Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A average brown ale. Not much head or aroma. Smooth going down but not much taste happening. Just average
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No big surprises or strong flavors, just a decent tasting but underpowered ale.
larsniclas (5936) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 A rapidly diminishing head and that destroys the aroma too.
A soft palate, very short taste and flavour from caramel.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Personally, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I've heard "Oh, this is great beer", etc. on internet news groups so often, that I
decided to buy a 12 pack of bottles to try it out. The first thing I noticed is the clear bottle. I don't know why the British have a
thing for clear bottles, but all it does is let the beer skunk that much faster. The second thing I noticed is what can only be
described as a "locker-room" smell to it when opened. Sort of like old, dirty gym socks or the like. It is just barely a light
brown color, and when you hold the bottle up to the light, you can see right thru it. It poured well enough, even though it has a
thin head that doesn't last very long. My batch didn't leave any lace to speak of, either. No hops aroma or flavor either. This is
a greatly over-hyped beer. It is more like a super sweet soda than a great British beer. It sure did not taste anything nutty or
even malty for that matter. Save your money, buy a better brown ale, there's plenty out there.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It has a pretty smooth taste. The top end is much better than the finish. An average beer.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weak tasting, watery and lightweight. However, it's very drinkable. I just don't consider it to be a notable brown ale, despite being highly over-hyped. I'm glad it's getting cheaper around here. Pours with little head and is very flat. Sweet caramel initial taste, but kicks back with bitterness. I get this one every couple of months when I'm bored. If they flavored this one up a bit, then it might be a winner. But as it is, it has neither the taste or the alcohol to make it noteworthy. I'd expect at least 6% in in this sucker to make it really good.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer, second only to Grain Belt in my book, Thanks UW for one heck of a time.
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy off-white head, diminishing slowly. Cherry aroma. Thin and a bit watery. Slight hopbitter and milk chocolate flavor. Toffee and cherry. Slight bitter finish. Nice, tasty beer, could use some more body.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Classic example of the sytle. New-kee-brown has moved into the mainstream in London and is threatening to become trendy. Clear copper brown colour, with lots of roasted malt flavour its a lovely beer. Its low on gas and often makes for a safe drinking alternative if the bar is to trendy for good beer.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2003
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2003 Update, 8/18/03: Picked up a 550 mL bottle before a hike to celebrate with at the summit. This was a complete disaster. The clear bottle had been totally exposed to light and was COMPLETELY skunked. Now, I've had beer that tasted skunky before, but this reeked of it. Get rid of the clear bottles! Avoid this beer unless you know it's been kept in a dark place.
Dark brown color reminds me of root beer. Pours to absolutely no head. Solid taste, but the best part is the multi-faceted aftertaste.