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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

134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | 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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macrosmatic

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Medium brown in color. Half-finger head but laces nicely.

S: Nice caramel & malty sweet aroma.

T: Well-balanced taste - just sweet enough - with a finish that doesn't linger.

M: A little thin for my preference for this style, but not a deal-breaker.

O: It was a decent example of the style. This bottle was given to me by a cousin of mine, and I have no idea how old it was. As has been pointed out, I *really* wish more breweries would put some kind of dating on the bottles.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 20:37:44 | More by macrosmatic
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StewartWatson


4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-12-2012 13:08:29 | More by StewartWatson
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Newcastle Brown Ale signature glass. Pours a nice clear mahogany color with a thin head. Very tight bubbles. Nose is practically nonexistent. I'm getting very faint biscuit notes and nothing else.

The beer is mild and slightly sweet with a medium body and is slightly creamy in the mouth. Sweet, bready toasted malt flavors in the front of the palate become slightly nutty at mid-palate. There is a mild hop presence that comes in on the finish, but it's not nearly enough to dry things at all.

I probably shouldn't review or critique beers of this style. To me, they're just nice relaxing, understated drinks and are too mild to show much character. This is simply a well-made, traditional brown ale. It's slightly sweet, slightly dry on the finish, and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 09:29:18 | More by deadonhisfeet
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SPriestle

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

03-25-2012 18:13:06 | More by SPriestle
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rodney4130

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice carbonation, translucent brown color. Smell is of roast with hints of maple. Taste is much the same. The maple blends very well with the grains, better than most in the style. Nice medium bodied mouthfeel.

Well made and drinkable. One of my favorites brown ales.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2012 14:56:55 | More by rodney4130
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-29-2012 19:08:14 | More by xdefeatsy
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 19:03:53 | More by WVbeergeek
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elBecko

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-27-2012 15:48:56 | More by elBecko
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-25-2012 04:51:37 | More by beerme626
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jt6174

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-07-2012 05:01:03 | More by jt6174
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rogueleonardi

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-26-2012 19:29:15 | More by rogueleonardi
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keeganfrank

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown beer with a red tint and a thin, foamy head. Aromas of roasted grain and caramel with faint hints of chocolate and fruit. Roasty chocolate, caramel and nut flavors. Has a creamy body that's not too thick or too thin. Really nice example of a brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 16:11:51 | More by keeganfrank
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StayCeeJay

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-10-2012 02:02:30 | More by StayCeeJay
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Ouroborus

Iowa

1/5  rDev -74.2%

01-02-2012 03:31:32 | More by Ouroborus
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beerslushy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-03-2011 18:41:59 | More by beerslushy
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-22-2011 14:00:00 | More by Caterwaul
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json83

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-19-2011 03:13:16 | More by json83
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Geno78

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-14-2011 21:06:54 | More by Geno78
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Dewey's Pizza in West Chester, OH

Served a clear ruby-brown.

Smell is of roasted malt along with a hint of nuttiness. There is a slight piny hoppiness as well.

The taste is of light roasted malt and some maple nuttiness. It finishes with some mild piny hop bitterness. The body is thicker than I expected.

Overall this is really an excellent beer. I admittedly was not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. I really think this is on of the better examples of this style that I have had. I'll have to pick up a sixer next time I am in the Cincinnati area.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2011 18:41:23 | More by rangerred
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This isn't one of my favorite styles, but this is a good beer, and probably a good example of the style. It even seems to have a subtle nut taste.

It looks great in the glass and has good aroma (subtle). It has a bit of a roasty taste, which I do not really like.

I probably won't repeat, but I wouldn't refuse one if one were offered!

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 00:26:30 | More by schoolboy
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BB1313

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally decidced to review this one, since I've had it numerous times now. Ok, pours a transparent brown on the lighter side, very nice color with a decent white fluffy head and nice lacing. The aromas are great, and become even better as they warm. Lots of maple syrup in the nose and flavors as well. The taste is bittersweet.. maybe more on the bitter side. There's an obvious nuttiness to this one, which is a pleasure. Lots of caramel, giving it a nice sweetness. Mouthfeel is maybe a little too fizzy, but nothing overboard, still drinks smooth. This brown can hang w/ the best of 'em! Very earthy brown.

If you're into brown ales, this is a must! Great use of maple syrup.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 17:49:42 | More by BB1313
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Pours clear reddish brown color with a fairly dense 2 finger off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. Small amount of glass lacing is present as well. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, maple syrup, and roasted nuts. Very nice aromas with good strength as well. Taste of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, nuttiness, and a bit of maple syrup and breadiness. Fairly strong roasted bitterness on the finish that lingers for a bit with nuttiness, caramel, and roasted flavor. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. A bit of a prickly feel as well, but has nice smoothness and drinkability. Nice balance of flavors as well. No alcohol in the taste or finish noticed. Overall a very nice brown ale, I would get this again, really sessionable stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 19:45:58 | More by superspak
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PDXHops

South Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle courtesy of Ryan011235, poured into a Duvel tulip. More of a brownish amber than strictly brown, but it's a handsome beer capped with a big frothy head. Good retention with lazy swirls and streaks of lacing.

Pleasantly fresh nutty and toasty aromas. Maple syrup is somewhat of a vague presence in the nose, but lends a nice element of depth to the flavor. Dark malts keep the added sweetness under control with ease. Rather bitter with a nice earthy bite. Full-flavored and satisfying. An aggressive and adventurous take on the style. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 02:01:06 | More by PDXHops
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DoctorDog

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 03:46:50 | More by DoctorDog
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svraines

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks good in a pint glass. Needs a hard pore for a tight foamy head. Aroma of toasted malts is right up there with the best brown ales I have had. Not overly sweet like some, nicely balanced by pleasant tea-like bitterness. Lower carbonation makes this any easy drinker. As it warms, you get a little touch of hops to keep it interesting near the bottom of the glass. You will drain it without realizing it.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 16:02:05 | More by svraines
Nut Brown Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.