WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown ale with a small head. Malty and sweet, but with some of the sourness of a British brown and some of the nutty taste of an American brown nicely combined.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color. Medium head. Aroma is nutty, fruity and sweet. Medium bodied brown ale. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are spicy and slightly bitter. A very nutty brown ale. The nuttiness and sweetness of the malts is almost overpowering. Smooth taste. Very nice, but a bit too sweet. Still very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and nutty.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy aroma for a brown ale with a touch of nuts. Light brown in color and minimal head. Nice malt flavor, a bit of caramel plus roasted nuts. Tight butterscotch finish. Nice beer and a good brown.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is a beer I could drink on it's own. I can smell the malt and the hops, but more importantly, I'm getting better at distictly separating the differnt aromas and flavors. At first I couldn't locate the malty flavor, but after a few minutes I came back and there it was! I'm so happy. The hoppy flavor comes to this party, but doesn't try to be the life of it. I liked this one.
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was a good recovery beer for me after the Shoals pale ale. Good weak coffee color, thin head, nice middle of the road aroma, malt, hops, and a nuttiness. Similar flavors that are smooth and mild. Not too bitter (this is important to me) easy to drink. A good to share with conversation.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good. Has a nice chestnut-brown (more like a chocolate lab than a weimrhiner) color. Flavor is slightly sweet with mellow malt and a subtle zest of a wang. However, there is a chalky aftertaste that I found a bit unsettling, but this seems par for the course with brown ales.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/brown body, with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly nutty and sweet. Flavor becomes more interesting as the beer warms, and is characterized by toasty, sweet malts. Borders on the "twig and berry" tastes common to Scottish Ales. Medium body.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, nutty nose, reddish body, small tan head. Sweet malt nicely balanced with hops and nutty flavors.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown color, just like the dog on the bottle. Barely any head, just an odd bubble here and there. Smells of mild hops, apple cider and cinnamon. Taste caught me by surprise: chocolate malt/coffee palate after smelling fruit. Weird. Aftertaste is grapefruit-hoppy, turning watery with hints of alcohol.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool label. i don't like dogs much but this works very well. The beer's cool too. brownish color (duh) with virtually no head. Malty aroma that continues deeply in the flavor.