Tmoney99 (14846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft sample. Poured clear reddish brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew.
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 On tap at the Shark Club in Howell. Poured a deep amberish color with a small sized head. Toasty, pine, some floralness, some caramel, and some roast. Well balanced...this should not be a Brown Ale....an Amber Ale if anything. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Toffee malt and grass aroma. Hazy orange-brown color with large head. Sweet toffee malt and tangy/acidic grass flavor. Okay. hopscotch (11180) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle… Florida Craft Beer and Wing Fest 2012… Pours a clear, deep amber with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is quite faint and nearly nondescript, but I am able to pull delicate shades of caramel malt and other toasted grains from the glass. Medium-bodied and almost fatty with tickling carbonation. Well-balanced flavor – gentle components of caramel, toasted grain and some mashiness. Finishes crisp, clean and refreshing… much like every other beer in the Frankenmuth line. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle from Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours ruby but more dark ambery copper through direct light, and the head is insignificant and off-white. Nose is caramel, mild vinous fruit. Tastes caramelly, buttery, with mild hops and vinous fruit. This one is a diacetyl bomb. I’ve had layered double buttered movie theater popcorn that was less buttery than this. And the taste is bland, one-dimensional, and downright abhorrent. I’d seriously drink any other 0.5 rating of my ratebeer career before I’d drink this again. My first drain pour in over 5-6 years, and I gave it 6 ounces before I drained it.
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle: The aroma consists of roasted nuts, light caramel, and a touch of chocolate. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, brownish-orange with some sediment and a three finger tightly bubbled cream colored head. It has decent retention and leaves behind some sporadic webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of an almost wheat-like tanginess. The finish has light-moderate roasted nuts and a touch of chocolate. Light bodied with extremely lively carbonation that gives it a prickly/stinging mouthfeel...way too carbonated. Overall, it seems like a pretty standard Brown Ale, but it’s so overcarbonated that it makes it really difficult to enjoy. thedm (6306) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild nut mild hops brown malt and malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Its nice to find more notes from a time I spent in Michigan.
I had this nice beer about two years ago and here’s my take on it.
I poured it into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice amber/brown color with about a finger and a half of a somewhat creamy to off-white sort of color coating the top of the glass.
The smell was somewhat malty and soapy. There really wasn’t much hops anywhere.
The taste was basically sweet but didn’t indicate much for a desirability. There was a slight soapy malty aftertaste with a quick dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation seemed okay for the style and for me as it was somewhat creamy and smooth.
Overall, its an Irish Red Ale, perhaps not a go to style for me, but it was nice to try. Would I have this again? Perhaps only with a steak as that’s the usual recommendation for Irish Reds. rumproasts (5544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
bottle. red amber with small head. Subpar Irish ale, though to be fair, I hate just about all Irish ales. flavor is just unpleasant. looks nice though hotstuff (5232) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle and rated on 3-17-2012. Pours a medium sized very fizzy ivory head that mostly diminished. There was no lacing, transparent body, fizzy, fast-rising carbonation, and a gold hue. The aroma is malty, toasty, caramel, and semi-sweet. The flavor is semi-sweet, malty, caramel, lightly bitter, and hint of roastiness. The mouthfeel is tingly and this is medium bodied Irish Ale. Overall, this beer is easy to drink as the ABV is well masked and comes off as a session beer. There was a lingering bitter aftertaste; however, this beer could use more flavor to give it more character and a higher rating.