Wittales (884) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Appearance was clear ruby brown with creamy diminishing beige 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are roasted barley, nut, toffee, coffee,chocolate, marzipan and fruity ester yeasts, no alcohol. Taste are soft sweet toffee, slight coffee bitterness with pale chocolate and mineral backend. Palate was soft CO2 with light- medium body, lasting English style drying finish. Overall a little thin on body and CO2 for me, but solid brown. Needs more chocolate malt? toml219 (284) - California, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Poured from can in to shaker pint. Nice brown color with good head. Malty taste. thegreenrooster (4626) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Pour is a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is some brown malt mocha with a bit of soapiness. Flavor is some chocolate malt and not much after that. It is a bit bitter after the swallow but I’m not sure that’s what they were going for. It’s a brown ale. lachrymalisis (448) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
This is a much better brown ale than it’s ratings would suggest. I don’t understand why that is. nice body, beautiful caramel and nutty aromas, mild malt sweetness but dry enough to be clean on the palate. All around classic and well made. loubar (157) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2015 16 oz. can from Whole Foods. Nose is inviting with faint coffee, caramel and yeast Taste opens with earthy tones, a hint of chocolate and toasted brown bread. Somewhat malty, good carbonation and semi drying close. All in all, not earth shattering but a tasty, very drinkable and exemplary brown ale.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
12oz can -
Aroma - white sugar bag, brown bread mix, mineral water and tea leaves
Appearance - deep mahogany brown body, semi-clear, super light tan head, light retention
Mouthfeel - medium body, light carbonation, somewhat dull, yet sticky
Flavor - something weird here. Tea leaves, banana, light cocoa, seems overly sweet.
Overall - while very affordable, it was a let down and frankly a poor example of a pedestrian style of beer. How does one mess up a brown ale? Fatehunter (2640) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours two fingers of light tan head on a brown-red body.
The aroma has lots of roasted and toasted malt.
The taste is milky, roasted malt, nutty, mild lemon bitter. Great balance.
Smooth texture with low carbonation.
An excellent brown. Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Draft at LAX. Clear brown pour, minimal head. Thin malty aroma of roast and biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet with lightly roast bitter finish. Light body, texture is thin, average carbonation. Overall: unremarkable in every way. dwyerpg (6493) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
This is a very grassy malty beer that is a bit too much of both of those for me. Not that good. slowrunner77 (13203) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 A nice easy drinking but adequately roasty and flavorful brown ale. Not THEIR best brew, but a bit of a standout in a normally boring style for me..."
Even better 2nd time around.