Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 12-oz bottle supplied by distributor. Pours a semi-clear dark brown colored ale with a fast dissolving off-white head that dissipates to a thin ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts, a hint of chocolate, slight roasted nuts and plenty of floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, smooth, with some mild bitterness. Finish is semi-sweet, plenty of roasted dark malts, a short lived mild bitterness followed by some roasted nut aftertaste. The official released version is definitely better than the early sampled version during the Minnesota Winterfest earlier in the year.
48FanInCali (493) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Brown pour with fairly then head. Nose and taste of malt, nuts, and a slight tinge of caramel. Actually tastes quite nice. Good lawnmower beer for those who are craving something less on the hop profile.
joergen (17353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel with notes of nuts and hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread, hops and grapefruits.
Ungstrup (26267) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, wet hay, and chocolate, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.
yespr (26042) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Thick malty, liqourice to breadish dark roasted. Bitter and towards light herbal finish.
csaso (943) - Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - good size foamy head, very dark brown color, sweet malty an very nutty aroma and flavor, mild hop, smooth finish
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HopHater (14) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better Brown Ales I have tried. Not so heavy that you can only have one and feel full. Chocolate and Coffee flavors.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. A bit on the thin side - but still a respectable brown ale that I could go fishing with.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty nose. Balanced beer that is very easy to drink. Not a very big beer at all but is solid. Caramel flavor is very nice.
bookman10 (472) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a darker brown with mid-sized head. Roasted malt and hop aromas. Flavor is almost a touch on the sour side. There are coffee and roasted malt flavors, too, but undercut by this weirdly sour note (maybe I got a bad bottle?).
BeerBeforeH20 (47) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 I didnít rate this beer on my first drink, but rather 6 months later after having a few more and I can honestly say I enjoy it more after some time has passed. Despite the claim that this beer is by the book, it does not taste like a traditional brown ale, and has more floral hop notes rather than being carried by the malt taste. Overall though Iím still not wowed but will most likely drink more in the future