MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Needs more flavor, aroma, body. You know, just more of everything. This beer was just too thin. By nature, brown ales tend to me mild. Still, this one is far too much of a minimalist to recommend. madvike (3264) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle - Pours deep dark brown with a thin light tan head. Nose is toasted dark bread, mellow yeastiness, muted caramel, some plastic. Yeah, not all that great. Taste is mineral and dry dark bread, slightly toasted with some metallic notes, a little plastic, and a hint of chocolate. Finishes dry and slightly yeasty. Thin and watery, with limp carbonation. illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a ruby brown with a decent off white head. Pretty good brown ale. Initial flavor was good but ended a little watery and tasteless.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Nose is light and toasty, with a slight bit of bitterness in there and an every so slight bit of roasting. Taste is a little bitter and slightly burnt, like some over-roasted coffee. Meh. vomit (260) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
I don’t usually like brown ales (or brown eyes for that matter). Did I like this? Not so much. I would think gargling with battery acid would be worse.......or not. Just kidding...this stuff is GREAT (not). If Val Blatz didn’t make brown ales, why should anyone else? An exercise in futility. Stick with Blatz & your brown eye will thank you in the morning.
DBob5150 (235) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Rich, brown-red body with a medium beige head. Decent lacing. Aroma is faint roast toffee with subtle nutty sweetness. Flavor is similar, fairly lighter than expected. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is nicely nutty with a bit of husky maltiness an a light coffee note. The flavor is a little too thin, weak husky and nutty malt, a little bit on the sweet side, with a hazelnut laced finish. Light bodied and watery in texture with fizzy carbonation. This one wasn’t terrible, but it was a little thin and boring. Needs more body. VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
OK overall beer, dark red color, nothing to note whatsoever. No nuttiness, not really even a brown, could pass as a Red Lager from Wisconsin. Missing excitement and boring. Looks like they have even tried different labeling to drum up interest. Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Copper pour with a thin head. Brown sugar, bread, caramel. Light body, slight sour body, good carbonation, short finish. Not interesting Chudwick (3207) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2013
12oz non-returnable bottle from variety pack - pours deep amber with khaki head. Nose is roast and coffee. Flavor adds toast and a tad nutty. A little richer than the black ale 2012, minus the hoppy finish. Bitterness is more chocolate/coffee driven. Chocolate finish, but coffee goes away.