Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
First off, I most likely had a bad/old bottle. The label was just "Brown Ale" not the current "Ka-Bar Brown Ale" designator. Thus the slight sourness was likely abnormal.
Malty aromas with notes of dark bread, brown sugar, and a touch of smoke. Deep, deep brown (bordering on black) with no head. Some of the malt characteristics, with a slight sourness akin to a Flander’s Brown ale. Medium to medium light in body with a slightly tart finish.
ordybill (601) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass
Aroma- Has a nice roasted nut aroma
Appearance- Pours a dark brown with a small white head
Taste- Has a nice malty flavor with a good blend of roasted nuts.
Palate- A mild to medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation.
Overall- A pretty good brown ale that should not be passed up.
HourGlass13 (276) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is is all malts and roast. The taste is mild with some caramel, and a earthy note. It has a mild sweetness, but not overly sweet. There is a hint of booze in the taste. All around easy to drink and very good brown.
stangger (604) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light roasted malts, mild nuttiness. Caramel, syrupy sweet - overly so for the style. A bit undercarbonated; tastes like it’s slightly underfermented - low on alcohol, high on sugar.
kassner (1424) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice with nuts and cstamel. A little more hops than usual. Just a tad thin. Modest head cola color on tap at major on bald head island.
Kyle77 (37) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From site: Made with traditional brewers malt, with a touch of crystal and chocolate malts. Slight nutty undertone, with a mild bite at the end. Hopped with Mt. Hood and Cascades.
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berlinerweisse (10) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best browns around.
Aroma - Chocolate maltiness
Appearance - Deep & dark Brown, slight red hue. tan lacing
Taste - Nuttiness, chocolate, a little roast
Palate - Thick, creamy texture. Full bodied, mild carbonation
drp6 (12) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable brown ale, some nutty flavor, not much aftertaste. This and Lonerider Sweet Josey are almost identical and I will reach for either one. Also reminds me of Newcastle, but better.
Beerologist89 (5) - - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark brown lacing down the glass. With beautiful toasty toasty notes.
Timber01 (10) - - JAN 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich brown color with beautiful lacing on the glass. Nice balance of roast and sweetness . finishes very clean with no lingering. A great traditional Brown ale
Lutz2jm (181) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark pour with a good tan head. A large amount of lace. Notes of toasted malts with a slight bitter finish. Good beer