Shakesbeere (219) - Oxford, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a caramel amber brown with a short foamy cream head. Smells of subtle fresh hops, caramel, and nut with some very slight roasted malt. Tastes is a fine balance between an earthy hop crispness and a malt flavor backed with nut, toffee, bread, a hint of molasses, and a tad bit of smoke. Very nicely balanced and clean -- a nice session beer.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Puget Sound Pizza. Clear, dark amber pour with a minimal, off-white head leaving a coarse lace. Complex malt body: caramel, mushrooms, walnuts, toast, coffee and whiskey. Perfectly balanced between sweet, bitter and slight umami. Medium body and carbonation. Not the smoothest of browns as with the English examples, but better for it IMO. An American Brown Ale, and a fine one at that! Another winner from Sierra Nevada.
Claves77 (215) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Dark brown color, thin lace. Rich malt flavor, light flavor, with subtle backend. Ok, but not too exciting.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good harvest ale that has a deeper brown to amber color. The head was white and fairly creamy. The taste has hints of caramel and honey and definitely tasted of an octoberfest like beer. Was much better on tap, you would get the sweeter notes more.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown, moderate tan head with decent retention. roast, chocolate, caramel, bread, touch of smoke, nuts. medium-light bitter, light sweet. lightish body, slick feel, prickly carb
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper with medium light brown head, and a decent amount of floating sediment. Coffee, toffee and nutty malt aroma. Taste pulls some of that and leaves more of a roasted malt vinegar flavor. Hint of sweetness in the finish...raisin like. A good first step into this year's fall seasonals.
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Commercial description pretty much nails it. Very decent brown ale. Light/medium body with clean finish makes for a great session beer.
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark chestnut with a thick pillow of foam. Rich malty aromas with a hint of smoke precede a rich warm mouthfeel, creamy texture with an initial touch of Co2 bite. Roasty flavours dominate and it finishes long with a toasty bitter finish. Very good beer.
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle for 1.79. Pours a nice clear brown with an amber hue to it. Tan-colored head. Smells like malts, spice and a bit smokey as well. Tastes similar but with some bitterness at the end that fades quickly. Body is just slightly south of medium and very easy to drink. I don’t care much for brown ales but this one is quite good.
Sparf (206) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nötig svag doft. Karaktäristisk maltarom med inslag av kakao.
Brun färg. Ok skum.
Tämligen söt och mycket maltig smak, lättrostad. Medelfyllig kropp och trevlig kolsyra. En bra amerikansk brun ale men ingen favorittyp.