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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: 92
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jasonm on 03-04-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

pogoowner, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

DaMyth, Jul 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

wvsabbath, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

First had: on tap at their brewery

Dark brown pour, moderately hazy, with a small white head that displayed moderate retention and lacing. Light aroma, nutty, sweet malts and caramel, light hoppy notes. Pretty nice taste for such a low alcohol beer, caramel and toffee, moderately nutty, herbal and somewhat tea-like hops for a nice earthy dry finish. Fairly light bodied, but still nice and flavorful for such a beer, and quite drinkable overall.

Rifugium, May 21, 2012
Photo of gjrey
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

gjrey, May 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

carnoustie7, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

Served in 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a medium brown colored body with a light tan head. The head faded fast giving way to very little lacing.

Smell - The nose is of light roasted malt mixed with a bit of caramel sweetness.

Taste – The taste was of dark bread and lightly roasted malt flavor with some caramel sweetness. There were hints of nuttiness mixed in with the taste as well.

Mouthfeel –A medium bodied beer with a moderate level of carbonation. While only a medium bodied brew, with it only being 3.7 % abv, it is much creamier then would be anticipated, quite nice for its lightness.

Overall – This is a very drinkable beer. Lighter in abv, but with good taste and actual quite a surprising feel to it.

Darkmagus82, Apr 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

burpen, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of Jennifer-Juniper
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jennifer-Juniper, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%

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.

thecheapies, Feb 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

beerborn, Feb 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

DerekP, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

docrates, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

nunzo, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

Pskiv, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of JaYsOuL
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

JaYsOuL, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of nukem5
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

nukem5, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of AdamBear
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

AdamBear, Jul 30, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%


Pours a gold/amber light brown with a pillowy banana white head that retains for all of eternity.

Smells a bit roasty with notes of caramel malt.

Tastes hoppy but not super bitter, more floral and nutty. The malty character follows through in the end, but it's mostly the fresh hop flavor.

Feel is moderate with medium carbonation.

Pretty good but not fantastic. Worth trying and would be a great session candidate.

Cylinsier, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of IronCitySteve
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

A: Pours an amber/brown color with a small off white foam head. Provides some spotty lacing.

S: Ample amounts of roasted nuts and toast. There is also a mild amount of earthy hops.

T: Starts off with a nice dry roasted nut flavor. It is very subtle and quite appealing. The middle still supplies ample roasted nuts, with some biscuit and bready malt flavors as well. There is also a nice underlying earthy hop flavor present. Finishes off like the middle, very clean.

M: Leaves a clean taste on the palate. While it is clean, it is just a tad thin.

O: One of my favorite English Brown Ale’s. Nice low alcohol makes this a nice sessionable beer for a nice crisp fall day

IronCitySteve, May 03, 2011
Photo of kimbo33
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%

Thanks Uncle Buck for getting one of these for me tonight! Really enjoyed it. Great smooth taste....really only 3.6% ABV? Have a tough time believing. Still nice and tasty. Would like to get more of this in Beaver County. Always happy to support the local brew. Nice malt flavor and a near perfect mouthfeel.

kimbo33, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Pours a deep amber to brown in color, with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet malt, small nuttiness, and a small roast. In the taste, sweet roasted malt and a small dry nuttiness. A small hop bite, and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry nuttiness in the aftertaste. A nice representation of a UK style brown.

OWSLEY069, Feb 19, 2011
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3.88/5  rDev +5.1%

Wow I thought this was 4.3 regardless the review

A - Pours a sold dark amber color with very little head.

S - Slight sweet malts with a touch of nuts possible pistachios with a bit of hops.

T - Very thin but I tasted all the nuts I could endure. It was pretty bitter too which must be the malt used. I loved how clean it was and it went down smooth.

M - If I were to describe a light it would be here. Succession able.

D - Well it was good but for under 4 percent it might as well be light beer which I never tread but I liked what I was given and it was still better than BMC. Bottom line drinkable.

DrDemento456, Dec 07, 2010
Fat Gary's Nut Brown Ale from East End Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.