BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Tap at BC. Hazy brown thin head. Hint of caramel aroma. Toasted malt flavor, mild hop flavor finishes. closey22 (2101) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Hazy brown no head; little if any aroma; flava is roasty grainy notes of chocolate; feels light moderate fizz; finishes malty tangy roasty katrinaez (2247) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Surprised that this is described on the board as chocolate. I got some caramel. Some sugar. A touch of chocolate but very little else. Tap Art (3220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Medium brown pour. Slightly nutty with buttery popcorn aroma. Flawed. Didn’t finish this one. klk343 (163) - - FEB 11, 2015
Dark brown. Heavy, thick mouthfeel. Definite chocolate flavors. Sweet scent. Not a fan.
Dacrza (1035) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2015
DATE TASTED: January 1, 2015... GLASSWARE: Victory nonick... OCCASION: New Year’s hosting--a good start to the year.. APPEARANCE: dark mahogany body; quickly thinning, off-white head; reasonable tracing like archipelagos... AROMA: rather earthy and peaty, almost like a porter in its brackishness; some sugary notes too, but otherwise, understated... PALATE: flat, heavy, medium-bodied; mildly effervescent and filling; slightly oily...TASTE: hints of toasted of some caramel, and muted hops; toffee is at the finish--subtle but enjoyable... OVERALL: a serviceable brown that drinks smoothly from the growler; indicative of of the genre but not outstanding...
anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
At barley creek in tap chocolate overtone but tasted burnt.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SBFilms (8) - - MAY 14, 2013 does not count
Poured into a pint glass at 50 degrees
full review at http://lownobudgetreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/07 (Ryan’s Reviews)
In general, I’m not a fan of brown ales. I think they are… well… kind of boring. ANTLER pours a rich mahogany brown that lets off some red tones when held up to the light, and is a bit more visually appealing than many brown ales I’ve had. It’s capped with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates pretty rapidly and leaves just a bit of lacing behind.
Taking a whiff, there is just not too much there. There is some nice maltiness, and a bit of nice medium body to the aroma. The taste is a pretty average brown ale flavor to me; the malt has a medium balance to it, neither too dark and astringent nor too light and golden. There are some hops on the back end, not much bitterness, and almost no hop aroma to speak of. The flavor has just a hit of nut – like walnut or hazelnut – and a very mild caramel undertone, which I wished were more pronounced.
ANTLER is pretty thin and smooth, with very light carbonation, and not nearly as substantial as it looks. The body of the beer was not too much heavier than water, which for many would be a good thing; this makes ANTLER a very easy to drink beer, if this is your style. For me, brown ales are just not something I really enjoy, and ANTLER didn’t do too much to change my mind.