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Nut Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Nut Roll AleNut Roll Ale

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hustlesworth on 11-21-2011)
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Reviews by metter98:
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metter98

New York

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

A: The beer is somewhat hazy brownish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that rapidly dissipated, leaving specks of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of nutty malts and spices in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the spicy flavors are prominent and include notes of cinnamon and hints of vanilla.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy drinking beer for the holidays that has an interesting mix of spices and isn't as heavy compared to the typical winter warmers.

12-16-2012 00:10:57 | More by metter98
More User Reviews:
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jmshulk

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-18-2012 02:09:44 | More by jmshulk
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frenchblood21

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%

Poured from bottle into goblet.

Appearance- Deep red in color, almost brown. Cream colored head that goes away as soon as you're down pouring.

Smell- I get sweet bread and nuts right away. Vanilla frosting and malty hops comes through. Really quite remarkable.

Taste- Tastes just like it smells. It is a mystery to me how Penn Brewing can make a beer taste just like a holiday dessert.

Mouthfeel- My bottle was very flat. It had almost no carbonation at all. Thin and without much body.

Overall- A great beer to try once a year. I am still in amazement at how this beer taste just like a nut roll.

01-20-2012 00:58:10 | More by frenchblood21
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-04-2013 06:19:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-27-2013 05:39:34 | More by Adkins1203
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-24-2013 03:57:11 | More by LXIXME
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-18-2014 19:32:19 | More by WoodBrew
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Tessa


3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-12-2012 03:41:38 | More by Tessa
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-26-2012 20:03:40 | More by dtx00
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some spices. Taste is spices, mainly cinnamon, some nuttiness, not bad, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a decent and unique beer.

05-04-2013 14:15:17 | More by tone77
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CheapHysterics

Pennsylvania

2.41/5  rDev -31.5%

Normally I at least like stuff from Penn Brewery. Sometimes I love it - St. Nikalous Bock and Penn Gold, for example. Nut Roll Ale was an unpleasant surprise.

A - Nice brown color but almost no head from a rough pour. What little foam there was disappeared quickly.

S - Vanilla, sweet fruit, and a bit of dark malts. Didn't get any of the "nutty aroma" advertised on the bottle.

T - Tastes like it smells, but in a bad way. Nowhere near enough hops to balance the sweetness. The vanilla, even though I don't think it's artificially flavored, it tastes kinda artificial with a chemically/medicinal note on the finish that is just off.

M - Body is decent but the carbonation was prickly in a soda pop kinda way.

O - With so many great winter and holiday beers out there, this one is absolutely not worth trying. Avoid it.

11-18-2013 03:37:33 | More by CheapHysterics
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Adkins721

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

01-12-2014 21:21:02 | More by Adkins721
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

06-26-2014 03:06:51 | More by vwbus7
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%

Part of a winter mix 12 pack.

Pours a dark amber color, approaching brown color, thinnish head that fades fast, not too much lacing on the glass.

Smell is kind of like a tootsie roll, pleasant yet disgusting at the same time haha, a sugary caramel sweetness envelopes the aroma and makes me think this is diabetes in a bottle.

Tastes is not super sweet as anticipated yet the tootsie roll caramel flavors definitely take the forefront, vanilla extract, not as nutty as you would think, medium to high carbonation, body seems a bit thin though.

05-05-2012 02:23:13 | More by deltatauhobbit
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DES8888

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

04-28-2013 05:47:04 | More by DES8888
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JustinM

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

01-27-2013 01:30:55 | More by JustinM
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-06-2014 03:08:39 | More by jjd315
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

01-02-2014 14:18:03 | More by ShanePB
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

01-24-2013 20:12:24 | More by lisahope27
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TonyY

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-02-2014 16:28:26 | More by TonyY
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

Grabbed a bottle at my local mixed six place, Beer Nutz.

A - Looks decent enough. A nice dark amber brown with a red hue and a half inch of creamy head. Noticed the "not brewed with nuts" on the label

S - Well it does have some distinct nut smell, subtle pecans and walnuts meets some vanilla, brown sugar, and some bread malts.

T - As hustlesworth stated its very artificial in flavor (obviously since no real nuts were used). I get a nice sweet body, nuts and vanilla, and the finish with a bread malt. I don't get much hops so it drinks like a balanced brown ale.

M - Light to medium and has a bit of creaminess to it. Pretty easy to drink.

Overall with only a slight pet peeve that it's artificially flavored I see no reason to hate the ale. Maybe a touch more spice and this would be a staple in my fridge but I wouldn't pass up a glass if I was ever at the brewery.

12-10-2011 05:13:42 | More by DrDemento456
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Scott_Thomas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

02-01-2014 02:21:13 | More by Scott_Thomas
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-03-2012 02:24:39 | More by AWS2111
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bundy462

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-18-2014 03:45:37 | More by bundy462
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rypkr

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

12-06-2013 16:08:38 | More by rypkr
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Nut Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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