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Brewer's Alley Nut Brown Ale - Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

Brewer's Alley Nut Brown Ale
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83
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%


Brewed by:
Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Another British style that has a roasted nut-like aroma. Brewed with a number of dark malts, which lend a complex malt character. This beer does not have a lot of hop bitterness, only enough for balance.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-24-2003)
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Reviews by KevinTK:
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KevinTK


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-30-2012 15:47:26 | More by KevinTK
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tap

Pours a deep cloudy brown, caramel translucent around the edges. Rim of off-white head.

Smells of oak, oatmeal, hazelnut, and roasted coffee.

Tastes of cocoa, caramel, coffee, and nutty malts. Bit of walnut.

Medium body with stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Very nice stout, great flavor and aroma. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2014 19:47:42 | More by Cylinsier
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Gbr614

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

10-19-2013 04:28:27 | More by Gbr614
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Jay82

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-29-2013 02:03:27 | More by Jay82
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

07-11-2013 01:14:35 | More by Kelrel9
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-01-2013 23:32:28 | More by LXIXME
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Flying_Moose

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-24-2013 13:53:42 | More by Flying_Moose
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-26-2012 00:06:05 | More by yankhawk
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TheTinDoor

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-29-2012 03:25:08 | More by TheTinDoor
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-23-2012 18:27:35 | More by waiting4lunch
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-12-2012 22:02:55 | More by GaryMarkle84
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Jfowler05

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-11-2012 14:32:50 | More by Jfowler05
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seydou

South Africa

3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap in downtown Frederick. When this beer is poured, it's a wonderful deep brown color with resilient foam on top. Looks great, but everything about it is a bit average. I couldn't pinpoint any specific flavors, nor did anything really stand out about the beer. Maybe even an okay session beer -- I could see myself putting down several of these in a night at Brewer's -- but nothing spectacular.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2012 22:53:50 | More by seydou
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%

02-19-2012 20:01:01 | More by duceswild
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

02-11-2012 03:31:04 | More by bigeyedfish89
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ToAzwethinkweizm

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Date: 7 March 2011
Glass: 5oz pilsner
Type: On-tap

Drank on tap at Brewer's Alley in Frederick, MD. Taken from notes:

Appearance: Heavy head, little lacing, pumpkin-copper in color.

Smell: Oddly pumpkin-like in flavor...at least the spices. Macadamia nut also present.

Taste: Tastes of pils malts (seems to be a staple with this brewer). Also lightly-toasted malts, and almonds.

Mouthfeel: Lightly-toasted malts on palate between tastes. There is a Thomas Hardy's Ale-type palate flavor, but much, much lighter.

Drinkability: This is a wonderful session beer and great with dessert.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2011 03:14:54 | More by ToAzwethinkweizm
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bubseymour

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on tap at their restaurant last night. Served in a pint shaker glass, this was a pretty good flavored Nut Brown Ale. It had a slightly burnt malt taste, but all in all it was a nicely styled brew and felt creamy in the mouth. A nice sampler while enjoying a night out at the pub.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2011 16:30:16 | More by bubseymour
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yankiac

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was slightly disappointed by this beer. It looked and smelled delicious only to taste very average. I've had better Nut Brown Ale's before and I don't know that I would come back to this beer again. Whatever it was, this beer just didn't do it for me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2009 17:36:14 | More by yankiac
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a sampler tray during a lunch break from the AOPA Fly-In in Fredneck. Fantastic color, deep malt in the nose, with a rich mouthfeel and solid, roasted malt flavor. Maybe it's the name, but the taste was reminiscent of roasted nuts; with a bit of hops bitterness to keep it balanced. I tried this early in my beer drinkin' days (from a growler at a party) and was turned-off by the rich, dark taste. Years later, I'm really happy I tried it again. A definite "go to" beer at Brewer's Alley. And if you go, be sure to get the shoestring fries. Fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2007 23:16:47 | More by tugdriver7
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Braudog

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewpub. This is a dark roasty brown with a thin but firm tan top. Nice and full-bodied, the nut brown is moderately nutty with a solid malt base. This served up a perfect accent of lightest bitter finish. Hint of smoke, too. Quite delicious beer at a nice little brewpub. (#2656, 1/15/07)

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2007 00:21:21 | More by Braudog
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap at the pub into a pint glass. The liquid is a nice brown color with good carbonation. The head comes up big and off white, it fades leaving a nice lace.

The smell is mostly dark roasted malt kind of sweet

The taste is of nice roasty malt, a nutty flavor with some coffee and caramel notes.

Mouthfeel is good a nice medium body good carbonation to liven it up.

Drinkability is good, goes down smooth nothing out of the ordinary MK

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2006 06:25:32 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was kind of along the same lines as Brewer's Alley's Oatmeal stout. They seem to be more skilled at the lighter end of the beer spectrum.

Normal looking. Dark, almost opague color, with a small tannish head.

A better aroma than the stout. You can pick up some of the nuttiness & malt in this one.

The flavor & mouthfeel are kind of tame. This can be a good thing when you're trying to appeal to an uneducated public with Bud/Miller/Coors tastes, though. I found if I swished it around in my mouth a bit, that that brought out the hops and creaminess. Interesting.

Brown ales are usually pretty drinkable, and so is this one. However, brown ales also tend to be pretty medicore/middle-of-the-road type beers, and so is this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2006 05:18:53 | More by chOAKbarrell
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Snaggletoothed a pint on their Wednesday $1.50 pints & free Cajun buffet night. Good thing because this brown was struggling. Poured a basic mahogany hue topped with a scant cap collar. Nary a detectable scent even in the corner by the front window where there was no smoke within 10 feet. Flavor was a diluted root beer with a touch of cherry. I really hope that Brewer's Alley sells a heap load of pints to their locals because it was a dissapointment in the broadest sense of the word.

Best compliment to the brewer: Nothing offensive.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2005 04:59:45 | More by blitheringidiot
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Higravity

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad for a brew-pub offering. The color was spot on nice big brown color, but with nice clearity. A white head and decent lacing. The smell was underwhelming, mostly subtle hints of maltyness and almost no hop aroma. The taste had a nice slight roasted, a hint of sweetness with a pleasent bitter aftertaste. A solid brown with a good body and a easy drinker during a game on Sunday or happy hour on Friday.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2005 13:28:20 | More by Higravity
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap 11/09/04 at Brewer's Alley.

Solid brown color with a light brown/beige head. Nice malty/nutty/roasty aroma and flavor. Tastes much like it smells. Medium bodied and a bit on the robust side for an English Brown.

A solid Brown Ale offering and a better one than most brewpubs offer...

Per Chalkboard: 5.4% ABV

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2004 21:27:52 | More by RBorsato
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Brewer's Alley Nut Brown Ale from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
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