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Nut Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Nut Roll AleNut Roll Ale

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: hustlesworth on 11-21-2011)
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4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Now, as much as I would like to give the previous reviewer credit for providing this to me, my local in-person trader, tone77 was not a part of the process. Instead, it came from my neighbor's singles cooler and once more, I had to wait for the picture to be approved before popping the cap. Out of season?!? Well, which season is it now? It sure as s**t does not feel like Spring!

From the bottle: "Winter Ale"; "Nut Brown Ale Malt Beverage with Natural Flavors Added"; "Contains No Nuts".

No nuts?!? What?!? I feel like a nut right about now! I will never forget the spirited debate in class many years ago over crunchy vs. smooth peanut butter. Finally, one student blurted out, "For me, it's gotta be crunchy! I love the feel of nuts in my mouth!" I had to leave the room as educators are NOT supposed to laugh at anything students say. The room erupted at that point.

My pour resulted in a finger of thick, light-brown head with good retention. Color was a deep-brown with seemingly good clarity given the low level of light penetration that I was able to generate. I REALLY need an SRM chart if anyone has an extra! Nose was characteristically sugary sweet as befits the style, but with a slight grassy hoppiness. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium but the sweetness was cut with a cinnamon spiciness. Would they have spiced this beer for the holidays? If so, high kudos! Loads of sticky lacing began to appear as I drank through it. Finish was slightly spicy with a definite cinnamon stick flavor. How brilliant is that? I have always liked their St. Nicklaus Bock in the Winter, but this would be great with the Old Lady by the fire.

woodychandler, May 25, 2013
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really nice brown ale here. Vanilla, cocoa, and toasted almond wrapped in a blanket sprinkled with brown sugar. Mouthfeel is substantial for a beer of this ABV. Will revisit...

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Photo of thecheapies
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First year for this winter seasonal. Penn Nut Roll Ale. Got 'er in a pint glass.

Translucent mahogany brown color. Couldn't get much head off the pour, so a linger of foam sits on the surface.

Smells of sweet roast and spices. A little nutty, like a poppyseed roll. Caramelized sugar, like baklava, with that candied nut smell wafting. Malty and very sweet in the nose for a brown ale.

Very nice! Hearty sweet flavors of candied walnut, brown sugar, graham cracker crust, molasses, and delectable sweet English malts. A little bit of chocolate and hazelnut liqueur. This is what I'm looking for in a winter brown ale.

Drinks a little choppy with some side-cheek carbonation bristling effect. Subtly warming with gentle festive spice.

I always get my fair share of St. Nick Bock, but I like having this second option this time of year. Recommended.

thecheapies, Dec 04, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

frenchblood21, Jan 20, 2012
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Nut Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.