anstei (2608) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours cloudy brown, no way to see through. Malty nose, almost red aleish taste, strong malty body, sweet and bitter. Oily texture. Good finish. jujumaries (17) - FRANCE - JUL 10, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Smoothie but not too much, dark, but not too dark... Just a good beer ! Its also flavorful and tasty, liked it DKL (250) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2014
Draft. Dark brown and slightly could with almost no head. Smells rich and complex, with butterscotch, rum, dough, fruitcake and spices. Flavour shows off an impressive maltiness that is not overly roasted or too sweet. Subtle hop aromas add balance and complexity without smothering the malts. The alcohol is so well disguised to make this almost too drinkable. Tastes like a lot of work went into getting this beer just right. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
The head is robust, the body dark brown, almost black. It smells hoparomatic, darkmalty, hoppy, a bit roasty, bit fruity. The taste is roasty, darkmalty, aromatic, fruity-fresh. Good! 3.7 Travlr (26066) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Clear maroon brown color, brown head. Aroma of Christmas fruitcake. Taste has light spice, brown bread. Nice.
gam (4073) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
Small head misty red brown pour medium carbonation aromas hoppy citrus caramel chocolate toffee nut the flavours caramel nut fruit crispness strong bitter roasted malt fruit very sharp the finish nice ale best aftertastes lingering hops and bitterroasted malt sweetness as well very good DylansDad (659) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2013
Brown Ale? Wow, I didn’t know brown ales could taste so red. The taste doesn’t really match the description. For me, whereas the majority of the beers I drink have a malt base to support the glittering hop pony, this beer has a hop base to properly show off the malt pony. And a mighty fine malt pony it is, too. Hey, maybe that’s what a brown ale is. I’ll check it out. lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
supremely likable with huge sweet richness, dark fruits, nuts and caramel. like a huge big cuddly soft non-prickly un-angry grizzly bear. i want to hug it. yum. name is unfortunate though, because as good as it is, it certainly isn’t like being hit across the head with lemon wrapped around a gold brick. more suited to liberty’s c!tra, or some other big citrus dipa i think. Pdubyah (791) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2012
This is a top beer, it’s got a lot going on and isn’t a difficult beer to enjoy. A "Brown Ale" does not do it justice this is much more than a cloth cap beer. Thoroughly enjoying it! omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2012
Does hide the alcohol well, with malty caramel flavours undertones. However a little underwhelmed by this beer.