JorgeLee (2193) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2017 portableparty (2379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours red brown with a soapy khaki head that leaves a sudsy film. Aroma has roasted nuts malt and a subtle bitterness and some burnt caramel clove. Taste has a nice bitterness to it and has roasted malt some burnt sugars and a gentle spice and tootsie roll. Palate is thin to medium with a chalky dry finish. Seriously only $2.99?
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Nice rich chestnut colour, bright, white foam. A malty rather than a more American hoppy brown, quite rich malt loaf, toffee, slightly nutty, some fruit. Low bitterness. Not bad. mrjaxson (611) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2017
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 (3591) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2017
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 (121) - - MAR 11, 2017
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 (594) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
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 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2016
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 (253) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUN 26, 2016
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 (1087) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 12, 2016
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 (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 10, 2016
Quite easy to drink and soft in features. Very nutty in some features and thin but well shaped jmichaelg (12) - - MAR 1, 2016
Great brown ale for the price. Nothing to write home about but great to pick up whenever we got to Trader Joes.