3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single. [A] Oak, caramel and amber maltinesss. A sugary nutty chocolate note, that reminds me of Best Brown. This put out some nice smells at a much warmer temp. [A] Clear amber. Tea-colored pour into glass. A small white head. [F] Oak is more present here. Caramel. Grain. Not much. [P] Very thin bodied. Little to no carbonation. IBUs sound about right. Oak becomes drying. Strange lagery/pils linger. [O] This was okay. Would probably make a decent session. Still have yet to drink a Two Brothers brew that really impresses me. Might try this again, to be fair. I like where they’re going with the Foudre idea. Lets see what turns up, next.
jcnielsen (2389) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Oak, malty, wood aromas. Mild malty flavor but it is mostly oak in the flavor. Interesting.
keepersj12 (2830) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice drinkable beer. Pours a light amber with a thin white head. The aroma has fresh grass and citrus and a little pine. The flavor was the sweet malt up front and then the hops come in. Light and very refreshing.
bob_w (346) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a little fruitiness in the nose, brown malt aroma. Beautiful clear light brown color, no head. Soft roumd brown malt flavor. Bitterness poke in towards the finish.
mansquito (3863) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Diamond, Brooklyn tap ($6): Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is like an amber ale with slight oak barrel notes. Taste is much the same. The low alcohol is not evident as this tastes like a much more substantial ale. I don’t know if I would want to session this, but it is good nonetheless.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 8/13/13. Pours an amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is bread, yeast, grass, some light funkiness, come citrus, roast malt, oak. Taste is similar; bread, yeast, some farmyard, roast malt, oak, a little watery; finish is lingering bitterness. Some very thin lacing. Medium-light bodied; a little chewy. Medium carbonation. Better than I expected; but not fantastic. Tastes stronger than the 4.2% abv.
drfabulous (4409) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Local 127. Low carbonated pour. Malty caramel taste and body. ESB in flavor with that subtle fruit finish. Ok.
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour. Oaky and earthy. Light malts. Bitter finish. Very drinkable. Nice surprise. V
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crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Relaly only good when you start getting through the bottle. It starts pretty hoppy but also rubbery, the rubber goes away and turns into slight sweetness, bread, and oak.
ccex (1000) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle pours a dark amber color with two-finger white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is of oak, grains, and caramel malts. Quite flavorful for a mild ale. Taste is initially on the sweet side with a short but bitter finish. Body is light but not watery with slight carbonation. A very easily drinkable beer with enough flavor and balance to keep this from being boring.
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild ales have a hill to climb in the face of their hoppier cousins. While their bombastic counterparts blow minds, mild ales must be content to justify a calm smile and languid mood. I enjoy a good mild, and this one does just fine. An almost bittersweet honey taste with a slightly creamy palate serve this brew well. I would love to try it on cask, as I had to let it warm up a bit for the complexity to shine. Two Brothers makes one of my favorite pale ales (Bitter End), and this mild is a perfectly fine example of the style.