KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a hazy brown in color with a small creamy off white head that had great retention and produced some excellent lacing that stuck to the glass throughout.
The aroma had a moderate scent of roasted chocolate malts, a light flowery hop and a nice sweet leathery yeast with notes of caramel, coffee and milk chocolate.
It tasted exquisite, with all the flavors blending around the tongue in just the right way. At first it was sweet yet ever so slightly bitter with a note of coffee, and just a hint of sweet yeast. It finished with a nice bitter-sweet flavor that had a ever so light hint of chocolate at the end with the flavor lasting a nice long while on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was thick and creamy in texture and medium in body with a nice mild carbonation.
Overall an exceptional brew for its style, one that has the flavors working perfectly together giving you a fantastic drinking experience.
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated base on notes taken 20 Feb 2012 -- This is a very drinkable and flavorful brown. Lots of malt, hint of roast. Greatness.
Imaena (1869) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a decent brew for getting together with buddies on the weekend. Other than that give it a miss.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011 (As Red Brick Brown). Clear dark amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet toast and earthy aroma. Light nutty and toffee flavor with some graininess. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
biggsbowler (370) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours a murky brown w/ white head, little retention. There is a light hint of caramel, toffee, and chocolate in the nose. The taste is a bitter chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts. Decent beer
hardypc (39) - - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orangey dark brown with a frothy white head on top. Has a coppery aftertaste. A decent beer, not my favorite in the brown ale catagory but a decent offering from a smaller brewery.
yespr (31651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Taco Mac. Pours cloudy dark brown with a deep orange glare and a creamy off white head. Aroma is fruity and roasted malty. Mild fruity, toasted and caramelish. Bitter and toasted malty finish.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite brown ale. Coppery, mildly sweet, not the best aftertaste.
sloshgator (456) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My bottle says Red Brick Brown Ale, but the brewer apparently calls it different names. Nice color and pour, but too much sweetness for a brown ale. Nothing outstanding to speak of but an average brown ale overall.
Chad9976 (1227) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The brown ale style is what got me into craft beer and while itís not one of my favorites anymore, I can still appreciate a good one whenever I get the chance. Unfortunately, Red Brick Brown Ale is not one I would offer up as an example of the style. It might work on a basic level as simply as transitional beer, but nothing more than that.
I received a 12oz bottle in a trade with Ding (thanks!). I poured it into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: Deep chestnut colored body, opaque. Forms a huge, off white, foamy head that is slow to dissipate and leaves fluffy lacing around the glass.
Smell: Mild aroma of generic sweet maltiness. A hint of apple juice. Otherwise unremarkable.
Taste: Let me disclaim this review by stating that the bottle I drank was likely old and expired. The date stamped on the label is difficult to read, but appears to be at least five months old judging from the bottling date. Anyway, Iím usually a fan of brown ales, whether they be American or British, but Red Brick Brown Ale doesnít seem to conform to either style. Iím not sure how to classify it per se, more of just a generic dark ale with a hint of apple flavor to it. Nothing much in the way of nuts, caramel or toffee.
The only distinct flavor I can really pull out is a slight apple juice or even apple cider taste. This could be a sign of acetaldehyde or just what happens when this beer gets old. Itís not particularly bad, in fact thereís mild sweetness throughout, and I would describe this palate as being mild and drinker-friendly. But mostly itís just a boring beer, even compared to Newcastle Brown Ale.
Drinkability: When I poured Red Brick Brown Ale it generated a gigantic head which lead me to believe it was going to be a spastic brew and a challenge to drink. It was actually the opposite: more on the tepid side with a clean, slightly refreshing body with minimal aftertaste. Iím a little shocked to learn itís 6% ABV as it does not seem to have the weight or robustness of something that big.
LiMuBai (185) - - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
No much on style, but a nice flavor. A thick creamy, light brown head. Limited aroma with a cloudy brown coloring. Nice balanced taste and palate.