Bill Becker (2008) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 1, 2017 AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hints of caramel, milk chocolate, and roasted malts in the aroma. Sleek, appropriately carbonated mouthfeel. The taste is more roasted and less sweet than the nose portends. It definitely improves with temperature.
From Dec 2007
I got this bottle as an extra after a trade with JDV. Thanks Deniz!
This beer pours from 12oz bottle a dark brown with red highlights and a small head of foam.
The smell has a nice malty nose, some sweetness and some roastiness.
The taste starts off with a solid malt backbone of roasted, caramel, and some biscuit malt with a bit of hop bitterness in the background to balance out the malt. When swishing the beer in my mouth, the biscuit becomes more pronounced and I taste some nutty flavour as well. Nice. It has a thin mouthfeel, the carbonation is medium, and it finishes with a slight bitterness. I like this English Brown Ale. Very eazsy to drink and quite tasty. My first sample from Real Ale Brewing and they've done a good job.
Thanks again, Deniz! kevinator (2867) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2017
Well done. Aromas and flavors of sweet wheat bread. Grainy and smooth. Enjoyed it. FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Rachel brought this one back from a trip to San Antonio. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a large foamy tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was cola, cocoa, vanilla, fairly prominent nut and a bit of dark fruit. The flavor was woody and toasty with a strong nut presence followed by faint cola, dark fruit and smoke. Long toasty and nutty finish. Medium body. Excellent. I wish I could get more of this one. wombat23 (2147) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear brown color with small white head. Nose is roasted malts and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, light chocolate, and has a fair amount of nuttiness. Good. darbeer75 (1124) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2016
On tap at Real Ale brewery; Aroma: nutty and chocolatey; Appearance: dark amber with off white head; Taste: nice flavor; nutty but not bad -- not unnatural like many nut ales; malty, not very complex -- reminiscent of a porter; Palate: medium-heavy body; Overall: favorite pour of the day; would buy again if I find it.
DrNosha (2843) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2015
12oz Flasche. Dunkelbraunes Bier. Nussiges Aroma, Röstmalz, Schokolade. Geschmack etwas flacher. Haselnuss, geröstete Kokosnuss. dlihcsnatas (819) - Temple, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2015
It’s very brown with a decent head. Most brown ales I have had are more amber than brown but this one is brown as I guess it should be. Smells roasted with some smoke in it. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, and herbal bitterness. Left a very dry sawdust like aftertaste that was not too desirable. It’s decent and one that I am sure will visit again. Last had this in 2009 and my thoughts on it then are pretty much same now. BeerRenter76 (1055) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Originally rated on 2/4/08. A decent brown ale with flavors of nuts, faint hints of fruit,and roasted malt. a little bitter but not bad. a little on the watery side, with a smooth finish. better than many other browns but not great BiiruBierBeer (1059) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Nice rich malty smell. Taste is malty with notes of raisin and fig. Medium body, medium carbonation, and some foam. ttoadee (1664) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Clear medium brown pour, no head to speak of. Nose is mild coffee and roasted grain. Bittersweet. Middle is nutty malt, medium mouth-feel, touch of coco. Sweetness tapers off some at the end, but still controls the flavor profile. Nice Brown.