jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the ’12 Columbe Microbrew Festival. Deep amber color with a sticky, frothy ivory colored head. Nose of raw wet malted grain. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness with grainy bread, iced tea, and some grassy hops. Not really what I think of as a brown ale but an okay beer.
Tmoney99 (9635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by a friend. Clear copper/brown pour with a medium beige head. Malty nose with slight fruity esters, caramel and floral hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with light soft fruit and an earthy floral hop finish.
Dogbrick (6863) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from growler. The beer is a clear brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that dissipates steadily to a film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and hops. Light body with a roasty malt character and notes of mildly bitter herbal hops and caramel. The finish is moderately bitter hops up front with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall.