Nut Brown Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.48/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep and dark wood stain brown beer with a lasting light tan lace.
Malty, healthy dose of caramel and some chocolate, sweet milky coffee and grain. Faint roasted.
Medium- to full-bodied with an even mouthfeel and meaty, malty dextrin backbone. Not overly sweet, but definitely malty. Caramel, chocolate, touch of day old coffee way in the back, light raisin, earthy, light metallic. All the malt flavours are smoothed together with a bit of roasted headlining and a soft tea-like herbal hop character providing some balance. Esters towards the end. Pretty clean finish, some burnt notes, a tad dry.
This is one of those "all body" beers., but a pretty decent stab at an English Brown ale. Would have liked a bit more depth of flavour.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2002 17:03:06 | More by Todd
4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz brown twist off long neck bottle with a “Best When Consumed By” date on the back label.
Appearance: Decent head that drops down to a thin light tan lace, clear and deep mahogany hue.
Smell: Sweet aroma with a caramel and cake like maltiness with a mild fruitiness.
Taste: Sturdy medium body with a smoothness that ends with a snappy dryness. Toasted and caramel flavours flex all over the palate with a dark sweet bread and mild husk. Hops drop an even keel bitterness with a light earthy herbal flavour. Faint fruitiness and estery alcohol are within the malt sweetness. Long lingering dry malt character pulling in an almost puckering dryness.
Notes: A good drinking brown ale, more of an English style (sweet) brown ale. If you are into malty brown ales this one will do you right. Good pairing with chocolate and / or caramel sweets.
A good drinking brown ale, more of an English style (sweet) brown ale. If you are into malty brown ales this one will do you right. Good pairing with chocolate and / or caramel sweets.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2002 18:36:48 | More by Jason
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Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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