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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

955 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.88%
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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prisoner1572

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-06-2012 02:05:42 | More by prisoner1572
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Revenant

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-05-2012 22:55:26 | More by Revenant
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Benjaminwileketchum

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +26%

10-05-2012 15:31:27 | More by Benjaminwileketchum
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rev_jimmy

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-30-2012 22:23:08 | More by rev_jimmy
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-29-2012 00:24:20 | More by dexterk1
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-28-2012 17:50:33 | More by Number3red
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-26-2012 01:09:18 | More by jrfehon33
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-20-2012 21:23:41 | More by SaxmanRick
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fionn13

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-20-2012 01:41:02 | More by fionn13
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claspada

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

On draft at Lost Dog in Arlington, Virginia.

Pours a dark cola brown color with a bubbly tan head that slowly recedes leaving bits of lacing along the glass.

Aromas begin with lots and lots of toasted dark brown bread with emerging amounts of mocha and nuts as it warms. Some underlying English fruity yeast esters emerges as it warms.

The tastes begin with some sweet brown bread maltiness, with the nutty and mocha flavor developing by mid-palate. As it warms you get a little more honey whole wheat bready sweetness and some light caramel as well.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is mainly slightly sweet and toasted.

Overall this is one of the better American Brown ales considering how low the ABV is. Most sessionable Brown ales are super watery and flavorless, but this is quite enjoyable and something I would definitely revisit down the road.

09-17-2012 16:56:36 | More by claspada
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-16-2012 23:45:10 | More by 2dogbrew
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jdhasse

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-16-2012 15:40:18 | More by jdhasse
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cunninsa

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-16-2012 02:34:59 | More by cunninsa
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-12-2012 14:47:10 | More by wattoclone
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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09-11-2012 01:48:46 | More by
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

This beer poured out as a nice deep brown color, a light tan colored head on top with a good retention and lacing on the glass. The aroma of the beer had a big malt nose with a healthy amount of roasted nuts also. There is a decent amount of yeast aromas too. The taste of the beer is nicely roasted, it's sweet too up front and finishes with a good bitterness. The mouthfeel of this beer is creamy and smooth, subtle carbonation and very drinkable. Overall this beer is quite good in my opinion. I would enjoy this one over and over again I think.

09-06-2012 01:06:10 | More by Knapp85
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jgarvis

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

09-04-2012 00:45:59 | More by jgarvis
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broller


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-01-2012 05:14:55 | More by broller
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +22.8%

Appearance: Looks like a dark stout, yet definitely has the dark brown hue of a nut ale. Excellent foam, lacing, and thickness.

Smell: Roasted nuts, coffee, and toffee.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Initially some thick smoky sweetness. Then the coffee flavors hit. Finishes with a clean sweetness and more roasted nuts. It's been a while since I've actually had this, but I definitely know that I absolutely loved it.

Overall: My favorite brown ale. Easily.

08-31-2012 02:57:39 | More by tjsdomer2
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-26-2012 04:50:31 | More by enelson
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-24-2012 18:16:02 | More by jaidenjb
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Fantalek

New York

5/5  rDev +32.6%

08-24-2012 00:40:54 | More by Fantalek
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greybeardloon

Rhode Island

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

Bottled on April 19, 2012

S: Nuttiness, toasted malts.

T: Sweet, nutty, lightly toasted malts. Vanilla creaminess on the swallow with just a hint of roast and cocoa on the end, along with light hops on the finish.

M: Medium.

O: A decent and easily drunk brown. Not a robust brown, but still interesting enough.

08-15-2012 01:41:17 | More by greybeardloon
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RustyBoltz

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-14-2012 12:12:58 | More by RustyBoltz
Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.