matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 This peculiar French Style Country Ale was sent to me by a fantastic member of RB; Indra, and thanks again for the trade!
Full speed A-Head! This brew is A-Head above the rest! Head Move Now, If You Can!
== The tan colored mass of thick head soars atop a beautiful and effervescent amber colored body. This is going to be a rocky and immensely dense head, leaving behind giant clumps of lacing; oh, it’s bitter tasting but smells of caramelized pares maybe some citrus like and very perfumey hops, smells terrific! The flavor is…is…is…hard to pinpoint. It is maybe a bit spicy, faintly bitter, yet sweet in-between, considerable notes of caramel, plums, pares, tangerines, honey wheat bread.
This is a beautiful and delicious beer but tough to figure out.
JorisPPattyn (7312) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) Pale amber; huge orangeish head, very little carbonation as a British ale knocked-out with a Swan-sprayer. Crystal malt, bit of cookies in the nose, some undefined pasty character. Taste gives velvet malts, crystal, a neutral to sweet main taste. Mouthfeel feels too flat, not lively enough (cfr. visual aspect). Well bodied. Based upon a Brabant (B) homebrew recipe, not very assertive brew. Like Palm with a heavier mouthfeel - Dubbele (X-mas) Palm?
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew poured a large head of foamy finely sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing and a softly carbonated hazy light brown colored body with some visible yeast. It had a foloral malty aroma and a smooth mildly bubbly mouthfeel, The flavor was a very nice caramel malt one with elements of dough and bread behind it. This was indeed a very tasty brew.
igneous1 (1467) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty clear..full of floaties. color is a bright orange/golden. slight head at best. clean aroma...slightly fruity, slightly industrial. slight malt presence in the nose..much more in the flavor...sweet flavor and finishes with a grain cereal quality...this is one of those beers that's all over the page as far as ratings go.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peachy red color. Nose is sugary, a bit peppery with some alum pucker, definite tartness. Flavor is dry, apricots, hops at end. Sharp, crisp, and very good.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmm. I dig it. They pretty much nailed the style, at least according to my limited knowledge. Pastry-like beer, if that helps.
Slick (1971) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber color,small head that faded very fast.mild lacing left behind.Mild malt aroma with hints of caramel,fruit.The taste was much better then i expected malty with a fruity mild raisin tone,Mildly sweet caramel,slight taste of hops.The after taste is mildly bitter with a slight fruity side and mild hops,with a good,smooth feel to it.I'm not real familiar with this style but i do know what i like and this is a fine brew IMO.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oregon Brewers Fest. Amber color and a malty nose. Smooth malty flavors that finishes with a hint of smokiness in the aftertaste.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Floral, slightly sour and sugary aroma. Amber color. Initial bitterness, followed by a round earthiness. Unique.
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2005 Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing.
Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned.
moderately malty (cookie, grain),
lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot),
with a note of lemon.
moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
lightly sweet, heavily acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic.
Another terrible Two Brothers brew, sadly. This is my second review, this time from bottle rather than draught, and it still rates below 3.0 for me. This is metallic, very sour (possibly infected), and kind of grainy. Even aside from all that, it’s only vaguely to style. Disappointing.