portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tight kahki head that fades. Aroma is good roasted malt and some plesant coffee scents and maple. Taste is nice and roasted malt along with some funky sweet maple. Palate is medium feel with a mellow carbonation and finishes dry. This is one of the tastier Brau Brothers I have had. Good stuff. Onslow (1530) - 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! benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 24, 2011
The aroma of the Braun Ale is very similar to oatmeal, with some caramel, and a very faint hint of pine as well. It’s not incredibly complex on the nose, but when sipping, the aroma comes through stronger. The palate is very smooth and also full bodied. Overall, a quite impressive beer in a style that I’m usually apathetic about. Try it out. joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr.
Cloudy red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and light roasted aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa powder.
Sweet and light roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee.
Roasted finish. mjmoen (595) - - JAN 10, 2015
Pours a clear brown color with tan head. Chocolate aromas and flavors are nice
jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle from Tytoanderso - Thanks! Beautiful chestnut brown pour with a finger of creamy tan head. Nose is sweet, malty and nutty. Flavor is earthy and nutty. Plenty of malts, hints of chocolate and light bitters. True to the description, a little twinge of raspberry is detectable right before the bitters in the trailer. Nice suprise from a small MN brewery! Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Appearance: opaque, ruddy brown, small head.
Aroma: caramel & nuts, nice and malty, good and toasty.
Taste: medium-bodied, with flavor of nuts, and toffee. Dry finish. Grows in complexity through the life of the drink. Getting a deeper feel that reminds me of a Belgian dubbel...makes me wonder what the malts are. Hops seem to be on the way-down-low, but are around here somewhere.
Missing something, though, could use a little this, a little that, to make it memorable.
But quite good...As an autumnal seasonal, not bad at all...I can feel the warmth, already.
capncali (12) - USA - JUN 3, 2010
good balanced braun alealittle heavy on the carbonation for me but consistent with style good overall sessionable beer.
CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Pours a beautiful reddish brown color with a very small well retained head. The aroma is fruity and very nutty with a bit of toffee and leaf rot with just a tad hint of chlorine. The flavor is strong with molasses up front but this gives way to all sorts of pleasantries like cocoa and vanilla, nuttiness and roastiness.... just tons of malt flavor without being really sweet at all. The beer is moderately bitter but really well balanced.
Just the best Brau Brothers beer I’ve had yet, the best one by a mile. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Clear brown, beige head. Nutty, coffee, bready aroma. Flavor is sweet, yeast cake, brown sugar. Not all too bad.