shoestring (419) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2007
Bit of biscuits and caramel came through . Not too bad. Sweeter Newkie Broon cgarvieuk (25222) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2007
brown in colour, way to fizzy and not very palatable, just didnt work for me at all. Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2005
From A Bottle.Dark amber in colour,big head,a thin and flat tasting brown for me. SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2004
Sept, 2002: Off-putting name, but a decent ale. This is light and refreshing, but with plenty of flavours. Not an outstanding beer, but quite cheap, pleasant and easy to get hold of. Good memories of drinking this in a caravan in Dorset.[2.5] rauchbier (3907) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2004
Aug, 2003: Did a direct comparison with <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=132&FanOfID=4383>N Brown
which this obviously immitates. The Rivet was slightly redder, but otherwise the appearance was the same. The aroma on both is quite fruity with some rusty iron and stale peanut skin, but the Rivet is sweeter and fruitier with an element of blackcurrant sweets, parma violets and the body sweat of a fat alcoholic. The Rivet has the more pleasant aroma. The mouthfeel is similar. But the flavour of the Rivet is much tastier - very young and fruity, slightly sweet with the blackcurrants and parma violets stronger here than in the aroma. Finish is initially soft, drying into a gentle tannic finish with shades of iron. [3.3]
Sept, 2004: Head to Head again with <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=132&FanOfID=4383>N Brown, and the Rivet wins again. There’s some roasty notes which is moving this slowly in the direction of an Irish Red. It’s surprising how similar two beers can be, yet how one can be so much more tasty! [3.3]
Bottled. Amber bronze, good lasting lacy white head and moderate condition. Caramel and delicate hops in the nose. Nutty caramel and slight metallic notes in the mouth with some saltiness towards the end. Peppery finish with a slight dryness.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2003
Quite sterile malty aroma. Rusty copper colour with virtually no head. Toffee malt flavour with a bitter hopped finish. Slightly rusty tinges. Similar to Newcastle Brown ale, but just a bit sweeter. RobBestwick (940) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2003
light malty aroma, pours with a deep copper hue and small head, sweet malty flavour, minimal carbonation, reasonable brown ale.