tillmac62 (762) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2017 finn1918 (238) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear brown with no head at all... not sure what’s up with that. Aroma is sweet malts and pecans. Taste is oxidated, with some dry pecans and hop bitterness. This bottle may have been a dud, but this is not a particularly bad beer. Kind of boring, like brown ales tend to be.
No date notches on the bottle label. Pours a beautiful clear amber with a massive deep ruby tint. Outstanding head volume and lacing, very good retention. Benzai (16768) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2017
Typical nose for a brown ale. It is slightly sweet with a hint of caramel. It has a nutty aspect but the aroma isn't yelling pecans - it is undetermined. No hop presence. Overall, the aroma is very good.
Light body that is very similar to water in texture, just slightly more smooth. The carbonation / body balance is quite outstanding. The middle presents a nice burst of effervescence that is finally bubbled, prickly and tickles the tongue. The finish kicks it up a notch providing a rollicking finale.
The flavor profile is good. It is very well balanced, intensity is very good (it delivers flavor) but lacks complexity and depth. While tasty, it is somewhat of a bland 2 trick pony. Nothing exciting here. It consists of a light nut flavor over a slightly sweet base. Pecans and caramel aren't really discernible. Very little bitterness is present and no hop flavor. The finish is a slow fade.
Bottle [from trade with Jtclockwork, thanks James, my last missing US state!!] @ tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear amber color, average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, a bit sweet and nutty at the same time. Average body, thin texture, average carbonation. DutchDrebus (6250) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2017
Bottle @ joes. Amber colour with a small offwhite head. Smells maple syrup, spareribs, Rogue beer. Tastes very malty, unfermented, sweet. Medium body, soft carbo. Bill Becker (1912) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Jan 2008 boringbeer (1) - galena, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2017 does not count
I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
It pours from 12oz bottle a clear deep amber with a nice 2 finger head of foam and lots of lacing.
The smell is malty, nutty, and has some citrus hops there as well.
The taste on first sip and I immediately notice the pecan influence. Nice. After another sip or 2, I get a good caramel malt backbone that works quite well with the nuttiness and I'm surprised at how good a mouthfeel this has...quite silky. It finishes with that citrus hop flavour that I noted in the smell. This is a very nice Brown Ale indeed and the foam does a pretty good job sticking around for the entire session.
Bottom line: This is a well crafted example of the style and I really like how the pecan interacts with the other flavours. A very good session beer to boot!
I'm a boring beer drinker. Mostly I hate anything that isn't domestically mass produced. This is the first craft type beer I've liked. Bravo.
ETBASS (1) - Clinton, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2017 does not count
Very smooth creamy flavor, allows the patron to enjoy more than one since it is not a heavy beer. On tap at the Clinton Elks Lodge, Clinton, Missouri CMcGraw (30) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2017
12oz btl from Kroger in Memphis. Golden brown color with slight head. Nutty aroma. Definite taste of pecans. Slightly bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ccex (1373) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2017
12 oz. bottle pours a clear reddish brown with small off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma is malty and nutty, with pecans, roasted malts, brown sugar, and vanilla. Taste is slightly sweet with a dry finish. Body is medium with slight carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. hman43 (1818) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2017
It pours light brown with a light brown head. Head retention is moderately low. The beer is clear overall. It has aromas of roasted nuts, pecans, and caramel. There are some slight spicy elements in the background. There is a strong nut flavor that is highlighted by pecans. There are some elements of caramel and other nuts with light spice. It has a moderate body with a lightly bitter finish. Overall, this is a nutty beer with light spiciness. kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Deep copper color. Nose is nuts and malts. Pecans are noticeable, but the beer lacks body and balance.