Steak (124) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2002
Nice aroma and an almost auburn tinge to the brown color. Taste was unremarkable, perhaps a little ’light’ for a brown ale. And I agree with Astrologer, it’s too carbonated. Certainly drinkable though NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
I seam to remember the 2001 batch being a little smoother than the 2002, however, this is still a great example of a good Nut Brown ale, with a little chocolate malt in it. Flavored mildly with NW hops, it is perhaps one of Redhook’s best brews! It’s appearence has a nice dark, rich clean color, and the aroma is very good, but it is hard to consistently drink. Definately a beer for the winter season; I wish they would start brewing it closer to late November so I don’t have to save a couple bottles year round to have on Christmas day. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Really smooth, small head. Flavor and finish is pretty similar to the other redhook beers, but is not as strong. Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2002
Not bad. Im not a brown ale fan, but the nuttiness in this beer made me enjoy it. Aftertaste was a bit disappointing though. Monolith (5) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
Smooth ALE, creamy palate, quite tasty, different than trad. brown Ales. Bitter/creamy aftertaste original, bit underhopped.
BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2002
Has the brown amber color expected of a nut brown. However, I found the bland nuttiness of this beer distasteful. Definitely an unpleasant, poorly balanced mixture of flavors. fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2001
Disappointing...very bitter aftertaste and not much going on with the malt. Thin and underhopped. Astrologer99 (22) - Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2001
New to our area, I find it to be thick and clumsy. A good brown ale nose, decent creamy head (though too carbonated) -- and all to naught. Perhaps it’s meant to be served at icebox temps instead of brown ale range. mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2000
Real nice American Brown. Very malty! Dark amber in color with a thin white head. Kinda chewy with decent body. Great balance with some English hop aroma and moderate bitterness. Long bitter/sweet finish. Red Hook’s diacetyl lingers in background, but OK with this style. Good job by RH!! TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2000
Good solid easy-to-drink brew.
Malt flavor is complimented by
the hoppiness. I’ll be glad to
drink it again.