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Nut Hugger Brown - Upland Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 17
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesS on 04-06-2008)
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Reviews by tavernjef:
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale dark caramel brown with a moderately hazey-like body with a small tender crown of dark ivory foam on top. Proportionately distributed lacing in a seizmic needle graphed pattern draws across the glass.

Nut Hugger hugs in a good amount of nuts in the aroma. Very rounded and easy to find on the nose compared to most other browns that usually have barely a wiff. This has a nice tone of nuts to it, toasted hazelnuts and unshelled sunflower seeds mixing well with a bit of soft caramel and light breadyness.

Taste is just as good and likeable with a big hug of nuttyness holding the palate well while caramel and pale bready sweet malts soak in the middle. Touched ever so lightly with a brief carbonation and leafy, tea-like hoppy dryness. Just a tinge of coffee burntness floats off in the finish. Nice subtle complexity all the way through.

Firm, tenderly smooth, nutty sweet medium body with the noted carbonation making its way through the middle. Nice strong finish too. Especially for a brown.

Very solid brew by Upland and one that can mix with the other browns that can be found in the Midwest area. Which is saying alot.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2011 00:41:15 | More by tavernjef
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Deep hazed brown hue, thin yet staying off white lacing. Nutty maltiness, hint of brown sugar, yeast, and dried grass in the nose. Great smoothness meets a semi-chewy body. Love the maltiness in this brew, toasty with grassy highlights. Modest hopping with just enough bitterness to bring things together.

A solid brown ale from start to finish, very drinkable as well.

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Clead reddy-brown in color, with some light tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma is of caramel and hazelnut nuttiness. Taste is caramel and the same nuttiness. Extremely high carbonation for a brown. Slightly watery too. I hate this 250 character minimum!!!!

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Nut Hugger Brown from Upland Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.