andyhwcinc (1462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Wine & Sprits in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed after a long challenging work day lounging at home. Appearance is a dark muddy brown with a thin pure white head that laces to the glass. Aroma of rich caramel malt, sweetness, moderate hop presence, roasted malt, rather complex but also simplistic. Taste has more of a roasted malt character with a moderate bitterness, tastes kind of like fall I guess so the label does the brew justice. Also a bit chewy. Pretty good stuff, another solid Sierra Nevada brew.
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Deep brown color, slight fading head. Aroma is chocolate, toasted nuts, and a very mild smoke.
The flavor is a mirror of the aroma. The body is really hearty for such a low ABV brew. Drying texture. Easy to drink and I wouldn’t turn this down if offered a bottle.
bubblehouse (432) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice and malty brown ale that pours closer to a black color. Light aroma but a really good flavor.
Shaggy4 (14) - Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour, tall thick tan head, light sweet aroma. Medium brown in color, clear. Toasted malty and caramel flavors. Slight hops finish.
JohnGalt1 (528) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I would never put this in the American brown category.... This should be an English Brown.
Pours with a nice tan head.. 1" ... The brew is crystal clear polished chestnut.
Nose is slight roasty qualities.. some good nutty notes and deep toast...
Flavor is very balanced... toasty malts... some roasted malt elements toward the finish that combine with a bit of minerally notes and seem only mildly (maybe in my head) astringent.. still plenty of roasted nut qualities throughout.. nice punch of earthy hops keep the whole brew in check.
Lite/medium body with a nice smooth carbonation.
Edit: I really like this one.. I am not sure about some of the negative reviews.. but I honestly really dig the malt driven brown ale right now.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"an above average brown ale, but not special enough to break through the style limitations. pours see-through brown with a thin tan head. aroma and flavor are well balanced and light. lots of roasted malt balanced with earthy hops and a touch of smoke. a nice session ale, more roasted than most browns."
Zymurgeist2 (1053) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich malt, overt chocolate and slight peat to it. Clear mahogany with off-white head. Smokiness and rich malts. Slight hop flavor of perfume and floral. Moderate high carbonation leads to a spritzy finish.
Bork (241) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low on aromas but high on flavor. Lots of roasted coffee beans and some chocolate. Heavily malty yet not off balance. Rather spritzy.
Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and malty. Smooth. Medium body. Medium carbonation. This beer is sweet, feels like fall. Caramel and chocolate. Pretty smooth. Not too roasted.
lightbias (117) - USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Poured brown into a mug shows a small, light tan head. The aroma is instantly dark roast coffee beans and cocoa. The palate is thin with no body, tasting of roasted malts. Slightly dry and bitter.
I am not a huge fan, but it’s not bad.
John25 (562) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown. Chocolate notes with roasted malts, toffee, and brown sugar. Very balanced and drinkable with a full body and low carb. I wish they would bring this back on its own besides the fall sampler pack. Pretty much a perfect fall brown ale.
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