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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

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
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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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

06-12-2012 21:57:39 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another BIF beer, the last of 3 from this brewery. Tonight, I'm just craving a brown ale, and feel lucky to have this sitting in my refrigerator.

Pours a deep chocolatey brown. With light behind it, reddish hues come through. One finger of yellowish head, gone in a flash, little lacing.

Smells nutty, malty, and mildly sweet, just as I'd hoped. Very well-rounded, full-bodied, and complete. Hazelnut and maple syrup come through clearest. I love the light touch that the maple syrup adds, providing soft syrupy sweetness. Plenty of different things going on here, and they're all good.

The taste was always going to have trouble living up to the billing laid out by the smell. It comes close, but doesn't bring the same level of complexity or fullness. Quite nutty, more like walnuts here, thinner and less sweet. Some grassy hops in the back-end round things out. I've been saying this about a lot of beers lately, but it taste slightly hollow, like the malts are all riding high in the mouth with the hops, and lacking that rich mid-body taste to fill in the flavor.

Mouthfeel is decent. Medium-bodied, carbonation rising and falling, and a rather quick finish.

Quite a good brown ale. The addition of maple syrup does great things for the smell, but strangely not much for the taste. Feels like a fall beer, but I'll take it on an unseasonably chilly spring evening. And I look down, now, disappointed to find that my glass is empty.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 03:19:19 | More by zeledonia
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-13-2012 22:38:08 | More by bigeyedfish89
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jaay


3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-11-2012 20:05:02 | More by jaay
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

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

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Clear deep amber brown color. Two fingers of frothy/foamy beige head. Retention is average and a few whisps of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Dry toastiness with a solid nuttiness backing it up. Smells great, but could use a bit more power.

4.0 T: Toasty and nutty with a good bit of neutral maltiness to satisfy. Clean graininess overall. Simple, but quite nice.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Frothy creaminess.

4.0 D: Simple, but a pleasure to drink. Good flavors, very clean, and super drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 01:47:34 | More by DavoleBomb
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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
Nut Brown Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.