HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2003
(Brewed in NY) A deep ruby brown brew that is a little on the dark side for an American Brown. Thin lasting whitehead that is light brown in color. The nose is mainly malty with aromas of chocolate malt and crystal malt. The finish is a little on the weak side, but not offensive. American Brown Ales are a style that I really enjoy. However, I find this example to be lacking the complexities it needs to make it to the next level. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Deep ruby brown hue. Light burnt grain, sweet nose. Smal sticky light tan head. Caramel, nutty, sweet, medium bodied, finishing with faint hops in the distance. Nothing special here... Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Bottle (recent batch with the "Nut Brown Ale" name). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/nuts, caramel), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet,
lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not a fan, mainly due to the sourness. Aroma is ok, nothing special. All in all a pretty average beer. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2004
Brown in colour. Nose is malty with a bit of roast. Taste is thin and malty. sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2004
Pours a garnet color with a smallish beige/tan head. Aroma is mostly of dark malt with a touch of roastiness. Flavor is malty with a tiny bit of hops in the finish, but, overall, fairly nondescript. Palate is fairly thin but not terribly watery. I was expecting this to be horrid and offensive, but it wasn't. It's just lacking, that's all.
Crockett (1117) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2004
Pours red/brown with a tan head. Decent lacing but the foam fades away pretty quick. Clean fresh aroma of fruity hops and light spice. Toasty. Looks and smells better than it tastes. Thin and watery, some molases and nuts. Smooth milky finish. Enniskillen (2055) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Aroma is light, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate. The color is much like coffee, the head is thin and full. Taste has hints of metal, chocolate, coffee, caramel, banana badgerben (5181) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Dark brown color with no head. Aroma slightly of cardboard. Some vague maltiness in the taste, but it still has that watered down paper/cardboard quality. Blah. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Hoppy brown ale with a really bitter finish. Lightly toasty malts up front giving a nutty flavor with a citrus hop finish. Medium on the palate with a strong residual bitter finish. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Garnet-brown body with a caramel malt nose. Flavor is of burnt coffee and roasted chestnut – or maybe hazelnut. I think I’d prefer another Martini, please.