502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - DEC 25, 2008
12 oz into pint glass. This thing looked great but was unfortunately a bust as it was pretty heavily oxidized, which I am blaming on the screw off caps. Why any company uses these is beyond me. BeerandBlues2 (13823) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle received via trade with daknole. Pours clear brown with an average, rocky, off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, roasted grain), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of date, apple, and cola. Light bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2008
light cola brown pour with a small white head. Hazelnut and caramel aroma. Similar flavor, some rotten grain and tootsie pops. Finished somewhat flat, light veggies come through while it goes down kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Name: The Eleven Brown AleChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Appearance: clear brown, wispy dirty white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, just a hint of caramel sweetness, earthyness keeping it dry,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dry chocolate, touch of nuttyness, lots of balancing earthyness, light lasting bitterness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, reddish-brown body circled with a thin ring of bubbles.
Smell: Aroma of toast, roast, caramel, and nuts. Yes sir, it’s a brown ale, alright.
Taste: Flavor of toasted nuts with a small hint of roast and a restrained caramel sweetness. Light spicy hops, low bitterness. Drying finish with a lingering nuttiness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: Sure, it’s designed for easy drinking, but in a world filled with brown ales, this one is just so-so.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Pours a reddish/brown with a small 1/8 inch head. Smells of malts, mild hops and spices. First sip has some spicy notes but not much flavor and not much of a finish. Fairly light bodied, carbonated well but lacking in flavor. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle from Total Wine. THis is an ok beer, a tad underrated. Brown pour with a whitish head. A nutty aroma is follwed by a malty, nutty flavor. Some hops balance it out a bit. Not the best beer in the world, but certainly drinkable. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of shipyard yuck, some fruit, some earthy hints. Tastes fruity with a decent herbal finish. Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2008
12 oz bottle
thill25 (233) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Thanks to daknole for sending this along with several other beers in a recent trade. I’ve been drinking them as the last days of summer fade away in a change of pace from huge beers. This one was solid enough that I’m going to have to go against the grain. At its heart it might only be a brown ale but it is well done enough that it could be a daily drinker.
Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown body was dark yet still let through a trace amount of light. A little watery it still made its presence known nonetheless. The nose was just what I expected from a simple brown ale - gingerbread and dark iced tea. Light with only a hint of malt it was easy on the nose.
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel was more carbonated than I thought it was going to be. After this nice discovery came malt, a trace of bitterness like that found in an iced mocha and then a fast fade. I wouldn’t have thought to seek this out but it was a great find. The hoppy finish gives it enough character to set it apart from the crowd.
Bottle at GOBF ’08...pours brown with a very generous, fluffy beige head. Nose was toasted malts, caramel, some toffee notes. The beer was moderately sweet from the malts with notes of caramel, toffee, maybe a little coffee and nuttiness. It was very well balanced and easy to drink. Smooth on the palate, with a sweet, dry finish.