orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Served on nitro-tap at the brewpub.
A - Pours murky brown with a beautiful creamy off-white head leaving surprisingly little lace down the glass.
S - Smells of caramel malt, toffee, mildly toasted grain, light chocolaty sweetness and some light hop bitterness. A little dull really.
T - Starts off with a mild amount of sweetness - mostly toffee, butterscotch and caramel - slowly giving way to hints of toasted grain and a surprising amount of hop bitterness. Finish has a good amount of residual sweetness and some bready toast.
M - Slick body, mild flavors with a nice creamy feel and moderate carbonation. A good balance throughout with no alcohol detectable.
O - I enjoyed this one but it really lacks the pop that would make me come back for more. If you are at the pub and are looking for something nice and easy to drink this can be your beer, but if you are looking for something great look elsewhere on the menu. DiarmaidBHK (5093) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours from cask with a thin head. Big malty aroma of caramel. Kind of a thin mouthfeel. Not a lot of flavor on tongue. Finishes dry. Not my fave beer here. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate brown color with an off white head. Tiny amount of lace, especially considering the serving type. Nose brings a bit of roasted malt, chocolate, light nuts, and some bread. The taste is slightly-roasted malt and a bit of caramel with some like baker’s chocolate. The feel brings forward a good body with nice carbonation. Drinks pretty well overall, though in the end it’s a bit plain.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010 coolhand37 (1) - Newport, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011 does not count
Hands down, this is the best brown ale I have ever had, I am no brown ale drinker, but this is so smooth on the palate...a sweet almost stouty taste with earthy love woven throughout. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours dark amber mahogany with dense beige head. The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity with caramel candy and mixed nuts. The flavor is caramel and sweetish nuts (almond, pistacchio) and some spicy and woody hops. Finish is clean. Mouthfeel came across a little thin to me.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Sample platter on nitro.
Looks more like an amber or lager than a brown. Boring aroma, with very little character. Chocolatey red color. Sweet with a pilsner yeast flavor. Decent brew, but if they didn’t tell me it was a brown, I would not have guessed. wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Great brown ale. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Full flavored. Almost all malt flavor typical for a brown ale. Not much complexity. Highly drinkable. jredmond (8333) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2008
On draft at Brewpub. It pours a dark reddish body - almost looks like an Irish or Scotch Ale. The aroma is pretty light - but the taste is good. Again, I havent enjoyed the majority of brown ales Ive tasted in the past, but this one has to be one of the best. Apparently it is organic too? Tasted some hops in here as well. Nejhleader (1562) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
brown ale, but with a bit more of a pronounced flavour. bit of a sugary flavour, hint of caramel, seemed a tad thin, but a good brown ale. Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Nitro Draft at Brew Pub. Poured clear light brown amber color with thin tan head. Aroma is strong brown sugar. Taste of brown sugar, maple... (mmm... pancakes) Nice finish with some cinnamon spice and I detected a hint of mint. "Good brown ale" I never thought I would write that.