ben4321 (3864) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 5/19/13
Aroma: The aroma is sweet and malty, with some bread malts, fruit, and a bit of toffee
Appearance: Pours a muddy brown color, slight orange hue, small beige head and drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium-plus sweet, itís more bready early, but the fruitiness comes out later on
Palate: The body is on the light side of medium, with a smooth feel, and a slightly astringent finish
I thought this was an alright, but just a little flawed beer. Thereís some good stuff in here for sure, but it just isnít quite there.
Iphonephan (3196) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Malty aroma. Flavors of toast and toffee. Decent.
chinchill (1808) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle - from notes.
Dark amber with small tan head that leaves good lacing. Looks on the more watery and more on the light side of the color variants for this style.
A fine nut brown, with plenty of nutty malt flavor. Hops are clearly present but this is a more malty beer featuring medium roasted malt. Fine malty finish and aftertaste, again with a significant but mild hop presence.
Medium body. Excellent carbonation. Semi-dry finish.
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and nuts. Taste is malt, nuts, chocolate, caramel, and grass. Decent enough.
reggaedog (7) - stevens point, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
very bitter, nothing like Samuel Smithís nut brown ale - which is MUCH better
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle pours an amber brown color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is nutty with some caramel notes and grass. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some nuts and a grassy hop bitterness. Nothing special here, just another brown ale.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually a pretty good brown ale, has a nutty finish and a nice light brown pour. This beer is a much better offering than the previous peak organic beer I tried which was the pale ale.
jrodooo5 (1000) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 4, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nut brown - really? Easily one of the worst brown ales Iíve ever had! The flavor is really metallic and astringent. Itís not pleasant on the palate and virtually has no aroma. Terribly disappointing as I am a big fan of nut brown ales!
snoworsummer (2089) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours dark brown. Tastes and smells very malty. Light body and carbonation. Not very impressive.
sonnycheeba (3505) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2013 Tap. Pours clear brown with average, creamy, off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts with supporting floral hops, figs, and raisins. Flavor is sweet malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, dry hops, light woody notes, and light toast; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.