CanIHave4Beers (4184) - 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 (11049) - 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. bigcat03 (323) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle poured into an English pint. Had a ruby brown color and a thick tan head. Aroma is very malty with a decent amount of chocolate and a hint of fruitiness present. Taste starts off pretty fruity with a hint of chocolate but quickly shifts to biscuit with a hint of hops. Finishes off with a light hoppy bitterness. Palate is just right for the style with low carbonation. Very fruity for a brown but I like it! grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2007
On tap. Aroma of caramel, nuts, some roastiness. Good flavor, solid enough bitterness to let you know it’s there. Good beer. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Poured from a 12oz bottle(thanks Tyler!) and served in a Bell’s dimpled mug. This beer poured a semi-translucent brown color with a lasting tan head. A small amount of slippery lacing was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of caramel, nuts, and biscuit. The flavor was nice and malty with notes of caramel, chocolate, nuts, along with a mildly spicy noble hop finish. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and smooth with light carbonation. A very nice example of the style. I wish I could get my hands on more of this!
wench (30) - st. paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2008
clear dark brown in color. aroma very pleasant chocolate, carmel, and malts. think I liked the aroma better then the taste. I found it a little bitter. was good but not my favorite brown ale. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks to Deliriumfest for this one in a trade!
A-Completely transparent chestnut brown colored body. Pours with an approximately 2 finger foamy off-white head. Head eventually fades completely. No lacing left behind in the glass.
S-Nose has a very sweet, sticky nose of caramel and toffee, behind this is a hint of nuttiness.
T-Initial flavor of sweet caramel and toffee. These flavors intensify for the finish and add a hint of roasted nuttiness. Flavor is clean otherwise.
P-Medium tingly carbonation and medium weight, drinkable body. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky.
O- This is a nice English Brown Ale. I haven’t had an English Brown in awhile and it was nice to revisit the style. This brew is very sweet and has a strong flavor. It would be perfect for making bread with. Wouldn’t mind having this again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-27-2008 01:15:14
-- Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of cocoa, carmel, light raspberry and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and light raspberry with a smooth lingering fruity carmel finish. Ryborne (53) - - APR 28, 2013
Very brown with tan caramel head. Chocolate and coffee. Can taste the raspberry after a while. bigtaster (977) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Brown black color almost color of a great root beer, head is tan with some frothy bubbles. Anise, chocolate, smoke in the aroma. Medium to light body, flavors are melded together, anise, chocolate, sweet dark malts, balanced finish. This is tasty but nothing special.