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Nut Brown Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

983 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 983
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 38
Gots: 32 | 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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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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Served on-tap in a 20 oz smooth imperial pint at Goose Island Clybourne (Chicago, IL).

A: Dark brown with ruby edges with a short 1/4 finger plush light beige head with decent retention and plenty of lace.

S: Cocoa and medium-dark crystal malts dominate the aroma, but there is definitely a kick of citrus and floral in the nose as well.

T: The flavor is carried by milk chocolate, cocoa, and roasted dark malt with some lighter tobacco notes as it warms. The hops bitterness is relatively subdued but the orange and grapefruit citrus provides a nice counter to the heavy dose of chocolate.

M: Very clean and smooth with more body than the ABV would predict but with plenty of drinkability.

O: Another winner from Goose Island -- this brew really treads the line of sweetness, chocolate, and maltiness very well while providing some interesting hop character.

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Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.