OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle @Copenhagen Beer Festival 2012. Clear reddish brown body, under a finger of beige head. Complex aroma featuring bakery, ripe citrus fruits, toasted malts and some fine grassy hops. Taste is much the same. Balanced with well integrated malt and hop flavors. A well-crafted and utterly drinkable Brown.
jonhall (62) - - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 Darker than regular steam. Nice malt. Low in hoppiness. Good color. Slightly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bth122 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown. Medium head. Big malt aroma with caramel, chocolate, roasty, molassis, brown sugar, coconut. Light sweetness, light bitter. Medium body, creamy palate. Slight chaulk taste at end. Carbonation on softer side. One of the better browns I have had.
gunnfryd (14725) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is peaches, roasted malt, fruit. Flavour is peaches, malt, fruit, citrus, hop. Medium to full body. OK beer.
Hogfather (69) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierzwerg: Brown colour with medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, fruits and malts. Taste of caramel, coffee, roasted malts. Light bitterness, medium body with average carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
TET (2952) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown beer with a medium and light brown head. Aroma is dark malty and slightly roasted, lots of red berries, hint of chocolate. Taste of dark bread, some berries, low, herbal bitterness Medium bodied, quite smooth to drink. Simple Brown Ale with strong berryness, good, but slightly boring.
ChrisHSOTE (22) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice thick and creamy brown ale, lots of sweet and cinnamon elements. Easy going and nice citrus
fugitive (1990) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color brown with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, grass, orange. Taste sweet, malt, orange, bread.
jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy deep reddish brown. Aroma is rich syrupy malt with a distinct earthy hop flavor. The taste starts out malty then changes to slightly sour. The finish is nicely crisp and dry.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat odd brown ale, mainly because of the Citra hops, but it’s still kind of interesting. Pleasant amount of roast and toast, along with a slight nuttiness. Loads of citrus, mostly orange, plus a lemon meringue note. Mildish yet balancing bitterness. Pinch of lactic-like sourness. I love Citra hops, but I don’t think they work so well with this beer’s malt bill.