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Nutfield Old Man Ale - Old Nutfield Brewing Company, Ltd.

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Nutfield Old Man AleNutfield Old Man Ale

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38 Ratings

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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Nutfield Brewing Company, Ltd.
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-19-2001)
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Reviews by fostwal:
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3.43/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My first impression of Old Man Ale is that it is fairly average. It reminds me of a more flavorful version of the standard American macro brew. The general appearance is similar to a slightly darker version of Miller. The smell and taste aren't that far off either. Its light on hops. Though you can taste the malts in this one. Nothing really that stands out. Overall, it is a very drinkable beer. I could see enjoying a few on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 01:29:45 | More by fostwal
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

12-27-2012 02:31:02 | More by cliff1066
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

12-07-2012 00:41:33 | More by bcsbeer
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -1.3%

11-22-2012 21:07:01 | More by djrn2
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

11-28-2011 20:18:14 | More by brandoman63
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -1.3%

11-18-2011 19:42:55 | More by Rochefort10nh
Photo of changeup45


3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice all around Pale Ale. Golden-brown color that pours a fairly thick head that leaves quite a bit of lace. This was actually a pleasant surprise. Sweet malty taste with balancing hops and a crisp mild bitter finish. Not amazing but nicely balanced and easy drinking. I'd have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2008 20:28:53 | More by changeup45
Photo of scoobybrew


3.48/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was reviewed as an English bitter, as I believe it best fits this style as opposed to the noted American amber ale style.

This was poured into a pint glass from the bottle.

A - crystal clear golden color with thick head that settles somewhat into a well retained collar

S - crystal malty scent with a very faint trace of hops

T - balanced malt and hop characters in the flavor; there's some bread-like and caramel qualities in the malt and it finishes somewhat dry from the hops

M - medium-light body with moderate to high carbonation

D - This is a decent English bitter with loads of simple flavors that are well crafted. I also view this as a good session beer, especially around its locale, where it's fresh. I would also consider this a great 'gateway' to craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 01:02:38 | More by scoobybrew
Photo of nohead02


3.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fairly light copper colored brew. Pours a foamy head that persists throughout the drinking. Almost no aroma when poured. Easy to quaff but not much reward for doing so. I probably could have been convinced that this was a lager if I didn't pour it myself. Not much to distinguish it for a small brewery. If you really like this, just buy a bud and save yourself a few bucks.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 02:49:54 | More by nohead02
Photo of allengarvin


3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold pour, with a head that is airy and fades quickly. Light malt aroma, a little grainy, with a touch of floral hops. Very bland to taste, just light malt and mild bitterness. The body is rather thin as well.

I like the label, with the tree and nice spring background. Poor beer, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 03:22:48 | More by allengarvin
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1.9/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Received a 12 pack from a friend who signed me up for a Beer of the Month Club. This was among the January Selection.

A: 12 oz. Brown longneck bottle.

P: Poured a clear yellow with a white foam head that quickly disappeared to a scant cover and no lacing.

S: Yeast...yeast..yeast..ist his a belgian or an ale?

T: Unlike the smell it is a mild tasting drink with starts of feint sweetness, no grains, malt or hops then nothing....

M: A yawner for the mouth as it tastes sweet and the taste just stops cold.

D: If you are in this beer of the month club then you may get this brew..fortunatly only three of them! Drink one and then punt.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2008 06:46:17 | More by NitroGen
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2.55/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A monthly club selection for January.

Pours a very clear pale color with virtually no head or lacing. Not very aromatic either, with a very light sweet malt smell.

Light buttery malt flavor up front, but very weak hop presence. Medium body helps overcome thin watery taste.

Definitely a drinkable beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it. Despite all its flaws it is a decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 05:13:02 | More by tmitch75
Photo of tugdriver7


4.03/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my ...of the month selections. (Thanks DK!) My first impressions were a bit more positive than others on this page, apparently. Other than the name (didn't like it because I am one) I thought it was rather tasty and extremely drinkable. Would be a great session beer. Nice deep gold (almost amber) color in the glass, decent head that provided a bit of lacing, and just a hint of hops in the nose. Decent balanced taste, with light hops flavor and some slick buttery hints on the tongue. As it warmed, there was less hops and a tiny hint of alcohol in the flavor, but the malt shined through even more and made for a decent glass right to the end. Not bad. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 00:43:18 | More by tugdriver7
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1.45/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this one with a beer of the month club membership. Isn't this supposed to be an amber ale? It was as pale as a standard macro. The thin head was nice and stayed throughout the entire session. There was absolutely no flavor up front, only a slight bitterness. The aftertaste was buttery and diacetyl. I just don't see any appeal in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 19:40:04 | More by Upgrayedd
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3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a nice golden color with a pretty head. Unfortunalty the head went away very fast but did leave fair lacing somehow. The smell was hoppy which I thought was going to spell trouble. However the taste was not and was actually a little sweet I thought. I liked the beer for what it is and I will but again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 17:43:16 | More by Minkybut
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3.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium amber color with modest white puffy head. Poor retention.
Smell is light with some soft caramel notes present.
Taste is also significant for caramel. There are no hops to be found.
Finishes with more malt sweetness.
A very one-dimensional beer. Wouyld be decent to session.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 22:09:59 | More by tgbljb
Photo of granite

New Hampshire

1.45/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A---It poured a pale golden with large white head.

S---Buttery yeast and green apple dominate the aroma.

T----Diacetyl, acetaldehyde, astringent and medicinal.

M---It was very thin and watery.

D---This is the first time I ever tried an offering from this brewery and I'm in no hurry to try another one. Drain pour

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2007 15:08:36 | More by granite
Photo of acarroll413


3.53/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass

A- a nice amber color. looked clear, crisp, fresh. the head was small and white, it disapated within a couple of minutes.

S- not much to report here, smelled vaguely of wheat.

T- suprisingly light and sweet with a full wheat flavor. not bitter at all. the hops flavor was very mild, i enjoyed it.

M- smooth but thin like budweiser.

D- id definitely drink it again

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2006 04:15:51 | More by acarroll413
Photo of Franchise


3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IMO the best offering from Nutfield. Poured from a 12oz bottle a dark rust color that leaves a thin white lace. The nose of this brew is sweet honey, cloves, very aromatic. The taste is similar to the nose honey, vanilla, cloves, buttery feel, with a nice bitter hop citrus finish to balance a heavy malt backbone.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2006 20:46:49 | More by Franchise
Photo of bjohnson


2.4/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a reddish dark amber color with a small half finger head that doesn't have much retention. Very malty aroma with a hint of fruit. Tastes a little fruity but also watery--malts are noticeable. A little bitter but no body. This is a somewhat drinkable beer, but don't think I would try it again unless I had to.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2005 01:31:55 | More by bjohnson
Photo of Chadbrew


2.83/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Mostly clear and lightly caramel colored with medium heavy carbonation that leaves nice lacing.

Aroma - Fruity and buttery with a hint of alcohol. There is a large malt presence in the aroma that makes me wonder... Where are the hops?

Taste - Diacetyl and oxidized. There is a nice bitterness early and then again in the finish, however that seems to be where the hoppiness ends. Unfortunately this beer is past its prime, and rather than improve it merely showcases its faults.

Mouthfeel - A nice medium heavy mouth that is very pleasant.

Drinkability - Not terrible considering its apparent age. I may buy this again if I can find a fresher offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2005 10:49:08 | More by Chadbrew
Photo of Jason


2.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Contract brewed by Shipyard.

Fizzy sounding pour, decent head retention. Filtered clarity of pale bronze. Mild butterscotch aroma, malty with a faint carbonic smell. A little watery on the palate ... this does not have the same fullness as it used to. Creamy malt sweetness ... with a light hop presence. I like to put this beer and a diet cream soda to see how close they are.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2005 16:54:04 | More by Jason
Photo of anders36


3.68/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper colour, with quickly disappearing white head. Leaving a lacing around the rim. Has a nice and a little fruity aroma, also a smell of grass,malt and hops in the background. The taste is a litte sweet and malty, with nice bitterness from the hops. Low in carbonation makes it smooth and very easy to drink. Leaves a nice bitterness in the aftertaste. A very easy drinking pale ale. Not the best i have had, but i will buy more of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2005 17:43:47 | More by anders36
Photo of MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this beer to be a fair drink, but nothing special. It poured a pale orange in color with heavy fermentation. Very little head with absolutely no retention. The hops came off sweet with just a hint of orange and caramel. I have a hunch this would make a better session beer than a tasting beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2004 01:57:08 | More by MuddyFeet
Photo of mschofield


3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden amber, well carbonated and full of tiny bubble streams. Topped with a three finger marshmallowy pure white head, leaves puffy sheets of lacing.
Fruity, nut, caramel, and sugar notes to the aroma.
Malty taste, tea, nutty, floral, herbs and wood.
Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2004 21:32:28 | More by mschofield
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Nutfield Old Man Ale from Old Nutfield Brewing Company, Ltd.
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