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Nut Brown Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 18
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bluejacket74 on 06-30-2007)
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Reviews by marcobrau:
Photo of marcobrau
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Roasted coffee and a bit of oak in the aroma. Nice bit of hazel nut character in this dark red to brown-hued ale. Lots of good caramel and roasted malts here. Very drinkable. Definitely a malt accented beer, but it's very much in balance and not sweet. Very smooth and lightly carbonated with not much foam when poured. Any type of head is pretty much non-existent, but this styles scores pretty high on flavor and real high on drinkability.

marcobrau, Oct 15, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of LyonsHead
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice mahogany brown with a rich and creamy lighter tan head about 1 1/2 fingers with some pretty decent staying power.

S: I could have had a little more here. There are rich malty aromas with caramel, biscuit, and toffee notes. There is an overall bready feel.

T: Enters the mouth sweet with a maple syrup taste. It then moves to a very nutty biscuit flavor. Finishes with a dry maltiness.

M: Medium body and decently smooth

D: This is up there on my list of nut brown ales. Very good rendition

LyonsHead, May 10, 2009
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

xdefeatsy, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Dinkel
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Dinkel, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of elBecko
4/5  rDev +3.4%

elBecko, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No best by dates, no born on dates, on encrypted codes, or dated notches...that bugs me. Pours into a mini imperial pint glass a dark cola tinted amber brown body with a light tan head forming thick and dwindling down slowly. Fine speckled lacing left behind. The nose has some mild fruitiness, roasted malts, and hints of maple syrup. Flavor upfront is very sweet like maple syrup sickeningly sweet but that fades and the nice darker roasted malts with a hint of nutty dryness mellow things out saving it's drinkability. Overall mouthfeel is a bit rough with the unfermentables still hanging around each sip gets a little harder to take, medium bodied mellow carbonation no other complaints no over booze. Overall not as well refined as I like my beers this is rough around the edges to be polite and the best of the three offerings I've tried from them thus far.

WVbeergeek, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of StayCeeJay
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

StayCeeJay, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of JIMTRK16
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An as-advertised mahogany brown in color, it sits in pretty much the exact median between light and dark on the scale. On top grows a decently sized light head that stops t almost precisely one finger. The head is retained well, some semblance lasting all the way, and lacing is left in patches with some legging, and in good quantity.
A nutty aspect doesn't seem the focus in the nose, though the malts are strong enough to set a foundation on. Mostly perceivable is toast. Generally, it's a bit too light to get a whole lot out of.
Nut comes out strongly in the flavor, coming alongside the toastiness rather than being overcome. Into the middle, a note of smoke comes through, even adding a hint of something just a bit meaty on the end. It's kept in check, allowing the toast and nut to command, and it works in this beer.
A brown ale needs to not be too light or crisp, but to avoid being heavy either. As a style, it needs to meet in the middle, and this beer does. Not too crisp but enough to keep it from being flat, not too smooth but enough to keep it moving, this beer's easy to drink.

Brenden, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

nhirsch04, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of wildcatboy
4/5  rDev +3.4%

wildcatboy, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Dave128
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at an ocharleys in Florence ky. Poured into a pint glass.

A - brought to me with no head but left nice lacing. Dark amber in color.

S - very neutral.. light dark grain smell. Not much on hops.

T - the nuttiness comes through pretty good. Light hop bitterness on the finish.

M - A little overcarbonated.

O a good local brew that is definitely a good example of the style

Dave128, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

qcbrewer, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of StewartWatson
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

StewartWatson, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of beveritt
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: The remaining bottle form a six pack I picked up on a recent trip to the Dayton/Cincinnati area. Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Label is reminiscent of a primitive painting and shows a farmhouse in the countryside with attached brewery. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with 1 finger of medium tan head. This settles to a thin, nearly complete cap of foam leaving behind nice puffy lacing. The beer itself is perfectly clear deep mahogany and shows moderate activity. No sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Intensely sweet caramel malt aroma with distinct notes of cherries and bubblegum. Very slight smoke in the finish.

Taste: Sweet caramel malt upfront against an earthy backdrop; almost tea like. Long lingering husky graininess in the finish with a slight astringency and the barest hint of hops.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: The brown ale used to be one of my favorite styles, but I eventually grew to find it too simple. This one falls victim to the same pattern; while it is well done and an enjoyable enough sipper, nothing worth seeking out in the future.

beveritt, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of wspscott
3.13/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in a Sam Adams glass (no date)
From Rick, thanks

Note: I try to review to style.

A: Dark ruby/light brown color with a thin off-white head.
S: Slight caramel sweetness, a hint of nuttiness that I attribute to the malts.
T: Dark toast, a little bit of caramel, no obvious hops, just a slight bitterness in the background. As it warms, a little graininess becomes apparent. No hint of the maple that is mentioned on the label.
M: Drying on the tongue, a little too much carbonation for my preference. Feels a little too light/thin, almost watery.
D: There is nothing wrong with this brown ale, but there is nothing out of ordinary or extraordinary about it either. I would not turn another one down, but I would not buy another one either. Glad I had a chance to try it, wish I liked it more.

wspscott, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of misterkew
3.25/5  rDev -16%

misterkew, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev +3.4%

apasternak, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of JoshuaJ
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Mac's Pizza Pub.

Pours a rich, hazy, dark brown color with a hint of mahogany. One fingered head that dissipated to a nice cap and some slight lacing. Looks delicious.

Smells of roasted malts, carmelly and sweet. A hint of maple syrup.

Tastes astoundingly good. The maple syrup flavor, while light, makes itself known. The carmelly malts come through with a roasted quality. Bit of hazelnut. Bitter and dry at the end, like coffee.

Carbonation is higher than expected, but feels good on the tongue. This is very smooth and extremely drinkable. A tad shy of being full bodied, I could easily and happily stick with this beer all night.

Notes: A great brown ale and one that I would feel comfortable stacking up against the more well known versions like Avery's and DFH.

JoshuaJ, Jun 14, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

athesing10, May 17, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

1/2 gallon growler picked up from Belmont Party Supply, Dayton, OH. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with a half inch tan head. Head retention is low, lacing is OK. Aroma is very malty and nutty, with a bit of hops. It tastes like nuts, roasted malt, maple, toffee and some hops. Overall it's a very sweet tasting brew with a light bittersweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light/medium, and a bit on the thin side. However, the drinkability is very good. The carbonation is just right, it's very smooth and very, very easy to drink. Definitely a sessionable beer with good flavor. I'm glad a got a growler, because it won't last too long! I'd recommend this beer to others to try.

bluejacket74, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of Beejay
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice deep brown, almost mahogany. Good amount of head, but it goes away almost instantly.

S: Lots of malt in there, a faint hint of smoke. Not a lot of hops, fairly sweet.. Smells good.

T: Man that is yummy. Malty a touch sweet, with a little bit of hops and a nice roasted aftertaste. Very nice indeed.

M: Perhaps a little too much carbonation, but other than that it is pretty good.

D: Very nice, and finally in a grocery store near me. A fine showing from a brewery that it fairly small.

Beejay, Jun 17, 2009
Photo of yeahman
5/5  rDev +29.2%

yeahman, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Rod_J
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Rod_J, Sep 01, 2013
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Nut Brown Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.