cmacklin (1449) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2018 rivertranced (26) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty beer, quite complex yet drinkable. Not a good example of the Northern English Brown style - ratings would be much lower compared to the BJCP style guidelines. a: heavy cherry notes in the aroma, with tint of caramel. Light butterscotch aroma (diacetyl). Subtle hoppy aroma (english variety - fuggles?). a: poured light brown, crystal clear. Poured with solid, off-white head with good retention. t: Light cherry notes shine through, especially at the finish. Very sweet up front, but dries out well to leave a nice dry finish, appropriate for style. Pleasant, dynamic journey. Little hop character. p: medium-light body, moderate carb. Not astringent at all. o: very interesting beer, complex flavors and aroma make for a nice drinking experience. Would like to see a bit more hop character shine through.
550ml bottle. Pours a clear amber-brown with a medium, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of toasted malt, bread, caramel and nuts. Sweet flavour of toasted malt, biscuit, toffee, caramel, molasses and walnut with a dry, bitter hop finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice, easy drinking. MNAle (250) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2018
Reviewed on March 4, 2018. Date code SF20Q1 (June 20, 2017), so it is a bit old. But, if the brewer is satisfied to have beer this old for sale, it is fair game to review it, IMO. Aroma of fruit, caramel, some nutty aroma in there as well. Slightly hazy to clear reddish brown with a tall tan-to off-white thick creamy head. Sweetish caramel intitially in the taste, with fruit and toast. Feel is thin, creamy and smooth. The middle begins to get bitter, with the bitterness intensifying into the finish. As the beer warms, the aftertaste becomes more unpleasant. This beer no doubt suffers from its age, but as it stands, it is not particularly outstanding. OK at best.
PS: I reviewed this side-by-side with the Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown. Not as good as the Ale Asylum. I need to find a fresher Sam Smith brown. HopsWarden20 (120) - Beijing CN / Vevey CH, SWITZERLAND - MAR 3, 2018
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2018 355ml bottle @ Beijing China
外观 红宝石色透亮酒神 中等量棕白颗粒泡沫色表面绵密 持续时间不长
香气 麦芽 焦糖 巧克力
味道 咖啡 少量太妃糖 烘培麦芽味道 略有酸感
回味 整体较平淡 有咖啡香和苦味回味
口感 酒体中等 有滑腻感 沙口感中等 苦感强烈 涩感无 酒精感微弱 Holmen2 (4434) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2018
From bottle at Cardinal with HDI 14.02.18. Clear dark copper. Beige head and lacing. Aroma and taste of caramelized malt, dried berries and moderate hop bitterness. Good quaffability! weejoyrising () - - FEB 11, 2018
Moderate biscuity aroma and high malty-sweet caramel flavor with robust toastiness that yields gracefully to a moderately dry finish....
Medium bodied beer with moderately-high carbonation which adds to an initial body and bloom to the mouthfeel.
First English Brown Ale I've had - the bar has been set high, I think.
Grumbo (4769) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2018
Bottle at The Princess Louise, Holborn. Pours clear pale to mid brown with a lasting slightly creamy off-white head. Aroma of toffee, nut, roasted malt and dried fruits. Medium sweetness, light to moderate bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, average carbonation. Enjoyable. metalspice (1209) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2018
Brun med fint skum. Herlig blanding av nøtter og flytende karamellsaus i duft og smak. Smooth, litt tykk munnfølels. wgd3 (12) - Pittsford, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2018
Total Score: 74% La sentinelle (90) - Jinan, CHINA - DEC 25, 2017
风格：British Brown Ale
hamilton_w (292) - - DEC 22, 2017
Toffee, caramel aroma. Dark brown color, small tanned head. Medium sweet, light bitter, a little dry. Medium carbonation, light body.