Fat Gary's Nut Brown Ale - East End Brewing Company

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Fat Gary's Nut Brown Ale
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: jasonm on 03-04-2007)
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.78/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on-cask in pint glass.

Appearance: Good-looking deep red/brown with a strong off-white head.

Smell: This smelled a bit soapy to me with a slight nutty background.

Taste: The soapy-like smell carried over to the taste. The nuttiness comes out in the end, but the original taste overwhelmed me.

Mouthfeel: Way too thin for me, like water.

Drinkability: There is a strange aftertaste, but if you can get past or at least accept the soapiness, this would be very drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with a nice slight off white head. The smell is of sweet roasted malts and caramel. The taste is a slight caramel flavor and other sweet roasted malts. There is no hop presence. The mouthfeel is on the lower carbonation side. Overall it is a drinkable beer, however, it isn't all that complex or flavorful which makes it average drinkability.

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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Darkest brown body, creamy light-colored head. Good retention. Laces well.

Molasses, wort sugars, dark bread.

Sweet brown bread, burnt sugar, earthy tones. Very u-nutty. Slight tinniness. Weak in overall flavor.

Cask offering yields some smoothness to an otherwise thin body. Still has some chew. Carb is a bit low on this system. The feel is suffering.

An average brown with its own unique character. Fun to revisit. That's about it.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JaYsOuL
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A really good buddy of mine was generous enough to visit East End Brewery, while he and his wife were in Pittsburgh for the weekend. He brought me back a growler of Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale.

I was extremely excited awaiting its arrival, as nut brown ale is one of my favorite beer styles. Once I recieved the clear growler three days later, I immediately had weird vibes about what to expect from this point forward.

It poured a deep-brownish color with little to no head; forced a half-inch head by swirling glass. The smell was pretty good, with hints of malty chocolate and roasted nuts. The taste was very similar to that of the smell. Mouthfeel was very light and a bit weak for my liking.

Overall, the beer has a lot of potential and would love to sample this beer directly from East End Brewery as opposed to having it three days after purchase in a clear growler. In fact, I think I will do so very soon.

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3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From cask at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh.

Poured rusty brown, arrived with no head. Leafy nose. Appley malt flavors with some kettle pot undertones. Some cinnamon, too. Light body, low ABV.

Some of these comments come simply from being from cask; I wonder how it would do on a regular tap. Faithful to some English styles in having no sharp edges (heh) and being an easy sipper. Nothing to get excited about, though.

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3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-murky brown with a sticky white head

S-nutty and creamy. medium strength. smells good

T-comes in with an extremely smoked nutty taste that disappears rather quickly. it has a creamy after-taste that it also slightly smokey

M-medium carbonation with a good creamy finish

O-its a good easy drinking beer. its not a home run brown ale but its tasty and mild, something i can appreciate as a closer.

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3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown with a rich, tan cap of foamy goodness.

S: Rich caramel aroma, slightly hoppy with light earthy notes to make this a great well rounded beer.

T: Same as smell, nice balance.

M: A medium body, light carbonation.

O: Overall a good beer, would definitely order again.

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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Al's of Hampden -served chilled in a pint glass.

A - The first 1/2 looked like raw sewage, luckily Al poured me a pint that was swampy brown, but not as disgusting looking -visibly carbonated w/ murky dog water color -it appears dirty with a very thin cap of sand colored head that retains ok. The clarity is the issue mainly but the bead is tiny.

S -Smell of sweet nutty malt w/ slightly earthy musky smell, light diacetyl as expected from the style w/ a slight doughy and caramel hint

M- This is very light which is good for the style, dry feel w/ quenching qualtiy and subtle fruity twang w/ mild roast-toasted texture really w/ medium high carbonation

T -The taste has slight yeast flavor which gives a slight English musty note and fruitiness w/ slight toasted and nutty, almost bready malt flavor. There is a gentle spice in the hop dept which adds to the beer w/ a crisp dry element and an almost chalky note which goes along with the yeast comment made earlier. The flavor borders on tangy like sourdough bread, but not quite, very toasty flavors.

D - This is kind of gassy after 1/2 a pint from the high carbonation which is not that appealing, but the low abv makes you want to drink it like soda. A conundrum since it sits just above middle ground drinkability wise for me -worth a try though.

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Fat Gary's Nut Brown Ale from East End Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.