Notes added 10/07/21
12 oz can (pictured) from a recent Cody, WY trip.
it was all said in March of 2008 below. Easy drinking, nutty simplicity that looks great and stylistically true. More English than American, and when it comes to brown ales that couldn’t be better.
Malts are in competition with nothing, and the beer drinks like a brown ale should. Smooth, without fuss, understated drinkability. A light touch, but still a beer with presence. This is what beer brewed well tastes like. I do wish it was in bottles, but ho hum.
12oz bottle – thanks to russpowell for the chance to try this.
Beautiful, deep chestnut brown pour. Small head with a little lace. Color and clarity are great, and with a bit more head it would have got a perfect appearance score from me.
What I like about this beer is exactly what I thought I would like – its explicit simplicity. Easy drinking malts, a classic mouthfeel and a low key, high quality, subtle taste. Solid malt backbone.
If this were local to me I could see it as a staple in the DBF. Delicious.