litres to finish off the leftover keg the next morning...they’re great for long car rides)
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 There’s a little carbonation problem here. If you pour this into a glass, it instantly fills with foam. Taking a drink out of the bottle, so much pressure built up, foam flew everywhere. I like the flavor, but WOW, you have to be able to pour and drink the stuff