Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m a big fan of the American Brown Ale style, so I look forward to new ones. The palate fits to a t; nice and light, edging to medium-bodied. The aroma is slightly nutty, slightly dark malt, and fair in quality, although rapidly diminishes as the brew warms, which is unusual. When the beer first hits the mouth, there is some nice roasty bitterness, and a slight nuttiness, but then through the middle and finish the beer just becomes, as I believe Ecrvich has noted for other brews, ’wet’. I guess I mean muddy, or worse, no flavor at all to speak of. OK, actually, some hops sneak in. Of course, I’m being picky, because if I was trapped on a desert island with this or macro swill, there wouldn’t be any question.
omhper (20554) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nut brown. Mild, nutty with hint of acidity. Not the most flavourful of ales.
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown colour, few head, chocolate, malty, vegetable aftertaste