Stevesie (295) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An old standby, Pete’s was cleaner and smoother than most brown ales I’ve tried. Sad to see it go.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 11/7/08. Pours a nice crimson brown. Crystal clear with good amount of bubbles rising through.
Nothing spectacular in the smell. Smells floral with some pine notes. Sweet smelling.
Nice taste to this though. Creamy smoothness brings with it a nice mild to medium hop bitterness at the finish.
This is a very drinkable brew. Pairs really well with my burger. I could drink a few of these.
reebtogi (3838) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that settles quickly leaving only a few specks of lacing behind. Aroma is caramel and earthy notes with some toasted grains. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some earthy hop bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation. A pretty decent brown ale.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of cereal malts, caramel and toast. Deep brown hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is medium sweet. Palate is light/medium bodied and watery average. Overall a decent brown with an ok caramel malt character that was enjoyable to drink.
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sad to see this one go down the marketting/declining sales proverbial tube as it was an innovator of it’s time!
Fiery orange copper in the glass, radiant and dazzling with an intermittent and fine bead. Houdini disappearing head leaves nothing more than a beige film on the surface. Earthy, dusty and just a little vinous is the pronouncedly malty, mud and fruit cake nose. Woody, peaty and earthy in the mouth. Roasted and raw nuts shine through in abundance. A bitter herbal backdrop gives it and edge on the swallow before a dry nutty and woody swallow that fades quickly. Very light, almost watery in feel, the carbonation is a little biting and gassy for my liking. Promising appearance and aroma overrun by an overattenuated beer that fails to delight. Still, goes down wickedly!! (12fl.oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations, Carlisle)
seymour (1321) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transferred from old tasting notebook: Poured from bottle into standard pub pint. Great hoppy aromas, way more than Newcastle. Nice malty, caramelly, nutty, slightly roasty flavors. Light-medium body and fruity ale yeast esters, but heightened hops gives a drier than expected finish. Good stuff.
jerseyjohn71 (140) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this was in all bars in NJ,,,years ago,,,, this is one of manny of the gate way beers that became [craft-beer] i drank this way before sam adams ,,[good too]...
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a copper with a white head. Tastes smells of caramel, bread, not bad at all a bit sweet but I like that better then lots of hops.
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has medium strong carbonation in a red brown pour block like head aromas vanilla caramel honey toffee hint grain note flavours some wheat not impressive the taste a biiter sour taste malts are not good in flavour at the finish watery aftertaste btter sourness a brown to forget
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - Pours a slightly hazy cranberry brown. Small head that dissipates quickly.
S - Sugary malt, roasted walnuts, molasses, some unknown tart fruit comes through as well.
T - Caramel malt, pecans, woody figs, muted citrus adds some bitterness. Finishes slightly crisp with a toasted caramel aftertaste.
M - Light to medium body.
Good flavors going on here. This beer is nothing to look at and the nose is not great but it’s tasty and goes down very smooth.
Serving type: bottle