beersun (12) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Wow, this one is fantastic. The complexity of the body and the finish is spot on, without being overbearing. Extremely full of flavor without being too extreme. An strong example of the style. kieleszd (83) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2008
Balance, Balance, Balance. From the red-brown color to the hop-malt-hop taste. This is a special brown ale with a sizzling head. n0rmann (1) - Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2006 does not count
I actually loved this beer. I place it up near the best Nut Brown Ales I’ve had. I love the bitterness you don’t usually get with a brown. Very smooth. Hints of chocolate and finishes with a great nut taste. A little surprised by the low reviews, but that’s the great thing about beer, everyone has personal tastes. BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Pours a hazy translucent brown/copper with nearly an inch of off-white head. Smells nutty and fruity. Tastes nutty and fruity at first, with a pleasant roasty coffee and chocolate quality emerging toward the finish. A slight astringency toward the finish too. Very drinkable - one sip definitely invites another. Medium creamy body with a decent amount of carbonation. Wow, what a good brown ale. A new favorite for the style! groot (7) - USA - MAR 27, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 this is a favorite on tap at flatbread in portsmouth, nh. super smooth with a subtle toasty finish. hoppier than most classic brown ales. organic aspect a huge plus to this smooth brew.
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
i have to be honest-up till this point, Peak beers have never done much for me. most are kind of flavorless and bland. thats why this one surprised me so much, and might be my #2 brown ale after Tilburg. aroma is maple syrup and brown sugar, which worried me that it was going to be too sweet(it wasnt). pours dark copper with a sticky foamy head. flavor profile was right now, lots of malt, caramel and nutty notes. finish was clean with just enough bite. really well done. im as surprised as anyone. BobNQ3X (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008 does not count
Purchased in bottle. I rather enjoyed drinking it. It’s good to see that organic beer is just as good as any other.
The chestnut color is dead on for the style. Brilliant clarity. Nice parchment head, long-lasting lace of foam in the glass.
Aroma dominated by floral hops. Slight but complex malt aromas, with some roasted characteristics.
Flavor quite well balanced, with solid malt ably countered by a firm hops bitterness, finished by slight chocolate roastiness and nuttiness, combined with herbal, floral hops. Finished slightly dry.
Moderate carbonation does not mask hops. Full mouthfeel is pleasant, but does not overwhelm.
Very "moreish". It’s easy to finish one and pour another, and you’d appreciate doing so. If anything, it’s overhopped to be a NUT brown ale in the English tradition, but not so much that it slaps you in the face.
I liked this beer very much! It isn’t the most complex nut brown ale out there, but a solidly-executed example of the style. Recommended. MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle - from Ale in the Mail. Medium brown color - mostly clear. Clean, malty aroma. Good - roasty, slightly malty flavor. Good, slightly dark head. What a brown ale should be. beerphilosophy (14) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2007
I had a great experience with this beer on draft. Doesn’t have a heady pour. Has distinctness in the taste. Chocolaty aroma that delivers in the taste without over-malting the flavor. Finishes with a solid and nice traditional nut brown flavoring. Could drink them all day - and look forward to doing so. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours a nice clear dark brown with a tan-nish head. Nose isn’t as robust as I would love for it to be, but there are still tones of nuts there. Flavor is very earthy with a massive robust and consistent flavor profile. Great body to it. Never falls off at all. Feel has a full and slightly biting carbonation to it. Liquid is fairly thick and bodied. Overall a very drinkable beer. Easily sessionable and something I would hunt down on tap and definitely if it were on cask.