TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2002
A dark beer with a hint of a fruity taste. This will go nicely with my Taco Bell for Dinner! garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2003
With just a bit of fizz, this product of Wile E. Coyote's favorite company has full, complex flavor with a pleasant "carbony" finish and aftertaste. delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2002
yum. smooth,creamy,almost fruity brown ale.
while hop heads won't be impressed, others who go for full on flavor will be delighted.
tasted like flying fish's dubbel to me. and i love that beer!
north coast, flying fish and bell's kalamazoo are three consistently awesome MBs. mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2006
Creamy and smooth is a good description. This chocolatey tasting brown is very good. The Hops seem to make themselves more present than with most browns. Meshes in nicely with the brown malt. linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2006
Pours out a dark brown with a foamy intricate head. Is slightly cloudy in appearance. The smell is creamy and malty. Taste is a crisp and creamy brown that rests well on the palate and coats all the way down.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2010
North Coast Brewing Company--Acme California Brown Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--23 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) 5.6% ABV on Web Page. Tight creamy lacy head. Clear dark amber color. Toasted mild hop front. Crisp mild cocoa fruit malty crusty biscuit caramel earthy body. Dry clean mild citrus hop end. Amber Ale Cross. Nice! Sampled 11/17/2004. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Dark brown color with medium sized light tan head. Very nutty taste with hints of caramel chocolate and yeast. No real hop taste and not too swet. Very good brown. I love North Coast. nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2005
An average ale. This brown ale pours an amber orange color with a slight off-white head that last for the entire bottle. Not much aroma going on here other than a grassy, oaky aroma. The taste s much better with some oak, vanilla, and honey. It is sweetly pleasant with a small hops aftertaste that balances the beer quite well. I would buy it again if I wanted to drink something quality for an entire afternoon. weepingsuds (223) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
This is a very good balance of sweet malt, and light hops. I would definitly reach for this again. BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 9, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 I've always considered Acme to be the mediocre label of what is essentially a world class brewer. This brown however was a complete surprise. It has a very well pronounced malt with a nutty chocoltae profile that's full enough to be a porter. What it does really well is to add a crisp hop refreshing finish that doesn't allow the smooth malts to dominate. Definitely worth going out and buying another 6-pack and a bargain at that.