Smooth, malty, always delivers
I've brewed both the DME and all grain versions of this recipe and both are fantastic and consistent. This review is not only my positive reaction, but echoes the response of some 20 people that helped me drink both batches. If you're looking for something you can serve both beer aficionados and casual drinkers alike (even non-beer drinkers liked it), this is a sure-fire crowd pleaser for a winter party. It's deliciously malty without a sweet, sticky aftertaste, and has a light balance of flavor hops that keeps the refined pallettes in the room interested. With a true brown ale mouthfeel, this beer is dark and feels full bodied without the weight of a porter or stout. Both of my batches came out slightly above the target ABV at 5.1%
Reviewed by: Mike McD from United States.