Nut Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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Reviews by metter98:
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:
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
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
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
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
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
Nut Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.