jerseyjohn71 (308) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
this was in all bars in NJ,,,years ago,,,, this is one of manny of the gate way beers that became [craft-beer] i drank this way before sam adams ,,[good too]... Stevesie (336) - - JAN 4, 2013
An old standby, Pete’s was cleaner and smoother than most brown ales I’ve tried. Sad to see it go. Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 11/7/08. Pours a nice crimson brown. Crystal clear with good amount of bubbles rising through.
Nothing spectacular in the smell. Smells floral with some pine notes. Sweet smelling.
Nice taste to this though. Creamy smoothness brings with it a nice mild to medium hop bitterness at the finish.
This is a very drinkable brew. Pairs really well with my burger. I could drink a few of these. reebtogi (6385) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that settles quickly leaving only a few specks of lacing behind. Aroma is caramel and earthy notes with some toasted grains. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some earthy hop bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation. A pretty decent brown ale. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of cereal malts, caramel and toast. Deep brown hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is medium sweet. Palate is light/medium bodied and watery average. Overall a decent brown with an ok caramel malt character that was enjoyable to drink.
nyindiansfan (465) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle pours a copper with a white head. Tastes smells of caramel, bread, not bad at all a bit sweet but I like that better then lots of hops. gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2012
Has medium strong carbonation in a red brown pour block like head aromas vanilla caramel honey toffee hint grain note flavours some wheat not impressive the taste a biiter sour taste malts are not good in flavour at the finish watery aftertaste btter sourness a brown to forget ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2012
Sad to see this one go down the marketting/declining sales proverbial tube as it was an innovator of it’s time!seymour (2120) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Fiery orange copper in the glass, radiant and dazzling with an intermittent and fine bead. Houdini disappearing head leaves nothing more than a beige film on the surface. Earthy, dusty and just a little vinous is the pronouncedly malty, mud and fruit cake nose. Woody, peaty and earthy in the mouth. Roasted and raw nuts shine through in abundance. A bitter herbal backdrop gives it and edge on the swallow before a dry nutty and woody swallow that fades quickly. Very light, almost watery in feel, the carbonation is a little biting and gassy for my liking. Promising appearance and aroma overrun by an overattenuated beer that fails to delight. Still, goes down wickedly!! (12fl.oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations, Carlisle)
Transferred from old tasting notebook: Poured from bottle into standard pub pint. Great hoppy aromas, way more than Newcastle. Nice malty, caramelly, nutty, slightly roasty flavors. Light-medium body and fruity ale yeast esters, but heightened hops gives a drier than expected finish. Good stuff. Cunningham (8406) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 From an old notebook. My favourite beer while staying in San Fransisco. Bottle. Reddish colour with a tan head.Caramel and raisin nose. Medium malty flavour with some fresh hops.