alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Sampled from a growler shared by kp @ DLD 4/28/07. Thanks kp. Pours a clear brown color with a medium beige head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is mostly grassy hops. The flavor begins with light caramel and toffee malt along with citrus hops. I get a little piney hops and the slightest amount of nuts. There is an overall mild bitterness to this beer. Smooth and easy to drink. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
(Growler, courtesy of CaptainCougar) Pours a medium brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of cocoa, graham crackers, caramel, nuts, and florals. Flavor of hops, caramel, and cocoa. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(RBSG07, growler) Tan head atop clear brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, floral/orange, some butterscotch. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some floral, spicy, caramel. Light-medium body. yespr (48916) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
RBSG07. From growler. Pours brown/amber. Aroma is nice floral and slight citric hops. Flavour is fresh fruity hops, nice orange/grape fruit note. Finish is sweet fruity hoppy bitter. Brown ale? Never mind its good. islay (3115) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Approximately 1.5 oz. sample at the Grand Tasting of the RateBeer Summer Gathering 2007 in the Twin Cities, MN on July 23, 2007. This was the twenty-fourth of 26 beers that I sampled and rated during the tasting. Very hoppy, sharp aroma features citrus and pitted fruit scents. Pours a brown color with an amber glow. Pacific-Northwest-hoppy flavor with a light candy-sweet base. Medium body. Undercarbonated, but it was poured from a growler, so that is to be expected. About what I expected given the name (a hoppy but nonetheless sweet brown ale). Thanks to CaptainCougar for bringing this one.
amc3000 (47) - long beach, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 Draft at Twain’s in Decatur, GA. Nice blend of styles here. A bitter brown that actually has a good flavor. Nothing extreme about this one. A tasty experiment. BDR (2535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Brown colored pour. Hoppy nose with a nondescript malty body. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
DL Day: Ruby brown hue a small fading head and some lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, walnut, milk chocolate, grassy hops, biscuity, and earthy yeast esters. The taste is mostly your standard brown ale fare but there is a light kick of bitterness and even some citrus twang upon the backend. The mouth feel is smooth and drinkable, a bit metallic in the end. A solid brew from out of GA crew I would have guessed. ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown body with a creamy, light tan head.
Smell: Aroma of toasted nuts and caramel with just a smidgen of chocolate. Hops impart mostly citrus notes with some pine and a light grassiness in there as well.
Taste: Earthy malt flavor of toasted nuts and caramel. More pine showing in the taste, with citrus and fresh-cut grass taking a backseat. Plenty of bitterness in the dry, lightly chocolaty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Just a touch watery.
Drinkability: Its alright. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
This brown ale pours a light brown color from a growler. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is nutty, citrusy and sweet. A medium bodied brown ale. Malts are caramel, sweet, nutty and a touch sweet. Hops are citrusy and floral. Nice balance. Nice sweet finish. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.