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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

1,010 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,010
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 42
Gots: 39 | 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%

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%

Photo of jp312
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of lillitnn92
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

Photo of kleinjeep
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%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of wac9
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
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

Photo of ACifra
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of justintcoons
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of noremac423
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of socon67
3.94/5  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.

Photo of Mrbseward
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,010 ratings.