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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

1,023 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,023
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 42
Gots: 45 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001

Chocolate color, honey and tobacco aromas, nutty flavor, medium body.
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a perfectly crystal clear brown, I force pour a frothy head that disappears almost immediately. This beer has a rich amber hue when held up to the light; No head means no lacing. Zero haze, zero visible carbonation.

The nose is honey, chocolate, and nuts with some sweet sourdough bread notes, and the flavor is spot on, in perfect harmony with the scents it produces. This is a quaffable malty brew with nary a hop to be tasted, and it is really delicious!

Mouthfeel is smooth and light, not too syrupy or sticky. There is very little carbonation to speak of in my sample but I find myself enjoying the way this beer goes down.

Overall a really delightful nutty brown beer, I could see myself drinking pint after pint of this with a good book in front of a roaring fireplace!

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this into a pint glass. It has a black color body with a small tan head, that doesn't hang around long. The aroma has a roasted malt aroma with a touch of chocolate.
The taste has a great roasty malt flavor, with a chocolate hint to it. Also the a nutty finish to it makes it very tasty.
The mouth feel is really good and overall a really good brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ColdWaffles
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Looks almost black in my light. Short, tannish head that didn't stick around for too long.

Smell: Delightful! Smelling the malts for sure, but also a choco-nut scent, and a touch of honey.

Taste: Roasty, malty, a little nutty and slightly honey-sweet. This is really good, though the bottle suggests a touch of evidence hops that I just don't get. I don't think I'd want it though. I like this a lot and I would happily drink one any time.

Mouthfeel: I dig that this is a little lighter than I expected, actually. Makes it an easy drink. Pretty standard carbonation though.

I really enjoyed this beer and I'd be down for another basically any time.

Photo of Clones21
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a bottle of this and poored into a pint glass. Smell is very nutty and chocolate like. Taste is exactly the same as the smell. This is by far my new favorite Brown Ale. The first time I tryed this was at a bar and my friend bought me one of these bad boys...and wow! I was amazed how great of a beer it was. Big props to Goose Island on this one. VERY worth a try!

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Poured a deep brown colored brew with a two finger tan head. The head had a moderate level of retention, fading over time to give a medium level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was heaviest of roasted malt and some sweet smells of caramel and brown sugar. Mixed with these aromas and as the name would imply is a strong aroma of roasted almonds.

Taste – The taste begins of roasted malt mixed with some of the sweet caramel that was detected in the nose. As the taste advances further other sweet buttery toffee flavors and some chocolate also come to the tongue as well as a nut flavor. While initially the nuttiness was light as the taste advances to the end it becomes more pronounced. When a light earthy hop joins the roasted nut at the end it gives a very light bitter balance to the sweet and leaves a very pleasant aftertaste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well.

Overall – This is a quite tasty brew. It is sweet, roasty and nutty. Quite an easy drinker

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,023 ratings.