jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Pours a beautiful sparkling clear reddish amber with a quickly fading head. Aroma is sweet, malty and bready. Taste has notes of caramel, toffee, toasty malts, light english hops, some citrus and a hint of apple. Pretty sweet, not much bitterness. Medium bodied and a little watery on the back end. Overall, pretty solid but VERY boring. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Draught, JFK International Airport: darker brown than many pale ales, boasting more malt flavour on top of some bitter English style hops. Finish is long and malty, really a tasty treat while waiting to board… willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2004
10.20.04 12 oz bottle for the ALCS game seven. Looks rather coppery in an English pale sort of way -- Oliver calls it chesnut and I think that’s right on. Aromas are lightly floral with a nice toffee note and some apricot. Flavors are mild, pale, and ripe. At temperature the beer blossoms nicely and some floral character comes through on the palate. Medium bodied, very light eff. There’s a slight sour note that seems to be shared by many of the Brooklyn beers I’ve had: not bad, but sour. brownaler (673) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Amber red appearence. Has a nice citrus aroma with other fruits whithin. Mild hops throughout. A soild and drinkable ale. Reminds me a lot of Red Seal. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2004
A beautiful ale, with textured caramel flavors. Maybe slightly more watery than the Brooklyn Lager. Gorgeous and refreshing, as Brooklyn beers are. This declares it, hands down--Brooklyn is my favorite brewery. Don’t know what their process is, but all their beers I’ve tried--most of their major ones--have been incredibly flavorful, creative, and refreshing. Cheers for a sizable ale here.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2004
This brew pours red with i nice thick head. Not a bad brew, but taste is watered down. Aroma is maybe kind of nutty perhaps. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2004
Clear brown, bubbly white head. Dull caramel aroma. Thin flavour of caramel and burnt sugar. sweet finish och caramel. A boring amber. omhper (25249) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2004
Bottled. Clear reddish brown. Caramelly and clean. Boring brief caramel flavour followed by a short finish with low bitterness. Lifeless and industrial. Is it just me or has this brewery gone downhill? DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2004
I forgot to write this down.All i remember is hints of fruits and nuts.Was kind of dry but tasty. DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Pours chestnut red with orange hues and a foamy tan head. This beer looks great in a glass. Head doesn’t last long but does leave some lovely lacing around the edges. Aroma is sweet and malty giving a nosefull of brew-kettle fresh wort, and a trailing after-aroma of fresh hops. Flavor is a little bit less than what I expected, mostly malt, some hops in the finish, but leaves a sour aftertaste, I drank six of these before their expiration date and they all tasted the same. A bit too much carbonation and the sour finish led to a bad mouthfeel. Overall, I’m going to have to say that this is an overrated beer, maybe I just had a bad batch but I’d expect a beer like this to rate somewhere around the low 40’s. Oh well, I’ll try it on tap when I get a chance to visit the brewery.