terefere (308) - Durham, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, frothy tan head. Aroma of biscuit, roasted malts, spices, fruits. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, spices, hint of fruits, some hops, alcohol.
smaynard6000 (843) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from variety pack. Pours a clear brown color with small tan colored head. Caramel malt aroma. Flavor is mostly roasty and sweet malt with a bit of smokiness. Just a touch of hoppiness to balance. Smooth mellow finish. Very good, especially among other brown ales.
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine coarse foam and lovely welcoming aroma of nuts. Rich roasted malt flavor with partial caramel and many shades of nuts. Refine hoppy end which retains the heavy notes malt in the beer, measured as a brown ale to be. A lovely autumn ale that tastes good.
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Chris, who for some perverse reason gifted me with my unrated beers from the SN Fall pack as well as a vertical of Bigfoot, in exchange for the remainder of the disastrous Stone Stochasticity Smelt Like Elderberries that I rated earlier tonight. Thanks, Chris!
Dark brown pour with red tinting, fluffy and persistent tan head. Malty nose with the smoked malt making itself known. This is a rich full-bodied American brown, malt-driven but with an abundant metallic character from the hops. I guess Iím just not into American brown ales (I reserve judgement on their UK brethren until Iíve had a few more). This is perfectly well done, but not a beer I need to drink often (or even again, given the wealth of wonderful beer from SN and everyone else that I can find so easily in 2015.)
tl;dr summary Doesnít change my view of brown ales.
UDBeernut (2314) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mohagany pour, mostly translucent. Solid malt forward, toast, biscuit. Slight flowery hops. Over all balanced. Medium body.
tfontana (303) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in pint glass. Signal Variety Plaistow NH. Aroma is strong bread and dough/mild basement smell. Appearance is attractive clear cola color with mild sparkle, finger-width foamy beige head with mild lacing. Taste is sweet malt with hints of fruit and pleasant bitter abrupt, dry finish. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture and lively carbonation. Overall, a nice brown ale without any surprises or dramatic features. Competent.
dtdtdtdtdt (28) - - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a huge brown ale guy but this is solid. Chocolate aroma. Dark brown with off white head. Taste like chocolate coffee with some tartness spice and bitterness. Really good for a brown ale. A bit more toward the porter side than the amber side like some browns.
PlinyDad1952 (111) - - JUN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
HAY GUYS IM BACK TO REVIEW MORE OF YOUíRE FAVORITE CRAFT BEERS (I WISH I COULD TALK ABOUT PLINY MORE ITS JUST WONE BEST NUMBER ONE BEER IN AGAIN!!! SEVEN YEARS IN A ROW) BUT SERRA NEVEDA MAKE A GOOD BROWN ALE. ITS A DIFFRENT STYLE BECAUSE OF THE SPESHIAL BROWN COLOR. TASTE LIKE FRUIT AND SPICE. VERY GOOD BEER AND NOT AS STRONG AS STOUTS BEERS. SO YOU CAN DRINK ONE OR TWO WITH OUT BECOMING HUNG OVER OR PUKING IN THE SHOWER AGAIN. I RECOMMEND TRYING THIS BEER.
Patersoi (84) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent amber ale. Reasonably smooth head. Not quite as good as squires amber ale
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
YigSvartka (238) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque copper brown. Minuscule beige head. Pleasant caramel, malt, vanilla, nutmeg, and slight cinnamon aroma. Mid bodied and quite smooth. Caramel, malt, vanilla, roast, mild milk chocolate and a tiny bit of spice. Nice easy drinking seasonal.