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Nut Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Nut Roll AleNut Roll Ale

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 20
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

bundy462, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Durandal_777, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ramrod666, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from trade side by side with other Penn stuff. Pours a reddish amber color with a creamy white head. Sweet cinnamon candy aroma, a bit of toffee and caramel. Flavor is a bit of cinnamon on top of what seems to be that cream cheese icing flavor that I didn’t expect. A bit of nuttiness in there as well. Medium bodied with slightly prickly carbonation. This is a neat beer and seems like it would be good for the holiday times. Just like it is described.

BMMillsy, Mar 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

ZEB89, Mar 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Knapp85, Feb 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Scott_Thomas, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

RVigz, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

WoodBrew, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Adkins721, Jan 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

spedprof, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jjd315, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

TonyY, Jan 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

ShanePB, Jan 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

fredmugs, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

ryker47, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Boggdogg, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

BigBry, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

KAP1356, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of Beer_Store_Guy
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't know why everyone treats this beer so unfavorably. I tried basically every winter beer this year (2013-14) and this was one of my favorites. Call me biased because it's from my hometown but this can hold its ground next to the more aggressive beers of the season. It's got the subtle spices that you'd want in a winter beer but it doesn't brag. The relatively low alcohol content doesn't make it much of a sipper but Pittsburgh winters have the mildness to match. Overall, I'm glad I found this in a variety pack but I would probably not buy a whole case of it.

Beer_Store_Guy, Dec 18, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heavies of a big sweet vanilla and chocolate smell. Mixed with these are some roasted malt aromas with a good deal of nutty aromas mixed within. Overall it has a delicious sweet chocolate bar smell overall

Taste – The taste begins with a moderately strong roasted malt flavor with a sweetness of caramel and a light vanilla mixed in. As the flavor advances, some chocolate begins coming to the tongue. It starts out of a sweeter milk chocolate flavor with it transitioning to a more semi-sweet flavor later on. A nutty flavor starts developing more in the middle of the taste, starting out of a lightly roasted almond flavor and becoming slightly more bitter and potent as the flavor moves to the end. With the advent of the chocolate and the nut that comes into the taste and takes it to its end, one is left with a still rather sweet, but nicely balanced chocolate and nutty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is average in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. A little thicker of a body and lower carbonation level may have suited the brew slightly better, but overall it was rather decent.

Overall – A pretty easy drinking nut-brown ale with a good deal of a chocolate presence. Rather tasty overall.

Darkmagus82, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

squirreljr, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

StretchZep, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

rypkr, Dec 06, 2013
Nut Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.