ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2004 2004 draft @ Periwinkles in Essex. Pours a rusty brown, mostly clear, with some copper and earthy yellow tinges to it. Some light oranges in there as well. Small beige head. Smells musty, lightly sour, somewhat bitter from hops and a hint of molasses and light brown sugar. Flavor is a mix of malt (brown sugar, light caramel) and American alpha hops (lightly bitter floral hops). Quite fresh tasting and pretty good overall, but complexity dosent quite approach the Smuttynose old brown dog, IMHO. Little fruit flavor, somewhat drowned out by hops and sweet malt, of which there is quite a bit.
walrus (13) - USA - FEB 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very well balanced, not as user friendly (sweet) as some browns, especially in draft form ... but seamless.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nutty, light caramel nose. Small tan head. Golden brown hue. Faintly sweet, light caramel, thin body, faintly sweet, hops are there way in the background. Im not too impressed. Another run-of-the-mill brewski.
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Golden brown with thin white head. Slight hops with mild malt nose. Mild malt with thin finish. Average
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sea Dog Brewing is not known for challenging you with its beers, and this Gollywobbler Brown continues that tradition with mild nuttiness in the vein of a Newcastle Brown Ale clone. Somewhat watery and mild, and as forgettable as a trip to Camden, Maine.
Panzuriel (1180) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good Brown ale with malty nuttiness in nose and taste. Good full mouthfeel. Nice beer.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice brown ale with a hint of nuttiness and slightly roasty as well.
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich beer but hint of sweetness in aftertaste. An enjoyable brew.
Tippie4 (97) - Auburn, Maine, USA - MAY 23, 2001
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good brown ale. not to hoppy and not to light it realy is a great combo.
boto (1659) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 8, 2000
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nicely balanced brew.