r464 (2372) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Deep coppery color with a malty aroma. Tannish white head. Nutty and malty with a hint of roastiness. A distinct leaning to the malt over the hops, though not in a sweet manner. radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Poured a brownish color with a slight ruby tone to it, small off-white head. Aroma was sweet caramels, molasses, touch of chocolate. Flavor was caramels, molasses, nutty notes. Clean and refreshing. jgb9348 (6482) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Clear brown coloured body with a nice ruby tint and a thin tan head with large bubbles. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, brown sugar and a very mild yeast scent. Light-bodied; Some maltiness and a lot of peanuts and pecans soon after the sip. Aftertaste shows a light-bodied beer with a nutty and slightly bitter flavour with no body and no complexity. Overall, not such a great beer - a touch of sweetness and nuts, but way too watery and no complexity at all make for an uninspired beer. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Market Cellars in Reston, Virginia on 11-December-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 10-January-2011. msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a light brown as the name might imply with a slight off white head. Aroma is primarily of malts. Taste was a bit lacking for me, seemed to be a nothing special ale to me. Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Pours light brown with a off-white head. Aroma is fairly well balanced with notes of roasted barley, crystal malts, and a little bit of hops. The taste is a tad lacking compared to the aroma with a touch of bitter chocolate and other sweetness and a mellow hop finish.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
A sticky beige collar remains over the clearish dark brown ale. Surprisingly sugary nose with barley sugar and jolly ranche inclinations amid coniferous and leafy undertones. While it’s a very clean brew, I’m surprised I perceive more than a hint of tartish pie crust yeastiness in there. In mouth, it ain’t a beefy one that’s for sure. A thin-bodied ale with soft small-bubbled carbonation that make it seem a bit rounder. Sweet and fruity (grape and cherry juice), but also fairly hoppy in a tart and coniferous way that makes a funny fit with the juicy malts. It is rare to encounter a beer that is both very thin and very candy-like. I can’t say I’m very fond of it, but I appreciate its high drinkability and originality. The malts could use more depth though. nickd717 (4888) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to ben4321.
Not as brown as most brown ales. It’s more like a clear dark reddish-brown. A one-finger tan head sits on top and leaves good lacing and thick spotty foam.
The aroma is pretty nice, sweet and chocolaty with a little caramel. No detectable hop aroma really at all.
The flavor is a little on the sweeter side but fairly pleasant. Caramel, chocolate, and roast.
Medium-bodied and very slick on the mouthfeel with soft carbonation.
Overall, an above-average brown ale from my hometown of the ’burg. Not going to knock anyone’s socks off, but it’s reasonably tasty. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin creamy offwhite head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of faint chocolate and roasty notes with a tinny hop note. The taste is bitter leafy hops and faint chocolate malts. Watery and thin. Definitely needs improvement. PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 Pours brown/deep amber (depending on lighting). Transparent/well-filtered. Decent cream-colored head. Aroma/Flavor is moderate burnt coffee roastiness with piney hop bitterness/flavor/aroma. Much less chocolate. A bit grainy. Thin to medium body. Pretty good, not a work of art. Beerdedone (3457) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours copper brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of light chocolate, faint caramel and some earthiness. Flavor was lightly sweet with caramel malts, chocolate, molasses, nuttiness and some earthy hops.