Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Deep, dark brown with streaks of red beneath a tightly packed tan layer of foam. The aroma is soft and subtle with hints of nuts, chocolate, whole-grain bread, mild earthy hop character and a hint of toffee. A moderate, smooth body greets the tongue with light carbonation and a hint of astringency. Straight up brown ale here. Smooth, slightly creamy, nice (non-roasted) malty flavors with a light touch of hops to balance at the end. It’s not exciting or stand-out-ish, but it’s tasty, easy drinking, balanced and flavorful. Well made. Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2003
Sampled at the brewpub in Wrigleyville. Nice brown color with a decent head. Sweet and malty with definite roasty and sour notes. It's alright but I doubt I will order it again. npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2001
Excellent as brown ales go, though I'm not sure how true it is to the style: there's a good deal of hopping here (which was pleasant) and some nice roasted malt flavors, without being as sweet as other brown ales.