KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2006 Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2001
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Too bad the Yellow Rose Brewery was bought out. This beer, when poured, is dark brown and very cloudy (as the bottle states). It has a light sweet nose, with little head and lace. It has a nice smooth malty brown flavor with a light hop aftertaste.
This beer has all the flavor of a bag of excretement after a colostomy. And it’ll get you drunk if you drink enough of it. But why the hell would you subject yourself to such torture? This puts the "putrid" in putrid. Rotten caramel and half-assed hops that ride the short bus. Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
I’m doing a tour through the great extinct beers of Texas.... Here’s an example that is nut-brown with reddish hues and a short lasting beige head, an aroma that is slightly hollow other than a general light caramel and window unit air conditioner whiff, and a flavor that is moderately sweet with raspberry flavoring notes. It tingles on the tongue despite not having quite the same volume of carbonation as is often found in the Great Grains beers. Watery finish, lingering caramel and nut flavors. A beer to prove that natural selection occurs not only in animal extinctions but in commercial markets as well, as economic theory predicts. Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Pour is brown with not much head...smell is a little coffee and a little malty...taste is thin and sweet with caramel and a little coffee aftertaste...is this the same beer as their Vigilante Porter that they just poured some water in? Andrew196 (1995) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2003
This beer is pretty good considering it came from the same brewery that bottles fermented ballsweat like Texas Tornado and Blackhorse. Medium sized head which dissipated quickly leaving a beer that looked like coca cola. Super sweet malt aroma with some coffee and notes os spearmint...aroma was pretty nice actually. Flavor came in a quick burst, slick and cold on the tongue. Coffee and caramel in the finish, didnt linger too long. In typical great grains fashion, it was too carbonated, though I must say that this is one of the better beers from these guys. Aurelius (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2003
Interesting brew -- it's got a little <a href=ShowBeer.asp?BeerID=6945>Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne
-thing going on. Fresh Concord grapes, vinegar and stewed cherries in the aroma. Sour, like a kriek or lambic. Pucker up bay-bee, cause it's astringent. Schwarz brown, light fizzy head. The label's too busy. Gongoryphyllis growing down in the bottom means it's a beer to pay attention to. Long sourish finish and the mouth goes a little watery. Some coffee in the aftertaste.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Thanks joet. There's a lot going on here - perhaps too much! Dirt brown color and wow, a strong alcohol nose - like whisky, with, I know this will sound crazy, a hint of plain beef taco! It's astringent as all get out, like a bitter lemon. This is a very unusual beer, and worth trying because of it. I just wish it was better integrated. Schroppfy (2362) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2003 Gift from joet. Bottle conditioned brown, cloudy. Definitely a "sour" brown, reminiscent of Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby. Refreshing, but for sure not for everyone's taste. Perfectly trad. lighter body. bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Chesnut is a good word here. The description on the bottle says to drink this with good friends and your favorite dog. Earthy. omhper (25744) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2003
Bottled. Cloudy chestnut brown. Green apple aroma. Mildly roasty and slightly sour. Low bitterness. Dominated by green apple flavour. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Dedicated to Pancho Villa, as sour a brown ale as the Balcones Fault Red Granite, and I outta know cuz I'm tasting them both side-by-side. There should be a new Brown Ale subcategory - Sour Browns. Like all Yellow Rose beers - needs major work. Lose the citrus bite flavor and make it more of a malty ale. Is that so hard?