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Nut Roll Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Nut Roll AleNut Roll Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 134
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 33.52%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hustlesworth on 11-21-2011

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3.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

part of the penn brewing "gourmet selection" 12-pack

A- pours a clear reddish amber with orange highlights. the creamy beige head is dense and sticky and kills it with christmas lace.

S- as expected, a nutty spiced holiday aroma. hazelnuts, pecan, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, nutmeg, and maybe the faintest dash of cinnamon. brown sugar and toffee caramel malt, and minute hop earthiness. worried about this one because the bottle clearly states "natural flavors added" and "contains no nuts". hope what i'm smelling isn't artificial hazelnut syrup or something.

T- yep, tastes like a nut roll. tastes EXACTLY like a holiday nut roll. and since i know there wasn't a nut roll in the mash, i'm feeling weird. hazelnut, pecan, walnut, candied orange peel, vanilla, nutmeg, allspice, and pepper. even some pine and brown sugar. there's an earthy assertive hoppiness (thank goodness) to contrast the sweetness of the flavorings and the malt. cocoa and coffee malt notes hold their own as well.

MF- the artificial taste and aroma carry over to an artificial feel, just like leinenkugel's fireside. which was BLECH. funny diet soda feeling body and understated carbonation. unpleasant cheek feel.

D- glad to have tried it due to my sincere respect for penn brewery, but the whole thing is a little off in my opinion. maybe next year take a tip from great lakes or thirsty dog when making a spiced ale. i'll give the other bottle away to a less than cheerful family member.

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Nut Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.