brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Perhaps at the mercy of mass distribution or pub beer lines, this beer has at turns been to me unpleasantly sweet, bland and insipid, vile and noxious, and, rarely, a pleasant, nutty experience. Taken as a whole, my experience of NBA is a poor one, hence my ratings.
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2006 I have only ever had 1 decent pint of this. It always seems to have a heavy tinny metallic flavor,
YellowKoala99 (9) - ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2003 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine taste. Strangely warming even when chilled. Good bottled alternative in the pub if fed up of bottled lagers. Best drunk by topping up small glass though.
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has a touch of roasted malts and a little hops. Nice light brown/amber color with a decent head. Flavor is excellent with subtle chocolate, caramel, nuttiness, and hop bitterness on top of a solid malt background. Thin in the body for my liking though. A good standby for Buckeyes games on fall Saturdays.
Orlan (25) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok colour, ok immediate flavour that soon goes. Nicer a bit warmer. Still as people say a good "supermarket" beer
rolo99 (29) - USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good flavor that doesn’t linger long.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color, med. head out of bottle. A little too thin, flavors of nuts and coffee are slight but present. One of my favorite supermarket type beers.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another of those strange beers that I thought I’d rated a long time ago. Dirty brown in color with a small head, flavors ard drab and boaring. Not worth the effort of trying again.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light armoa, some hops, nothing too complex. Malty hop like flavor and an unimpressive appearence. Went down slightly bitter with an overall good feeling. A little too underdeveloped for me.
drywallman (351) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Respectable head. Good aroma, appearance, and palate of a brown ale. Smooth, easy drinking, a good session beer. Recommended