Frog King99 (51) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 7, 2000
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the finest browns
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
mild nutty aroma of hints of brown sugar and cereal. lightly hopped with a more red than "deep amber" colour. mostly diminishing white head. thickness appropriate for a brown ale. initially slightly sweet finishing with a moderate bitterness.
jsmerig (1561) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Malty aroma and flavor slightly offset by a bit of hops and ends with a pleasant smokey/roasted flavor. Very complex for a brown, well balanced and a good session beer.
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy aroma with a bit of malt. Red-brown color with small head that laces. Smooth carb with medium body. A bit nutty, slightly sweet start. Crisp, bitter finish and nutty after. Could be a bit more malty but very good.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ ODBF. Dark color, off white head. Semi-opaque. Malty aroma, and flavor, roasted notes. A smooth drinking ale.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Panorama Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brown Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Organic. Contract brewed at North Coast Brewing. Richer redder version of Pale Ale. Hoppy Amber and very tasty.
Panorama Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brown Ale--Mendocino Ukiah--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Organic. Clear thin brownish red color. Mild toasted floral hop spice citrus front. Mild toasted crisp fruit body with nice texture. Rich brown. Spicy hop end with lingering caramel notes. Sampled 12/27/2000.
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brown Ale--Certified Organic--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear deep amber color. Lacy head. Mild toasted hop front. Thick creamy doughy light toasted rich caramel mild sweet chocolate fruit body. Clean malty mild spicy hop end. Bottled Conditioned sediment. Excellent Brown. Sampled 3/14/2004.
Otter Creek Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brewing Company--Wolaver’s Brown Ale--Certified Organic--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. 21 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0 ) Foamy rich tan lacy head. Clear bright thin dark ruby brown color. Mild toasted mellow chocolate rich hop front. Creamy smooth big dark wheat bread mild sweet cocoa malt body. Tangy malty hop spice end. Sampled 6/13/2007.
TAR (2729) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A full bodies brown with lots of dark malt accent and hoppy flavors. One of my favorite Brown ales in the states.
aledrinkerLS (101) - New Brunswick, USA - NOV 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer, lots of hops and nice malty presence. Solid american brown, much better than the rather tepid IPA.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This completes the Wolaver’s trio for me. Cloudy brown appearance, average head. Candy, caramel, sherry in the aroma - I found the smell quite attractive. I’d describe the flavor as having the same components of the aroma, but with some added sourness and bitterness that didn’t seem to mix well. I did get the cherry and black currant in the taste, and they were more than just a hint toward the finish. Unusual but not bad.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells very hoppy for a brown. Strong notes of caramel. Pours a slightly hazy deep brown color with a small tan head. Strong notes of caramel and chocolate with a good amounts of hops thrown in. A very tasty brown. Certainly one ill look for again.