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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

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 18
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of Oakenator
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a darker brown with ample head. Good rim of head remains on the glass during consumption. Large chunks of lacing.

S: Molasses, malty aroma.

T: Good malty sweetness from front to back. Really nice molasses flavors on the far back. Hint of earthy nut somewhere between.

M: Nice carbonation. Good body yet light enought to have a couple.

O: Good brew.

Oakenator, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Kearneytheking
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

What a great brown ale. It has characteristics of a porter/stout, but maintains a lighter body and adds some fun flavors.

a- a good solid almond brown. Nice thick light beige head that dissipates but keeps a nice thin layer as you drink.

sm - Definitely a chestnut/almond smell mixed with a little toasted bread.

taste - nice smooth brown ale, not many overwhelming notes here. Just a nutty, woody drinking ale. The 6% abv is completely hidden in this.

Overall- Weak review on my part for this beer which seems to be more complex than I can wrap my palate around. Like I said initially, it has characteristics of a porter or stout, but with a tiny bit more nutty and hoppy flavor.

Kearneytheking, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of mattsucks
3/5  rDev -22.7%

mattsucks, May 18, 2013
Photo of athesing10
4/5  rDev +3.1%

athesing10, May 17, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
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 bjmh
4.5/5  rDev +16%

bjmh, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Translucent brown with a nice two-finger tan head that slowly settles
S: Roasted malt and fairly nutty
T: Roasted malt initially, a pleasant toasted nuttiness throughout (almond/walnut); a bit of bitterness on the midpalate and a nutty finish
M: Medium-bodied, easy to drink
O: I didn't pick up any maple syrup which the label specifically mentions. That being said, if you like toasted nuts overall this is almost like drinking a bag of mixed nuts which I personally very much enjoy. Worth seeking out.

ONUMello, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Klif
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Klif, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Envelopes
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Envelopes, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Irish12
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Chris77McGrath, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of 311Reeves
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

311Reeves, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of Dave128
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
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 RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of 440kk
4/5  rDev +3.1%

440kk, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of davemathews68
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

davemathews68, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Lukass, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of yankhawk
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

yankhawk, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of jsisko01
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a nice brown color with a slight amber hue. Has a centimeter thick, creamy tan head that dissipates quickly. Also has a nice, creamy lacing.

Smell - Strong malts and caramel, maple, and grains.

Taste - Very sweet, mostly from the maple I believe.. Toasted malts, caramel, a feint hint of coffee and chocolate, with a nutty character that dominates the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - It's a little too much on the sweet side for me but this is one of the best brown ales I've tried.

jsisko01, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear but dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: There are light aromas of nutty malts in the nose along with some notes of maple syrup.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors of maple syrup are a bit stronger and there is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this nut brown ale because there's just enough maple syrup in this beer to make the smell and taste interesting without having any sweetness.

metter98, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of fauxpunker
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice crisp mahogany with thin off white head.
S: Rich. Maple jumps right up. Roasted nuts. Pleasant and different.
T: Can taste the maple and nuttiness. Roasty bitterness lingers and finishes kind of dry. Nice balance with the sweetness at the beginning.
M:Clean and not too full. Nice brightness from the tap.
O: Enjoyable. A bit different than I'm used to. Probably won't be a go to, but I'm glad I tried it.

fauxpunker, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of SDG1070
4/5  rDev +3.1%

SDG1070, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of whodeyvols
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

whodeyvols, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of sourgrass
4/5  rDev +3.1%

sourgrass, Oct 23, 2012
Nut Brown Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.