vinivini (3079) - Gomel, BELARUS - NOV 18, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed 3/11/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a two finger light mocha shade; the retention featured is excellent. The creamy texture leaves behind a good conglomeration of lacing on the glass.
S: What seems to take the forefront are distinct melon notes from the hops. The usual brown ale notes reside behind it (hazelnut and chocolate, primarily). It seems like the hops feature a distinct acidic quality to them in the aroma - old bottle, perhaps?
T: Even if its an old bottle, the melon and mango qualities really give it something different than what the style is used to. After a hoppy, bright opening, some chocolate, hazelnut, and brown sugar pops up to help finish the beer. Altogether, the citrusy hops and dark malts give it kind of a ’chocolate-covered orange’ taste to it, while exhales allow toasted malt qualities to appear. Simplicity aside, it’s still a good one right now; I could see a fresh bottle being great.
M: Not that heavy. Most brown ales I’ve encountered are really sweet yet chalky; this one has a pleasant smoothness to it, and a balance between lingering malt sweetness and hop dryness. Sweetness wins out, but overall this one is quite drinkable regardless.
O: Pretty likable, I must say. I’d reckon one bottle is enough for me; move up to two and it would become pretty cloying. Still, a solid example of a style I don’t really care for.
Bottled. Cloudy chestnut brown. Small beige head. Rich malts form the nose: caramel, toast, honey. Citrusy hops are well in front. Light to medium body. Medium sweet an decently bitter taste. Rich malts. Citra hops. I liked it definitely. josanguapo (1973) - SPAIN - SEP 6, 2017
From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing 8 Bit Commando. Brown sugar, nuts, even dark fruits in a full mouthfilling body. The citra hops provides a well integrated refreshing herbal touch DraftDodger (1738) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2017
Copenhagen 19/8-2017. 35,5 cl bottle from Meny. A lot of corn to signify that they call it "All Malt Single Hop Brown Ale". Pours slightly hazy maroon with yellowish head. Settles as thin layer of foam barely covering the surface of the beer. Moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet but not cloying due to the hops peeking through. Nuts, caramel and light roasted malts. Medium carbonation and thin watery palate. Flavor has pretty strong sweetness followed by medium to strong bitterness. A Brown Ale which manages to be sweet and refreshing at the same time - probably due to the bitter edge in the aftertaste. Fisler (716) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2017
Wenig Carbo, dunkelbraun, in der Nase schöne Nalznoten mit einer gewissen Fruchtigkeit. Im Trunk malzig süffig, leichte Schokonoten mittig, hinten bitter. Schöne Komposition! WillemsUrenkel (2045) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 12, 2017
12 fl oz bottle from Beer Supreme, Oldenburg, 2,69 €. A nice red brown in the glass, one finger frothy beige head. Fresh hopy on the nose with malt in the background. Taste starts decent hopy with roasted malt, some orange sourness in the background row. Getting dry with roasted malt in the second part.
adamnowek (3404) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2017
Basically black. Light tan head, though its incredibly thin. Aroma is caramel and pine. Taste is sour dark fruit and chocolate. phfyysik (1463) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2017
Pours brown with medium head. Aroma is caramel, malts, grassy, some bitterness, light fruits. Taste is bread, raisin, roast, gingerbread, plums, some spices. Nice beer! bonev (967) - POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Piwo metne w kolorze brazowym nalewa sie z dosc obfita sredniopecherzykowa piana. W aromacie karmel i orzechy z domieszka chleba. W smaku mamy praktycznie to samo. Piwo jest dosc slodkie z niska goryczka i wysyceniem na srednim poziomie. elbernays (1704) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 1, 2017
Bottle at Bru house. Pours red with brown hues. Good head. Nut pine Aroma. Sweet nut flavor. Carlisle (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle. Pours medium-dark brown with a beige head. Nose of caramel with some toffee notes. Sweet bready malt with caramel and honey notes. Some citrus in the sweet, long fruit just. Medium body.
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