Pdubyah (759) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2014
(bottle) What a surprise! A big punch of roasted malts and a lovely hot of green hoppyness in this that makes it from the first mouthful a bit of a pleasant experience. Unfortunately the bottle I have was right at the edge of it’s "enjoy by" date. I sit here thinking that the fresh version must be a real eye-popper of a drink. jsnicholas (650) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle (22oz $5): pours a clear ruby brown with one finger light tan head. I got very little aroma. Tasted is subtle toasted malt with slight bitterness. Body is between light and medium as is carbonation. Very drinkable and relatively inexpensive. Could be a regular, but wish they had them in 12oz. beer-yum (1825) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 3, 2014
Subdued aroma is followed by an enjoyable sour-malt flavour and subtle bitter finish. A good example of the style.
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
Brown ales are usually a bit bland but this one isnt too bad. Toffee biscuit rich malty taste. Minimal hops. Good winter beer. Well made. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Not bad at all. My bottle says "American Brown Ale," and I’m not sure exactly what this means. More hoppy, perhaps, than the Euro varieties. Not as much malt forward. Quite good.
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours dark maroon bronze, almost no head. Aroma is amber malt, nutty, some ronch. Taste is dirty red malt, some musky, meh. Bill Becker (1095) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Enjoy by July 27, 2014.
It pours brown with reddish highlights, a good 2 finger head of foam that shrinks slowly, leaving almost a complete layer on top of the beer.
The smell is a mix of roasted malt, a hoppy bitterness that almost borders on being fruity, and some notes of sweet malt.
In the taste, there seems to be a nice balance amongst the smells I noted above. It’s very smooth and tasty and very easy to drink. I just reviewed another Brown Ale that was more assertive with the hop bitterness and I liked it a lot, but this is JUST as enjoyable, in different ways.
On the light side of medium bodied, on the lower side of medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is good.
A very nice well made brown Ale. I enjoyed it.
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Poured from tap to glass. Deep copper brown hue with white head that dissipated to a ring. Aroma is malt, caramel, mineral, biscuit, honey. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness with an astringent following and clean finish. Overall a decent brew. Homer321 (5142) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Dan. Taste is a light chocolate brownie. Slightly toasty as it warms. Light on the mouthfeel. Above average brown ale. RobertDale (6649) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, fruit, caramel, chocolate, and floral. Very nice.