Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in NYC with Chris. Pours rich brown rocky, off-white head. Aroma holds some toast, light roast, subtle fruits. Medium sweet flavor, rich toast, mild nuts, some cocoa and brown sugar. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Subtle roast character to finish, brown sugars, very subtle bitterness. Great drinker.
rlgk (16926) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber beer with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma with toffee notes. Malty toffee flavor, brown sugar, metal notes.
harrisoni (16728) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from Utobeer. Dark brown colour with lasting beige head. Toasty malty aroma with dry and juicy malts on the nose. Wholemeal bread. With some 1930s jazz on the stereo, a weekend in front of me, this beer suited my mood. Understated, solid, easy going, hitting all the right notes. Just a chilled easy going, easy drinking malty brown ale. I do love Sierra Nevada as a brewery, love their beers and they still feel special to me. Good bready malty finish too with a touch of carbonation sting. lovely.
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, at Ølbaren. A dark golden to amber beer, topped by a dense, off-white head leaving lacings. Slightly vegetal on the nose, with roasted malts and caramel dominating. Roasted, caramel flavor with some dried fruits. Medium to full body, quite dry. Nutty, caramel finish. Not much bad going on here, but as so many brown ales, it’s rather boring, lacking depth and failing to raise interest with me. 110527
saxo (16111) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Salling. Huge creamy head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich nuts, malt, caramel and hops.
Rasmus40 (16066) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and light smoky. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. 090611
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Black Heart, Camden, 13/12/13.
Reddish amber with a thin off white covering/swirl that dissipates to edgework.
Nose is a little muted carrying fruit notes and caramel although picked up a little in depth as the beer warmed slightly.
Taste comprises Ribena Berry fruit, caramel malt, biscuit, hoppy back notes.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with light fruit notes.
Ok stuff, easy drinking affair.
Koelschtrinker (15817) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trocken röstmalziger Beginn, etwas süß. Ab dem Mittelteil grasig, was aber nur kurz im Vordergrund steht. Mild röstig, angenehme Bitterkeit. Wässrig nach Kaffee. 8/8/9/8/10/9
Dedollewaitor (15325) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Local Tasting, Nov 2010. Pours dark amber with a small creamy head and lacings. Fruit, caramel and nuts. Smooth and clean. Classic. Good.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a nice deep, rich brown color with a solid off-white head.
S: There is a weird aroma to this beer. Roasted, almost burnt, nuts, sulfur, butter, toasted malts, and a mild sweetness.
T: Immediately there is a noticeable astringency to this beer. Burnt and bitter nuts, slight sulfur, and a bit of toffee and caramel sweetness.
M: The body is slightly watery and thin, with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: A really disappointing effort from a brewery that is nearly bulletproof. And it’s even worse because it is replacing a solid offering.