Bill Becker (1779) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 18, 2017 hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 Deep, reddish brown with a small white head that disappears quickly. Interesting, but nice aroma of caramel, berries, and malt. Palate is a bit light, but there is some good carbonation up front. A somewhat complex taste makes this a pretty good beer. Caramel sweetness and malt are tempered by a sour berry flavor. Finishes very smooth. A fine brew.
From Oct 2006
Poured from 12oz bottle a clear reddish brown with about a 1" head of foam that shrank almost immediately to a fine layer with little lacing.
The smell is pretty subtle but there *is* a caramel sweetness there.
The taste has the caramel sweetness from the malt noted in the nose but it, too, is on the subtle side. I also can just detect a bit of fruitiness but it's hard for me to identify it...maybe prune?
The finish is kind of on the cornie side... Not much really going on here for an English style Brown ale. It'll probably be a while before I buy this brew again.
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2017
Backlog rating Tucson trip 2006: Chestnut, creamy brown head. Fairly nutty aroma, herbal edges. Fruity malt base. Nuts, heather, a few berries, a bit leather. Sparkly mouthfeel. gripweed57 (2865) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2017
From old tasting notes. Lovely mahogany brown color.mRocky tan head. Spicy, clove-like malt nose. Toasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Big hop character. Assertive hop finish. Long malty aftertaste. Lots of flavor and body. BeerRenter76 (1035) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/9/09. A reddish brown body, not much head, only sparse lace left behind. Aroma and flavor of malt, slightly sweet. Not bad, but not good either, pretty average beer. Scotchy (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2016
This is the beer that got me started exploring the craft beer movment in California. I remember when it was only on tap in Los Angeles and the bay area. It will always be fondly remembered as an institution. Not the best beer, but it was my go to beer. Totally smashable. Miss you guys.
willisread (3651) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Pours a dark amber with a modest soapy beige head. Aromas of cherry, roasted malt and molasses. Body is a little thin and the mouthfeel a little syrupy. Some tartness from the fruit and sweetness from the malts are present and fairly well-balanced. slowrunner77 (12844) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
"malty, with a light, hard to notice aroma. body is a bit thin, and there is a slight bitter aftertaste, but no hop aroma. nothing worth trying here...no surprises."
KansaiBeerLvrs (5373) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle years ago in the US. It was a solid brown ale with a nicely balanced maltiness. Not too sweet or cloying, a good ale. It’d be considered tame today but there’s something to be said for a well rounded sessionable beer. generallee08 (778) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Petes Wicked Ales were some of the first craft/non-Bud style beers that started me on the road to realy good beer. This beer has a medium brownish color with coppery highlights. This is top by a small quick fading white foam head. It has a mostly sweet malty character, in taste and aroma which is faily light overall. OKplus (788) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
A - Pours a slightly hazy cranberry brown. Small head that dissipates quickly.
S - Sugary malt, roasted walnuts, molasses, some unknown tart fruit comes through as well.
T - Caramel malt, pecans, woody figs, muted citrus adds some bitterness. Finishes slightly crisp with a toasted caramel aftertaste.
M - Light to medium body.
Good flavors going on here. This beer is nothing to look at and the nose is not great but it’s tasty and goes down very smooth.
Serving type: bottle