Ed5388 (2557) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with very little tan head. Weak aroma of toasted bread and caramel malts. Taste of lots of roasted malt, a slight nuttiness, and not much else.
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - from Ale in the Mail. Medium brown color - mostly clear. Clean, malty aroma. Good - roasty, slightly malty flavor. Good, slightly dark head. What a brown ale should be.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. A clear medium brown body with a bone color head. Head had great retention and decent lace. Aroma had a nice balance of mildly sweet caramel malts and a slight roasted quality. A gentle nutty aroma and there was a slightly off putting medicinal aroma. Flavor was well balanced with a nice sweet malt flavors and a mild nutty flavor. No real hops. Although the beer seemed two-dimensional it was still enjoyable. Easy to drink and would make a great session ale.
ben4321 (4826) - 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, it’s 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. There’s some good stuff in here for sure, but it just isn’t quite there.
Iphonephan (4612) - 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 (3117) - 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 (4333) - 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 Smith’s nut brown ale - which is MUCH better
reebtogi (4885) - 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.