notalush (5837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled off of the picnic table at Dark Lord Day - brown ale? not really tasty? you bet - quite dry and herbal, yet slightly cocoa-like, too - abundant hops, and a kind of orange/cranberry jam thing going on - one of the more unique beers of the day.
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Winooski Bev on April 17, 2006. Has Ray McNeill been into his own sauce? I’m with Sregnar35 - this ain’t no Brown Ale other than the colour; a deep reddish brown with a laced webbed coffee-frothed white-ish head. Nose of full-on turbo-charged West Coast hops. Very orangey... something like a double-IPA. English malts fill-out the remainder of the flavour but unless you are hop-impaired, this isn’t behaving like a Brown Ale? Very enjoyable and oily with a orange fruity finish.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strange beer. Aroma is all fresh hops. Pours brownish red with a great lacing head. Flavor is that of a sweet IPA, no brown ale for me in the taste, strange.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap a the pub...
Aroma:Light hopy nose....
Appearance:Hazy redish-brown,small head..
Flavor:light sour flavor(infected),light caramel....
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to "htsprint1" for sharing this unusual offering at the last monthly meeting of The League of Strange beer Drinkers. Almost ESB-like in flavor with medium bitter floral-type hopping, underneath a light, almost iced- tea like sweetness. Pretty unique and fun to have had the opportunity to try.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured a light brown. Could not nail down the aroma. One word discribes the taste "HORRIBLE"
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a copper/caramel, not quite clear, with a cream-colored halo. Florals dominate the aroma with iced tea, lemon & sugary malts. Flavor is smooth and light with bitters and a good balance of rich malts with a hoppy finish. Reminded me of an English bitter.
I was really happy to see this beer when <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 revealed it... I loved the name and thought it would make a fine addition to my growing bottle collection. Then we threw away the bottle. <img=http://www.ratebeer.com/images/smilies/10.
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Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 Enjoyed at the latest The LoSBD meetiing: Pale brown with a slender white head, this had an interesting floral hop aroma... and one would need a botanist to identify the scents. There was also traces of brown sugar in the nose. Kind of thin. The flavor was malty with light fruits, vinegar, and a mild almond bitterness. The finish had a malty sweetness blended with vinegar. An unusual and fun drink.
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htsprint1 (53) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wedding present. Shared with the League of Strange Beer Drinkers. Amazing, uniquw floral aroma. Light brown with thin white head. little lacing. ESB-like flavors. Very nice, unique experience.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle via trade with Firemoose15 - Thanks Mel! - Pours brown with a creamy tan head that stays well and laces on the way down the glass. Aroma of caramel, almonds, a bit of yeast, and some mild hops. Flavor is caramel, roasted almonds, a bit of chocolate and a sour hop finish. Palate is medium bodied and a shade on the watery side. Drinkable but nothing outstanding about this one...