softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent offering from Sprecher. I don’t know how they got a head like that in the picture because mine poured a very minimal one that dissipated quickly. Aroma is malty with some caramel notes along with some fruity (mostly apple) notes as well. Almost no bitterness whatsoever. Finishes a bit sweet with not to much lingering on the palate. Just another average ale in the end though.
markas101 (2240) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, restaurant, Wisconsin Dells. Medium brown. Metallic caramel aroma. Balanced flavour, more caramel and faint hops. Solid offering.
EithCubes (5437) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bainbridge BH. Beautiful dark mahogany with a short lacing beige head. Supremely fruity nose and in the mouth, lightly sticky with full malt, sticky medium body. Has some cola and root beer / syrupy character. Great Munich with dark caramel and excellent roast [toast], restrained hops, touch earth. Dries but stays sticky. Attenuated but still a rich treat, woody hops can assert themselves in the aftertaste. This is a toasty-fruity Northern Brown done right!
Carlisle (415) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Bronze color with tan head; some lacing. Toasted biscuit aroma. Malt and toasted biscuit with bitterness upfront. Smooth, malty finish.
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popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from the bottle into my trusty Samuel Adams glass. The pour produced a clear, caramel-colored body with very minimal foam. Mind you, the bottle was cold, and is currently being enjoyed at 41 degrees, so that might have something to do with the foam. Aroma is subtle, earthy with notes of caramel. The mouthfeel is light, with some malty sweetness, which is overpowered by a metallic aftertaste. Flavor improves as the beer warms, bringing out the sweetness of the malts.
PorterPounder (6987) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Albany, Ga. - Warehouse Package Store - 16 oz bottle. Slightly murky, medium copper pour, little to no head. Aroma has some children’s vitamins essence, a touch of chocolate. Flavor is slightly mealy, some over-sweet chocolate notes, a bit of molasses, some metallic notes. Mouthfeel is thin and slightly metallic. Had much better from Sprecher.
Ericular (933) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky brown. Sweet malt aroma, lightly roasted taste. Moderate hops in the finish. Not too exciting, not too offensive.
Patrickctenchi (5726) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy brown with a short, beige head.
Nutty, caramel malt aroma.
Toast, caramel, a little tang of fruit in the flavor.
A decent, comfy brown ale.
superspak (4315) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 1/10/2012. Pours slightly cloudy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, light roast, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of dark/toasted malt notes and light hops; with good strength. Taste of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, light roast, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, biscuit, toast, brown sugar, floral, herbal, light raisin, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance of malt and hop notes; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice session brown ale. Fair amount of flavor and good balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bland brown ale. Murky brown pour. Sweet malt aroma. Light sweet malty taste. No hops, no character. Light body and light carbonation.
SpringsLicker (3382) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear medium brown pour with a fleeting off-white head.
Light malt aroma.
The flavor is well balanced but quite subdued. Not much sweetness, no real hop flavor or bitterness.
Session type brown ale.