Fatehunter (1238) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice finger of tan head on a clear, brown body.
Aroma is a faint toasted malt.
The taste is a roasted malt throughout, a little nutty and mild bitterness in the finish.
Smooth texture, moderate carbonation and medium body.
Great flavor and balance throughout. The smell was the only letdown for being so faint.
beer-yum (481) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued aroma is followed by an enjoyable sour-malt flavour and subtle bitter finish. A good example of the style.
heyden (45) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown ales are usually a bit bland but this one isnt too bad. Toffee biscuit rich malty taste. Minimal hops. Good winter beer. Well made.
mikedR (1237) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not bad at all. My bottle says "American Brown Ale," and Iím not sure exactly what this means. More hoppy, perhaps, than the Euro varieties. Not as much malt forward. Quite good.
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours dark maroon bronze, almost no head. Aroma is amber malt, nutty, some ronch. Taste is dirty red malt, some musky, meh.
Bill Becker (341) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by July 27, 2014.
It pours brown with reddish highlights, a good 2 finger head of foam that shrinks slowly, leaving almost a complete layer on top of the beer.
The smell is a mix of roasted malt, a hoppy bitterness that almost borders on being fruity, and some notes of sweet malt.
In the taste, there seems to be a nice balance amongst the smells I noted above. Itís very smooth and tasty and very easy to drink. I just reviewed another Brown Ale that was more assertive with the hop bitterness and I liked it a lot, but this is JUST as enjoyable, in different ways.
On the light side of medium bodied, on the lower side of medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is good.
A very nice well made brown Ale. I enjoyed it.
Salmoniform (677) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tap to glass. Deep copper brown hue with white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is malt, caramel, mineral, biscuit, honey. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness with an astringent following and clean finish. Overall a decent brew.
Homer321 (1892) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dan. Taste is a light chocolate brownie. Slightly toasty as it warms. Light on the mouthfeel. Above average brown ale.
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, fruit, caramel, chocolate, and floral. Very nice.
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a smallish off white head. Nose has some nice toast and caramel in there, and is rather inviting. Taste is nice and toasty with just a bit of sweetness and bitterness. Really pleasant.
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
translucent chestnut, cream ring. Stale grain and marshmallow sugar nose, burnt roast acidity blurring details. Flavor is equally flat, front showing brown sugar and grain before caramel mid, sweet and lightly syrupy through the light plastic end, faintly burnt.