OnTheTrail (593) - Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2017 bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clean brown color with a finger of foam. The nose is citrus pine and round malts. The palate is the same with nice balance between hop notes and malty sweet undertones. Restrained and lighthanded and highly drinkable. Nice bitterness cleans up the finish !
Pours dark copper, light brown head. Strong toffee caramel aroma, something a little fruity. Taste is cola, some bitter hops but withouthe hops flavors. Aroma is much better thanow the taste. Foxbush (2119) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2015
12 oz bottle Another beer for the AOPD beers each month The ale poured a clear brown to mahogany color with an off-white head and modest lacing. The aroma of floral hops and spruce. The flavor was more complex with citrus hops and caramel malts all blended with a slightly biscuit-like taste. The ale had a medium body with average carbonation. This is an excellent brown ale with a moderately bitter finish. hayduke (5702) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle from Jack Nash of Eureka, CA probably from the Beer of the Month club. Pours a darm amber with a beige head. Nose of citrus hops. Medium in body. Flavor is roasted malts and a lot of citrus hop;s, Finish is rich and bitter and there is a hint of sourness. . Good. Mep3222 (1659) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Noticeable hoppy aroma. Taste is hop forward with some malt balance. More hoppy than most Browns. Palate is watery and not the much malt for a brown. Not too balance and definitely a watery brown. Nothing special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jrwhitney6 (509) - - APR 26, 2015
Beer of month club offering. Pours a slightly murky light brown. Nose is more floral, citrus than other brown ales - and no malt/nuttiness. Taste of some citrus, a touch of nuttiness, and an almost sour finish. Different than typical brown ale but decent beer.
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zvikar (6518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2014
BBOTMC. Pours bronze with a nice head, aroma of caramel, pine, over ripe apricot, flavor of hops, bitter, biscuits, fruits, pine, pretty refreshing, medium bodied. mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is citrusy and nutty with toasted malts. Taste is mild hops, nuts, coffee and citrus. Very nice version of a brown ale. A little over carbonated for my taste. sudomorph (1192) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a near clear, deep caramel with a large, off white head. Aroma has pleasant/ notes of citrus, pine, a bit of resin, and very dainty roast. Taste is balanced. Pine, citrus, and resin at the beginning then hunts of roast, then into a citrus, pine finish. Almost like a nice APA. Medium body and carbonation. Clean and refreshing in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Overall a nice, American brown. Like a good APA mixed with hints of roasted malts. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2014
On draft at Adirondack. Pours a mostly clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Nose is toasted malts, hints of coffee, and some nuts. Flavor is similar with toasted malts, slight coffee in the mid and mild nuts going into the finish. Dries out on the back end with coffee going in and out the whole time. Light to medium in body and a nice brown overall. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a mug.
The appearance was a decent looking dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light stringy lacing glossing along the glass.
The smell had a nice roasty to sweet nutty to caramel maltiness backed up by a light toffee.
The taste was mainly sweet with a decent roasty nutty flavoring leading to a dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good brown ale well worthy of having again.