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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

992 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 992
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 40
Gots: 34 | 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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3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

well what i say very surprise by the beer what a great color in my glass and the best tasteing brown i ever taste woth chocolate and honey how can you go wrong, well you this beer will put a smile on your face doesnt leave an aftertaste in your mouth and it has a great pour your mouth will start watering when you see it so sit back drink a few oh so good

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance
Deep mahogany brown with a short white head. Moderate carbonation and good clarity.

Nose
Caramel, brown sugar and nuts.

Taste
Caramelized brown sugar and a big nutty profile. Definitely some hazelnut. Notes of dusted cocoa. Hints of molasses and coffee. An ever so slight leafy hop aroma in there.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, crisp and almost silky.

Overall
This is how I want my Brown's to taste. Sweet and flavorful while still remaining very easy drinking.

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brown color with a beige foam that retained rather well. Minimal carbonation and lacing.

S - Smells of fresh hazelnuts, english toffee and drak malt. A very pleasant blend that seemed to open up a bit over time. Really had a good scent for the fall.

T - Nice blend of english malt that had a sweetness of toffee and caramel. The toasted almond flavor was strong in the finish. I was quite impressed with how this went with lunch.

M - Good balance, is gentle on the palate while bringing plenty of flavor. I was digging this one.

O - Why don't I see this as much in NY? Maybe the In-Bev deal will change that, because this matches up well with any fall seasonal out there. I'll have another.

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From 11/1/12 Tasting Notes...
Enjoyed on tap at Monk's Bar and Grill. Served in a pint glass, pretty much ice cold.

A) Chestnut brown in color. There was not much head. A thin collar remained. There was a bit of lacing on the pint.

S) Had to let warm up a bit, as the aroma was muted by the temperature initially. This had a nice darker malt scent, light roast, quite nutty, with a little Heath Bar.

T) Follows the nose, with plenty of toasted malt, good amount of nutty flavor, a little toffee, and nice earthy hops. Good aftertaste...

M) Medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes a little dry, but really very smooth with very good drinkability.

O) Solid brown ale. Truthfully, it really hit the spot ice cold. Then with some warmth, proved to have all the characteristics I look for in the style. Glad to recommend...

Paired with the Monster Burger and sweet potato fries.

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Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 992 ratings.