MeadMe (1694) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2010
A: Pours a nice dark nutty brown with amber tones showing through. Nice tall tan head that dies to a big bubbly ring. Nice chunks of spotty lace left behind as this one is consumed.
S: Wonderful sweet malt aromas. Bold brown sugar and caramel. Nuts and toffee. Mild chocolate as well.
T: Now this is not an extreme beer lovers dream, what it is though is a real nice brown ale. Wonderful brown sugar sweetness. Notes of chocolate malt with wonderful roast. Lots of almond and pecans.
M: Medium in body, smooth, almost creamy.
D: Wonderful, tasty and damn drinkable. Did not even know this brewer existed. It’s a win for me, and I am usually not a fan of malty brews. BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2011
this Brown Ale had a clear red-ruby pour and gave a one finger light tan colored head, carbonation was medium or so, a mild center stream with various streams of bubbles at the sides of the glass, left some spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass,
this beer had aromas of chocolate, caramel, toasted malt, some nut and brown sugar sweetness,
I did not notice the hops in this beer,
the flavors are chocolate, toasted malt, nut, caramel and brown sugar sweetness,
this beer finished with toasted malt, caramel and a little sweetness, the finish is drier than the typical Brown Ale but with hardly any bitterness,
the mouth feel was about medium,
a nice Brown Ale, I would drink this again.
Onslow (1539) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Pour from a12 oz bottle. Deep brwon brew iwth very thin head. Very light carbonation. Great aroma of malt, roasted malt, fruit, and nuts. Taste is sweet malt start with nutty overtones and hints of fruit, a little of the fuggles hops assert themselves in the finish. Palate is good but could do with a little more carbonation - maybe the bottles I got were a little flat. As is, a very fine brown ale! tennisjoel (1496) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Autumn Brew Review ’07 mmmbeer (1433) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Out of the many high gravity brews I sampled, this beer was against that mold. However, what I sampled was a nice brown ale that was surprisingly complex. What I discovered was flavors of caramel malt, some dried fruit, and a roasted nut background. Very solid. Besides the doppelbock, I would consider this my second favorite Brau bros. brew to date.
12 oz. bottle from Guerde- thank you! Served in an old mug- poured a transparent brown with amber hue, medium and lively carbonation, no head. Aroma of malt (partially wheat?), butter, and notes of toffee and caramel- highly interesting. Hits the mouth with a high- medium body, very wide, malt is there 100%, nuts with cream come in the middle, finish is hearty, lingers, and nothing but pure delight. It may be the lack of beer lately, but this one, the last one from Guerde, was nothing short of awesome!
ccex (1389) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
12 oz. bottle pours a clear chestnut brown with a small beige head and practically no lacing. Smells of roasted malts and yeast. Aroma has hints of chocolate and fruit (raspberry?) The finish is slightly sweet, clean, and satisfying. As Minnesotans would say to praise this: not bad at all. commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Large mug poured at Lyon’s Pub. Copper in color with small head. Smell is like a syrupy, old coffee left out for too long. Taste is...not good. Something really unpleasant...maybe burnt sugar mixed with bitters. There are some sour fruit elements. Not much complexity or enjoyment with this option. Avoid. ozzy70 (1333) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours cola colored with no head. Aroma was coffee, roasted malt and nutty. Taste was a little flat but overall okay. hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery (Marshall, MN). Poured clear, dark brown, small tan head no real lacing. Aroma of nut, mats and even some chocolate. Taste is nutty, lots of malts coffee and chocolate. Nice, very drinkable. Guerde (1297) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2007
(bottle) Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nice aroma of toasted nuts and roasted malt. The flavor was sweet with caramel initially and some roasted coffee, but then this yielded to a somewhat dry cocoa-like finish that was a little odd. Pretty good though.