gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Poured a clear dark brown with some orange highlights around the glass. The head was about 1" and a tan color. The head reduced slowly and left a light lacing. The aroma was very mild, not much to speak of. The initial taste was crispp & dry. A very mild sweetness from the malt developed gradually and ended with a somewhat of a bite. This was nothing special, just ok. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a trace of a khaki head that faded quickly. The aroma was tangy, malty and had light fruity hops - though a bit off. The flavor was bitter, sharp, roasty and dry with a tangy dry finish. Unimpressive. 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Very light, almost watery, nutty malt backbone. Light wood bits and a stale hop presence. Eh. drywallman (364) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
This one poured with a dark opaque brown color as expected and a short lived head. The mouthfeel was a little chalky like a Guiness. Not real impressed with this goose. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2008
mediocre, had some nice qualities but otherwise it was just okay. A murky look brown hue with a fast fading brown head. Aroma was somewhat nutty with other base malt notes. Flavor had some bitterness to it but otherwise it was meh. Somewhat carbonated.
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Dark brown appearance with a small beige head and a decent amount of lacing. Subtle, roasted malt aroma akin to a schwarzbier. Taste is caramel malts with moderate bitterness from the noble type hop profile. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated mouthfeel, with an average length finish. popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2008
BOTMC Selection, November 2008: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pour produced a clear, brown body with a slight hint of red, topped by a small, quickly diminishing head of foam, with some light lacing. Aroma is the pleasing scent of roasted malts and coffee. Flavor is dry, with a slight bitter finish. Carbonation is crisp and not overpowering. Palate is not complex and is comprised mostly of roasted malt. This beer had a better aroma than it’s over flavor profile, but it wasn’t bad. Nejhleader (1560) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
not a bad brew, has a nice creamy body, bit of a roast element too it. keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Not very impressed. Nice looking though. Aroma is lite. A bit of malt and bread. Malt flavor with a dry finish. A metallic taste finds it’s way in the end. A little watery. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
When I saw "brown lager" I had no idea what to expect. Malty, brown sugar nose, and maybe a little poop. Flavor is very roasty, almost as if it were a brown ale. Finish has a weird woody resonance, that isn’t at all displeasing, just surprising. A monumental step above Shiner Bock.