ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2010 BROWN ALE’S ARE SOMEWHAT A THING OF THE PAST BEFORE THE MODERN DAY MICRO BREWERY THEY WERE STRICTLY MADE IN ENGLAND BUT DIED OUT MANY MANY YEARS AGO. TODAY’S MOST NOTABLE BROWN ALE IS NEW CASTLE BUT THANKS TO THE BEER REVOLUTION GOING ON TODAY IN THE STATES THERE ARE A FEW OTHER OPTIONS AND BROWN ALE HAS MADE A COMEBACK WORLD WIDE. THIS ONE POURS A NICE BROWN COLOR WITH THIN CREAMY TAN HEAD, IT HAS A NICE LACING YET LIGHT ON AROMA. WITH A BITTER ROASTED NUTTY FLAVOR THATS QUITE PLEASANT YET NOT A STAND OUT IN ITS CATEGORY . FLAVOR MUCH LIKE AROMA IS VERY LIGHT. GOOD BEER YET NOT GREAT BUT STILL VALUED WELL.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours crystal clear brown with nice creamy head. great nutty, roast, coffee, chocolate aroma. Love this beer, wish it was available year round!
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2013 A little disappointing. I expect more flavor from a beer brewed by Sierra Nevada. Overall good but not great.
Mat42m (160) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolote malty aroma. Definitely chocolate up front. Nice, very smooth finish. Sort of complex and can taste more flavors. Overall pretty good. Sort of hoppy finish. Very interesting and unique.
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
2013 version. Not my type of beer.
Smell is weak almost nothing.
Taste i can only find some caramel witch is quite nice. But nothing more.
Landmonger (155) - USA - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured 3 bottles into my liter mug...it’s Friday ;-) Pours as a reddish copper with a nice head which dies down to a light coating with soem lacing, the aroma is malt, medium crisp carbonation with a malt taste, some bitterness, relatively thin on the palate. Nice.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
very thin tasting brown ale. much hop and very little choc or malt flavor.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Interesting beer. It pours brownish red with a small whitish beige head. Has a smokey malty smell to it. Starts off with a nutty chocolate malt flavor and transitions into a smokey bitter finish. Not your usual tame brown ale.
illiniphil (146) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crystal clear dark copper with a minimal head but nice lacing. Overall a good but not great brown ale. I expected a more robust flavor to this beer that just wasn't there. Nice carbonation. The bottles label states the profile perfectly, "full of roasted malt flavor but delicate on the palate". For my taste....a little to delicate. Definately worth trying. I will buy again.
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crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a very deep rich brown with a short creamy head. Aroma was complex and heavy with roasted malt and hints of caramel. The first taste was heavy with the fast, bordering on smoke but mellowed nicely with time. Overall not a bad drink, just a little less sweet than other brown ales I have had, but I expect this from Sierra Nevada.