Thursday, August 19, 2010

Humboldt Brown

type: brown ale
origin: Paso Robles, Ca, USA
price: $9/6-pack

I'm having a dilemma: do I or do I not like this? "Brewed with hemp." OK, but it doesn't seem to matter because this just tastes like a brown ale and smells a bit like hay. It's certainly an upgrade over Newcastle, but it's just not that good. It seems under-carbonated and relatively flavorless. I can barely make out some aromas of roasted malts. I have nothing funny to say, so I'll just leave a link. Thumbs down for me, though given the choice between drinking this or diet Squirt, I choose this... maybe.

1 comment:

  1. Andy... harsh? I agree on the Newcastle comment (not sure why that beer gets such good reviews), but I think more could be said about this beer. The lack of excessive carbonation is nice and makes the beer smooth. I agree that the flavors are faint, but this is a decent brown in comparison to others available bottled. Search for "having a few drinks" on FB - haven't reviewed this one yet, but I review them when I have time :)