Nut Brown Ale - Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
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3.13/5 rDev -19.3%
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.
02-17-2011 01:42:07 | More by wspscott
3.15/5 rDev -18.8%
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.
02-27-2012 19:03:53 | More by WVbeergeek
3.34/5 rDev -13.9%
Mt. Carmel Nut Brown Ale has a medium, fluffy, cream-colored head, a sort of brilliant rust-red-brown appearance, and a lace curtain left on the glass. The aroma is of sweetness, maybe some syrup, malt, and possibly a bright fruit of some sort. Taste is of sweetness, a touch of syrup, brown bread crust, and a noticeable, somewhat unpleasant bitterness, like one will get from pecan shell. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Mt. Carmel Brown Ale finishes semi-wet and easy drinking.
08-14-2014 13:28:58 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.43/5 rDev -11.6%
I was able to get this beer on tap at the Machine Room Bar at the Great American Ballpark. The beer had a smooth amber color. There was little to no head on the beer and it was poured right in front of me. Caramel malt nose that is actually quite malty. Smooth flavor and nose that gives whiffs of various caramel like flavors. Creamy mouthfeel and a clean finish. Faint nut notes in the aftertaste. Plenty of smooth caramel in the nose and the flavor. I would call this more of a brown than a nut brown, but no matter how you slice its drinkable and I would say a B-.
07-26-2008 05:04:45 | More by Ragingbull
3.45/5 rDev -11.1%
A - Poured out a cloudy, burgundy/light brown color with a small, thin, off-white head. It left little to no lace.
S - It smelled of a caramel, floral notes and touches of maple.
T - It tasted of biscuity caramel malt. Despite the fact that it is a "nut" brown ale, it lacked any nutty flavor. even though the label mentioned maple flavor, it was lacking much maple flavor.
M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light bodied ale.
D - This is an okay brown ale. It is sweet but lacks much nutty or maple flavors.
09-30-2009 02:15:57 | More by zeff80
3.45/5 rDev -11.1%
12oz bottle poured into tulip pint; couldn't find any freshness info, but to my knowledge Mt. Carmel is just beginning to hit NE Ohio, so this bottle is reasonably fresh.
A: Pours a clear, reddish-amber-brown color with two fingers of foamy white head. Good head retention, even if there isn't much lacing. Nice label too, even though that doesn't affect the score.
S: This beer smells like breakfast- the combination of maple syrup and toasty malts make the connection obvious. Caramel malts also appear, along with a light touch of earthy hops.
T: Lots of roasted and bready flavors here, accented by more caramel, hazelnut, and (a very light) maple sweetness. Long, lingering bitter finish that didn't really show up in the taste- more of those earthy hops noticed in the aroma.
M: Medium-bodied with moderate+ carbonation, which lends the beer a somewhat creamy texture. Rather filling, likely in conjunction with the quantity of grains that showed up in the flavor.
O: A good but not great beer; I did enjoy the glass a bit more than my taste rating might reflect. Somewhat hard to finish due to how filling it is, but I won't knock the beer for that- after all I did pour it at ten in the morning.
03-19-2011 14:11:21 | More by AwYeh
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
I received this bottle as an extra recently and having had some good experience with them last time I was in Ohio I was anxious to give a bottle a shot. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/16/2009.
The pour was decent enough with a light brown color and good clarity to it. The small light tan head came up to a height of a round an inch at first but quickly dropped down into nothing. Light caramel and nut like aroma are the main players here, well balanced, but again quite light in nature. The taste was nice, even, and again well balanced with lots of caramel and nut notes, a hint of light bitter hops in the finish and a smooth overall profile. Very easy drinking and went down without a fight during dinner.
Overall a very solid little brown ale, nothing to go nuts over, but very well presented and I would try it again
04-18-2009 00:33:15 | More by mikesgroove
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
Presentation: 12 oz can into a nonic. Thanks again to "beveritt" for passing tossing this new'un my way.
A- Deep copper/brown and clear. Pours with ~1 finger tan head, which settles quickly into an incomplete thin cap.
S- Toasty, slightly nutty, and a moderately malty caramel aroma. Subdued earthy hop notes.
T- Bready, caramel malt sweetness. Lightly earthy bitterness, and a bit cidery on the finish.
M- Moderate carbonation. Medium light feel.
O- Decent. A nice, easy drink, but didn't really stand out in any way....nothing major to harp on, and nothing to sing the praises of.
Future outlook: A perfectly fine beer, I'm sure, and probably just my palate bias against being delighted by most brown ales that left me unmoved by this. Will pass on this in the future.
03-31-2011 03:46:50 | More by DoctorDog
Nut Brown Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.