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Nut Brown Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

1,031 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,031
Reviews: 452
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 43
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001

Chocolate color, honey and tobacco aromas, nutty flavor, medium body.
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Ratings: 1,031 | Reviews: 452
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark mahogany/brown color with a fingers worth of head that quickly fades down to pretty much nothing

S: Very malty with notes of molasses, dark chocolate, nuts, and caramel. A touch on the sweet side, but nice overall

T: Follows the nose. Malt dominates lending notes of molasses, sweet caramel and honey, dark chocolate, and subtle nuttiness. The nuttiness shows up more in the finish and in the aftertaste

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice nut brown with a few good layers that give it just the right amount of sweetness while remaining very drinkable. The nuttiness is present throughout and helps to moderate the sweetness. Solid part of the flight pack

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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought from Table & Vine in West Springfield, MA. From the Goose Island Flight Pack. Served in a glass goblet. The beer poured with a dark brown appearance, a light-colored brown head, and with minimal lacing. A good breath of air gives you the smell of malts mixed with caramel with an almost herb-like hint near the end. The drink had a toasted nuts, coffee, and cocoa taste with a bitter flavor at the end of each sip. The beer was slightly creamy with a medium carbonation making it surprisingly refreshing. Overall, not too bad.

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3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 3.44 overall rating is correct.

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Vons in Lakeside, Calif.
Price: $13.99 for a variety 12-pack
Purchased: Feb. 5, 2015
Consumed: Feb. 5, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Oct. 23, 2014

Poured a very dark brown, almost black, color with two fingers of khaki-tan, frothy head. No lacing. No retention. (Sight - 3.00)

Smelled chocolate, nuts, honey, caramel, toffee, faint vanilla, honey, light fudge and chocolate syrup. Seemed to be forced and fake. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted chocolate, nutty malts, honey, sugary chocolate, bitter coffee and leather. Reminded me of a slightly better Shock Top’s Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium-to-full body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.38)

Didn’t really care for this beer that much. Won’t have it again after these three. (Overall - 3.38)

3.44 | 78 | B-

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3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.12/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,031 ratings.