BusBoy (38) - , California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought to rate. Opened 12 oz bottle, smells of a deep flavoring hops and toasted unfermented malt sugars. Poured a nice brown/ golden color with a tan head that faded slowly to a thick smooth lace. Taste is complex with deep toasted malts, brown sugar and a firm hop in the mix. Totally smooth and balanced. Almost the perfect beer. I like tingly carbonation. tastes like a fresh brewed beer. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great American brown. Caramel/chocolate malt character starts this taste but the best part is the roasted/dry finish. Hops bring this ale into balance and give it a slight earthy kiss. Medium in body, but drinkable.
glorydaze (34) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic brown ale. Sweet chocolate caramel and roasted nuts. Very nice balance between malts and hops. Slightly bitter finish. Very very nice seasonal to look forward to each year.
negron (33) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown color with a fizzy head. Heavy on the malts with a dry hop finish. All in all a decent medium bodied beer good for drinking without feeling too heavy in the belly.
Ousen (32) - , DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown beer with lasting beige head. Aroma is malty and taste is malt with a bit of caramel and a note of smoke. Nice balanced bitterness. Ok and quite drinkable
Hcgiii (30) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker with a nutty flavor. Bit of a bitter after taste. Heavier feel.
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CardiacNP (30) - Schriever, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer that has a nice malty flavors and nice and balanced hoppy finish
FuryHUH (26) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would recommend letting this beer sit in your fridge for a month or so before breaking into it. I’m not sure whether I got an odd six pack, but I can definitely say that my second impression vastly differed from the first. Like other Sierra Nevada products, this brown ale is very earthy and well rounded. In trying to describe the flavor, I find myself wanting to say that it is a good partner to cavendish pipe tobacco, if that tells you anything. It’s also pretty heavy, good for keeping you warm in those autumn months.
skylercampbell (25) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from a 12-pack - all of them came out the same. Taste is dry and very roasty. Beer seems like someone "messed up a stout" by forgetting the Chocolate malt, or something. Overly carbonated for the style, and the mouthfeel was more like that of a pale ale than an autumn brown ale. Sierra Nevada really missed the mark on this, replacing their finest beer, Anniversary Ale, with the worst beer in their lineup. I really hope this one goes away or gets fixed - it should have a smoother malt backbone or an interesting hop aroma, but it just tastes like cheap beer. I’ve been adding hop oil in the glass to make them taste more interesting.
Kpfeifle (25) - Patchogue, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great dark brown color. Tastes of carmel malt and a fair amount of hops. Great showing of a brown ale.