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Nut Brown Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

956 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 956
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 37
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Chocolate color, honey and tobacco aromas, nutty flavor, medium body.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001)
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -46.8%

03-12-2013 22:13:50 | More by chippo33
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emakings

Puerto Rico

2/5  rDev -46.8%

02-10-2014 21:45:41 | More by emakings
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BRD14

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.8%

12-16-2012 17:44:52 | More by BRD14
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TechMyst

Illinois

2.03/5  rDev -46%

very dark amber, minimal lacing and head. Their IPA is growing on me more and more. But the aftertaste on this one is a little off for me. heavy malt, more metallic than nutty...it's a quality beer, just not my taste. I'd take their honkers over this...

12-28-2006 20:17:20 | More by TechMyst
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

01-21-2013 19:26:02 | More by OriolesFan1008
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

04-21-2014 04:23:52 | More by brpendergast85
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ACifra

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

11-22-2012 00:51:57 | More by ACifra
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

11-28-2012 01:29:32 | More by Sludgeman
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sbricker

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

03-30-2014 08:37:03 | More by sbricker
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damndirtyape

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev -31.4%

Single bottle (bottled on 02/09/10) poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a nice light tan head that lasted the whole way down. Plenty of lacing too. The beer is a dark brown on the table, but definitely has garnet notes when held up to the light. Plenty of bubbles coming up slowly through the beer when held up to the light.

Smell: Chocolate notes and a hint of honey along with a definite cigarette/smokey smell towards the end. Odd - the smoke is a bit off-putting.

Taste: Nice malt up front and then a balanced hop bitterness right after it, but then there are tobacco notes towards the finish. The aftertaste is like the smell of cigarette ashes - quite acrid. I'm not getting the love here although towards the end of the glass that aftertaste is not as strong. Still, I'm not liking it.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation on the tongue, nice thickness but not too thick.

Drinkability: I heard this beer was now going to be no longer bottled so I hunted for it and got a bottle, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. The appearance is great, but it smells/tastes like someone was smoking when it was brewed. Maybe it is meant to simulate a smoky English pub. I'm not getting it though. The description sounds so good on the bottle but this is, sadly, a disappointment.

04-15-2010 22:46:24 | More by damndirtyape
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DesMoinesMike

Iowa

2.68/5  rDev -28.7%

I'm not too impressed by this one. The nutty flavor was kinda watered down. The girl friend said it had a slight soapy taste, it was just off. I'm not usre if I just got a bad batch because it's the first time I've tried this beer.

It looks pretty with its shiny dark brown body and thin tan head. The mild carbonation is perfect for a heavier beer, but the taste was just not that good.

01-10-2009 02:58:19 | More by DesMoinesMike
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

02-26-2014 20:30:53 | More by JIMTRK16
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

12-08-2012 15:37:51 | More by Damian74Shensky
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

03-27-2013 10:31:40 | More by bigbeers84
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trstar87

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-04-2012 00:16:43 | More by trstar87
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

09-13-2012 12:33:35 | More by TheBigBoy
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-10-2013 20:08:40 | More by ajzy
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Jim_DemonDeacon


2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

07-03-2012 22:57:26 | More by Jim_DemonDeacon
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beernads

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

10-18-2013 10:15:55 | More by beernads
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Nut brown pours a brownish color, with a very small lacing head. There is a light nutty aroma, but lots of yeast aromas. The taste has strong yeast flavors, with light hints of nuts, there is a rather stale taste. Watery, stale, weak flavors. Overall a disappointment.

07-10-2013 19:05:48 | More by vette2006c5r
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DCav


2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

01-25-2013 02:07:16 | More by DCav
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hotsudge

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

05-15-2013 01:21:33 | More by hotsudge
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RMelyon

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

06-22-2013 00:21:26 | More by RMelyon
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bort11

Missouri

2.9/5  rDev -22.9%

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass. Medium dark chestnut brown color. Mild light tan head that recedes quickly.
Smell is muted. What is there is malty and sweet. Taste is sort of like almonds. I guess that's where the "nut" part comes from. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Overall, just a very average beer.

01-23-2007 17:18:26 | More by bort11
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jpkoch1962

Indiana

2.95/5  rDev -21.5%

Poured at cellar temperature into pint glass. Pours a deep Brown almost Mahagony with a long lasting brown head. Aroma is dominated by roasted barely, roast coffee, and subdued choclate notes. The taste follows the aroma, as roasted coffee is up front. Nice mouthfeel, some choclate in the middle. Minimal hops balance the ale out, but the roasted malts have the last say. Would like the finish to be a bit cleaner; the finish is somewhat cloying.

Not a bad ale. The cloying sweetness subtract from drinkability points. The heavy use of roasted malts almost takes this ale out of the Brown Ale category. Just the same, the complexity and smoothness are very pleasant making this a nice after dinner ale.

08-28-2006 17:56:12 | More by jpkoch1962
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Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 956 ratings.