peteinSD (1244) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Darker brown pour with an initial froth of tan foam. Nutty, sweet malt, and light bitterness in the aroma. Maybe some slight dry roast. Taste is roastier but it’s mostly dominated by sweeter malt and nuttiness. Minimal bitterness in the taste. Decent brown on the sweeter side of the style spectrum.
lukedarock (81) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very average brown ale...I like it but nothing to set it apart from what is already there
weark (165) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Clear brown ruby color, small beige head / Caramel, honig (mead), biscuits, hints of roasted malt, dried fruits aroma / caramel, vinous, dried fruits more roasted malt flavor / Medium body, hints of sourness, sweet, low bitterness, medium dried fruits caramel finish / good but not amazing
HisBoyElroy (397) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad for a brown. Best Shorts beer of the night. Definitely better than I expected it to be.
joshwoodward (466) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Solid for the style. Malt forward. Not much of a hop presence, but full flavored.
burg326 (3090) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured dark brown with aromas of light malt, roast, some raisins, and light earth. Flavors are the same, an ok brown ale overall.
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cask Pub & Kitchen and drunk at home. Dark brown beer with thick beige head. It has a touch of sourness, some brown malt, not much hop, some milk chocolate. Not sure I like the little touch of sourness on it. I mean it’s not a Flemish Brown is it?
nuplastikk (4093) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Amber-burgundy body, not much of head, some oily residue. Cherry Amber malt tones, some smooth caramel too. Very British yeast nuances, soft and raisiny. Pretty easy to drink at, but not really my favorite example of the style. Malty, lots of caramel flavor. OK, certainly a lot of flavor and well in the Brown Ale style.
koleminer20 (349) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at HopCat in East Lansing. The pour is a reddish light brown, not the color I’d want to see. The aroma is very bland, almost as I’d expect, but there is a subtle sweetness to it that I had not anticipated. The taste is alright. Light, mildly aromatic, and then it finishes overly sweet. The mouth feel doesn’t let it linger too long, and that’s a positive thing.
fattybladdy (424) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with pretty minimal head. Not much that stands out in the aroma, some caramel and grain. Taste is fairly tame, caramel and light toasted malt. Pretty boring overall, not one of their better brews.