aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Nice color, deep, deep red-brown. The head is average size and dry and sandy looking. The aroma is warm malt and is a bit spicy. The flavor is less malty than I would have thought with the appearance. A bit sour in the finish. Coriander? The mouthfeel is a bit fuzzy. Sickboy282 (1116) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 27, 2003
A decent brew that had too much of a sour aftertaste. But it is a good balance of hops and malts. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Aromas of malt, fruit (perhaps some cherry notes), and a subdued spice character as well. A brown ale with a thin tan head, that shows deep clear amber hues when held up to the light. Nice, pretty well balanced, though perhaps a tad thin. Lightly sweet in the front, with a bit of bitterness and spiciness in the finish. It is like a little brother to Deschutes Jubelale. Some definite cherry notes here. Really does remind me of a weaker version of the Jubelale. If I had not had that, I would think a bit more highly of this. Still this is pretty good. gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
looks like unfinished walnut lumber, it’s a bit dull.
pretty thin head
Alcohol is not all that well disguised... There’s not enough malt to mask the alcohol, and this isn’t high in alcohol. Very thin brew. Hop spice is all over; pine blah blah blah...
Not as warm as it is hot. Winter warmer my butt. Just another over-hopped interpretation.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Tap at Zeitgeist. This one did not impress me a ll that much. I am not sure I could tell the difference between the regular Full sail Amber and this one. It pours somewhat darker, I could not discern much of an aroma. tastes somewhat malty, hints of sugar and chocolate, but nopsices for example.
Not that full bodied, all in all ok.
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This brown ale poured with a slight tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. The initial flavor is spicy, almost medicine-tasting, with a bitter hoppy finish. A very unique, but slightly unpleasant brew. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a small beige head. Light roasted malty, grassy hoppy, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a dusty finish. Ungstrup (38383) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
A hazy nut-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with a very light note of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and quite a lot of hops, combined with light notes of licorice root, leading to a dry slightly spicy hoppy end. PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Poured from bottle, brown in color with decent tan head. Taste of medicine. Medium body. Balanced flavors. fordest (2469) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
12 oz bottle. I wasn’t a big fan of this. I usually like the old ales too. Decent aromas were promising with dried fruit and come citrus in the background. But the flavor seemed muddled. Hops on the finish, but a metalic middle and front that was hard to get over. Not a fan.