bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Poured in plastic cup so couldn’t see color, but it appeared to be a hazy brown. Nice head. Aroma typical of a brown, malty, sweetness, some roastiness and caramel. Flavor is caramel, nice hoppiness underneath. Good beer, especially for the price!
mrjaxson (538) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2017
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An odd mix of aromas and tastes. Scents of caramel, raisins, perfume and a lighter weight red wine -- maybe a malbec? Lightweight body and a more bitter than sweet finish. Not much here.
hershiser2 (2729) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Trader Joe’s. Clear brown with a soft beige head. Aroma is fruity and floral, along with some slight nutty notes. Taste is lightly sweet caramel malts, nuts, but not bitter nuts. Smooth. Fine.
Nie (106) - - MAR 11, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown sugar and acorn aroma. Brown, clear, tiny activity, no head. Brazil nut, almond, straw finish, a bit weak in flavor. Medium-light body. Absolutely solid brown for the value.
bdleedahl (290) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very standard brown ale. Good example of the style. Not overly nutty or caramel notes, mild on all fronts. But lacking body fullness. From Trader Joes Berkeley.
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Derek881 (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a bubbly, active pour and a mostly clear brown body with a significant ruby-amber hue and a good-sized bubbly tan head with shorter retention and lighter cling and lacing. Its aroma featured caramel malt, along with fruity scents, including raisin and some banana, and a good bit of barley. It was mostly sweet and malty with a caramel flavor along with some very light grainy bitterness and a few notes of fruits and raisin. Its body was fairly wet and watery with low to average carbonation and a lighter, thinner mouthfeel. Thank you Linda for the gift!
Hinez57 (248) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma on this beer is wonderful, one of the best brown ale aromas I’ve experienced. Tons of chocolate with bready malt backbone semingly munich malt like. Clear brown ale with toasted head. The flavors lack the depth or power of the aroma however is balanced with moderate roast, mild chocolate, grassy malt flavors, and grassy herbal hop undertones. The palate is wonderful but slightly over-bitter. Overall for value this is a great beer. There are better browns but this one is solid and quite enjoyable.
tfontana (892) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Trader Joe’s. Aroma is weak bread, caramel and brown sugar. Appearance is clear dark mahogany with trace sparkle, two finger-width foamy beige head with good retention and minimal lacing. Taste is like aroma--like brown bread. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, soft to average carbonation and sweet, malty finish. Overall, a straightforward, standard brown ale that is decent but nothing special.
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite easy to drink and soft in features. Very nutty in some features and thin but well shaped
jmichaelg (12) - - MAR 1, 2016
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great brown ale for the price. Nothing to write home about but great to pick up whenever we got to Trader Joes.
zgaier (1938) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is of malt, biscuit and bread notes, along with toffee leading to a malty finish.