hopbag (159) - - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty, toasty, caramel. Dark crystal malt. Not too sweet. Lots of English yeast character, with that fruity estery thing, is not my favorite. Spicy hops are nice. Well balanced brown ale, good body, but not really my style.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can. Deep chestnut with a tight,beige head. Sweet cereal aromas. Bright and fruity with a grain heavy finish.
AJK9600 (20) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outdoors, mid 40s temps, poured into a frosted mug. Small fire going. This beer is excellent for the situation described. Deep flavors with a superb hoppy finish.
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SlovakSniper (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cette brown ale est brune. Sa tête mousseuse est assez épaisse. Une dentelle est observable. Les arômes de sucre brun se mêlent aux parfums légers de chocolat et aux houblons en fleurs. Les saveurs sont celles du style : malts bruns, trace chocolatée, noix, caramel terreux. La bouche est légère et pétillante. La finale est courte et brune. En canette de 16 onces. Pas mauvais mais peu spectaculaire. Personne n’a voulu finir la moitié de mon verre.
EvanFriend (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite brown ales. Not too thin, well balanced - not overly sweet or overly hoppy like many brown ales can be. An excellent beer in a style that is all too rarely done well.
BucannonXC5 (1510) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Oct. 22, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 22, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on Aug. 14, 2014 with a shelf life of six months
Poured a brownish, caramel, hazy color with two fingers of frothy, khaki tan head. Below average foamy spotty lacing on the sides of the glass. Average-to-below average retention. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled a pleasant whiff of hops up front, which was a bit surprising. Mainly floral hops, but some light non-descript Citra in there as well. Then came the malts - hazel, caramel, toffee, Rolos, Heath Bar, chocolate, roasted honey nuts and light butterscotch. Very nice on the nose. (Smell - 4.13)
Taste wasn’t quite as good as the nose. Got toffee, hazel, caramel, roasty nuts, toast, honey nuts, light black coffee malts, espresso, light chocolate and light floral hops. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Slightly bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75)
The smell was the best part and I had high hopes, but it was nothing that special. (Overall - 3.75)
3.83 86 B+
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to pub glass. Pours rich brown. Nice thick head that goes away rather soon. Light sweet taste. Almost creamy on the palate. Overall is a great beer. Has some awesome malt flavor. A great brown beer.
evergreen0199 (3147) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A chestnut brown coloured pour with a thin off white/beige head on top. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, slightly sweet, malty, caramel, nutty.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite brown ales. Strong all the way around. Very balanced beer and the taste is very good. Especially in the fall.
HonusWagner (2131) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A defining solid American Brown Ale. It looks brown. It tastes brown, with that maltiness that elicits something like cookies while not being overly sweet. It’s easy to drink, a touch bitter, flavorful but not over the top. It doesn’t reach the highs of a Maduro variant but it’s nearly as good as that base beer, and that’s good enough for me.