austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A murky, cloudy brown with little actual nut flavor. Thick chocolate malt is present, and it’s a bit bitter, also a bit sweet. Great aroma. This one’s for sipping, not chugging. There’s a lot going on in this beer.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good brew, what can i say, the organic talk on the label made it up to be a great brew, but it clocks in at somewhere between half past good and quarter to great.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I agree brown ale it is not. I found a sweet begining and somewhat thin body.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderately clear light orange? Thin tiny bubbled white head. Light carbonation. Lightly toasted and sweet malt aroma with some earthy/floral hops in the mix. Hoppy bite on the first sip, pungent and fresh. Light malt sweetness and very mild toasted aspects. Fresh cut grass flavor. Medium body, nicely balanced. Finishes fruity and crisp? and hoppy? This is a brown ale? I had to check the bottle to make sure I had the right one. A good beer, but a brown ale it ain’t, organic or not.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2004 Bottle says 01/09/02 Batch 1095 drank on 2/2/2: Dark amber color with a good sized off-white head. A unique brown ale with a spicy taste. Excellent malty taste that dominates this beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sociable and easy drinking broon ale that just does more of its fair share on the palate. Chocolate coffee flavors, well roasted with very brief hop finish.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A full bodied brown that strikes a good balance between malt and hop flavours.
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - NOV 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer, lots of hops and nice malty presence. Solid american brown, much better than the rather tepid IPA.
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 17, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some fizzy carmel notes pop with the cap and then the aroma settles into dust and pepper on a light-medium bodied high-medium effervescent a bitter brew. Slightly resinous.
TAR (2497) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A full bodies brown with lots of dark malt accent and hoppy flavors. One of my favorite Brown ales in the states.