jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a light-medium brown color with white head. Nutty, malty, light chocolate aromas. Chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, nutty, light vanilla flavors. Nice, easy drinking brown ale. radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured a slightly clear, but mostly dark brown color with a nice small off-white head. Aroma was caramel notes, some nut notes, sweet character along with a touch of bitter chocolates. Flavor was roasted malts, caramel character, nutty. Very mild, some light, bitter roasted notes. Found it more enjoyable than expected. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 Bottle. Pours a translucent brown with light red hues and foamy beige head. Aroma of light toasted grain, light chocolate, a little nutty. Flavor has a nice malty toastiness o it and a bit nutty, nicely balanced hop bitter. Mouth feel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, I thought it was pretty tasty! ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2009 Bottle - Here is why I generally hate Redhook...this is a Spring ale that I just bought today that was bottled December 7 2009...it’s January 22, 2010...and this is a Spring ale, Spring doesn’t start until March...seriously, what the fuck, this is a new style that replaced the last Spring seasonal, and it was launched in fucking December? Whatever, apparently the marketing geniuses at Red Hook know what they’re doing so no more bitching...Pours out thin and clear, rudddy brown with a small beige head...aroma is malty and grassy, rough grain with a little bit of roast beef...flavour is tame enough, cereal grain, grass, toffee and some more roast...the beer isn’t terrible, it’s drinkable and not poorly thrown together, but if I stayed up trying to make sense of this release, I’d go cross-eyed... after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2010
draft at woodinville. pours a crystal clear very dark brown. loose, creamy, short lived tan head. light lace. mild nutty, earthy nose. creamy medium body with soft carb. mild earthy finish.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Pours with an off-white head and a copper-brown body. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel and pine. Taste is caramel, light hops and pretty watery. Creamy carbonation. Not a horrible Redhook offering. Ratman197 (14822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of coicoa, vanilla and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, earthiness and light carmel with a smooth malty finish. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Rich amber color with a small off white head. Some burned sugar, light roast, and a bit of smoked almond aroma. Flavor is sweet and malty. Toffee, smoke, cashews. No real hop presence. Interesting. TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2010
12 oz bottle pours murky brown with no retaining head. Aroma of roasted hazelnuts, nutmeg, cinnamon. Very similar taste: spiced hazelnut coffee creamer. That pretty much sums it up. The taste profile fits and it is indeed creamy; a bit thin. Light to medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and a low to medium level of carbonation. Gains palate points back for the great mouthfeel. Highly drinkable. Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
12oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a clear copper brown with a frothy beige head that left some nice lacing. Nose is nutty with some faint hops and roasted malts. Flavor was much of the same. Drinkable and somewhat enjoyable, a good session brown.