GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Colonial Williamsburg. Served in a beer stein but upon tossing a bit into a clear glass this is actually a fairly light amber with a two finger, frothy, white head that has excellent retention and lacing surprisingly. But does not look like a brown ale... Aroma is a little soy sauce, bready malt, and caramel. Taste is buttery, creamy on the palate with some spicy hops, rye bread, and toasted biscuit. I actually liked this a lot. Very simple, clean, moderately heavy, and just a great buttery palate. Yummy. Loses point because it’s not a brown ale. Ahem.
Zaprozdower (66) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overall would rate a better beer if it were an amber or a light brown ale. It is very very light in flavor and color for a brown ale and also lacks nut brown qualities, especially in the nose. On the plus side, does have more flavor than the average amber but retains the "drinkability" of a lighter beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle from Inari Wines. Amber in color with a medium off white head. This is an interesting brew. Doesn’t seem to fit the style, but fairly tasty. Good caramel and butterscotch flavors, but no nuttiness. Not much of a roasted character at all. Smooth palate.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper. Aroma is malts with a hint of caramel and a sweet, nector note. Taste is malty and overly sweet. Not a great beer.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of dkachur. Pours copper with a nice rocky white head. Smells of tea, caramel, dry malt. Tastes earthy and sweet with a doughy finish.
vyvvy (5368) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fifth beer of the sixer. This is starting to make me think this six pack is just a joke on me. This bottle is labeled as a ’nut brown ale’????? What???? Since when does a nut brown ale pour light brown amber with a beige head. Light amber does not equal brown. The aroma has light toasted malt that’s pretty faint along with some diacetyl - that’s it for the aroma, just butter and underlying malt. The body is light with soft gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with very lightly toasted malt, light spice and lightly sweet orange citrus. The finish has artificial sweetener taste. This is merely fair, but still better than others from the mixed six I got from them.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a thin white head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, some fruit, earthy hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, some fruit, earthy hops. Slightly nutty/dry as I get further in.
nick76 (4363) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is nutty with caramel, hops, and malt. The appearance is red brown with a smaller head. The flavor is bitter sweet with caramel and toffee being the dominate tastes. The palate is thin. Overall very decent.
Palidor19 (3136) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
its nice, it has a light malty taste with a thin palate and little hops, it gives flavor for a nice get together. enjoy
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From dkachur via trade. Poured tan, not brown into my shaker glass. The head was off-white, one finger tall and produced minimal lacing. The aroma was lots of malt with a very little bit of sweetness and nut. A little bit of citrus as well. The flavor was malt, nuts and light citrus. The mouthfeel was thin and overall it was the very definition of "meh".