badgerben (5341) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Never had a mild ale before. Very dark color, looking through the bottom corner of the glass it looks deep reddish. Thin head, but lasting. First sniffs where hop heavy, but now I’m getting an almost stoutish scent. There’s a bit of that kind of malt and coffee/chocolate smell. By golly it tastes a little like that as well. It’s like a milder stout with more hops. Not too bad! Updated April 11, 2005: Well I rated this a 4 last time around and now having a chance to revisit, it needs to be lowered. The aroma is still a nice blend of chestnut, walnut and wood, but the taste is pretty brutal for a brown. Dry leaves, dirt, earth... it’s almost gritty. Nightoneobob (37) - USA - APR 16, 2003
Nice session brew. Nice malty and nutty taste. Good example of the style. xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 16, 2003
i'm wondering if i got a bad batch of this; extremely thin and no head at all. the beer is very pretty with a weak yet attractive aroma. i'll have to try this again and rerate if necessary, but right now i'm *highly* disappointed in this brew. iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2003
A surprising roasted aroma comes out of my glass with this dark brown beer. . . good flavours with some nuts and caramel, flavour doesn't linger - high drinkability which makes it a good session beer, but as such lacks anything too interesting. JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 8, 2003
brown with ruby red color, with large, persistant beige head. Yeasty, malty aroma, notes of caramel and chocolate, with a slightly off metallic note. Flavor is sweet with caramel, but pretty thin and slightly watery, with a bit of bitterness in the finish. Overall it's just an alright brew, even for a self-described "session beer."
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 This was a good beer. It is almost light in a complimentry way. It was smoky and slightly bitter with no bad aftertaste. I like it much better then Newcastle Brown. It does have an almost sweet coffe-chocalte taste but is real subtle. Two brothers makes great beer. It's good chilled and slightly warm. This session ale made me enjoy a brown beer for the first time. Not as good as trhe Monarch or Ebelweiss as it is still not my favorite style urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
Aroma of smoky malt and floral hops and a bit of chocolate, smoky malt flavors. Not complex, but extremely enjoyable. Very good example of the style. LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
Smokey and floral aroma. Taste a bit like rauchbier, but its not. Has a distint meaty flavor. Still good, but wrongly labeled. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Sweet nutty roasted malt aroma. Medium brown with a thin cream-colored head. Fairly complex and well-rounded, this beer balances a good variety of malts with light bitterness and even some sour notes. The smooth body finishes a roasted sweet and sour. More brewers need to make good session ales. fraternie (1021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Thin but fairly malty brown/mild ale. Moderate hops. No head. Finish is smooth. Not a bad brew but not a whole lot going on here.