Nephilium (1222) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very mild aroma, hints of nuts and roast. Just a touch of caramel. Pours a clear reddish-brown with just a dusting of head. Crisp refreshing taste, a bit of chocolate in the finish. A solid offering, and a great session beer.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a small light tan head. Nutty and chocolate aroma. Nutty flavor, the body is a little watery with a cardboard aftertaste. The flavor doesn’t quite live up to the appearance and aroma.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label lists the abv at 4.4% and there is no freshness date on it.
Appearance: The body has a dark caramel brown color with reddish highlights and a tall tan head on top. The head is very long lasting and thick. It is supported by nice visible carbonation that streams up the sides of the glass. As I drink it leaves behind lots of cool lace patters.
Smell: There is a nice malty aroma with toasted bready notes and sweet roasted caramel notes. Just behind that is light earthy/leafy hop presence.
Taste/Palate: It is sweet overall with nice roasted and toasted character. Sweet caramel and nutty notes mix with dark chocolate and roasted coffee notes. This is then backed up in the finish with some earthy and leafy hop spice and bitterness for some balance. The body has a good medium feel with just enough carbonation to give it some life.
Notes: Overall this was a very enjoyable Brown Ale with nice layers of roasted maltiness with hop backing.
sepia5 (232) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A perfectly fine brown ale that is pretty representative of the style: a bit of maple syrup and very malty. Nothing wrong with this beer in particular; like many, I just am not particularly interested in the style.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a deep brown with little white head that fades into lacing. Smell is malty with a hint of carmel. Taste is good-malt with some chocolate and carmel-good balance and finishes clean. Mouthfeel is exceptional. Very smooth with little carbonation. The taste, mouthfeel and low alcohol content make this a very drinkable beer. This stands out to me as a superior English brown. It has a great character and good taste.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-29-2007 22:38:21
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours a flat nutty brown color. Nose is light nuts and syrup with some sugary notes. Palate is medium, flat, syrupy. Flavor is sugarys and syrupy with a flat feel and some caramel notes.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear and dark reddish brown with a small creamy almond colored head. Aroma is soft hazelnut, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate malt. Flavor is hazelnut and slight marzipan, caramel, and chocolate. Very little hop presence, but that’s ok because this isn’t overly sweet. Low carbonation and smooth, but definitely pretty thin; I wish this had a little more body to it. Some blebs of lacing remain on the glass as I drink this. Nothing groundbreaking, but this is a good brew and goes down easy.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tröegs Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale is a solid, dark brown ale with a thin, off white head that leaves solid sheets of lacing on the glass. It has a slightly sweet, wooden aroma that’s nutty, with a note of toffee. It has a medium-light body that’s very smooth with a slightly syrupy finish. It has a nutty, wooden flavor that’s lightly sweet and lightly bitter with notes of toffee and malt extract. It’s a very enjoyable brown ale.
TreborWhip (369) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body with thin tan head. Nutty flavor with hints of cocoa and plums and/or dates.
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had a great smell, but loking at it made me realize what the taste was going to be like....not very good.