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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
80
good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

ItsBeer4Me, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of TGERUS
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

TGERUS, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on 2013-01-01 in Columbia, PA

A - Pretty clear dark mahogany with a 2-finger tan head that fades to 1/3-finger very quickly leaving very good lacing.

S - Date nut bread, maple syrup, nuts. Very sweet smelling.

T - Tastes like a diet soda version of date nut bread. There's also some banana, citrus and even a little pine. The finish reminds me of what your mouth tastes like after stopping chewing gum, in this case, date nut gum (if such a thing existed). It tastes artificial. The bottle says "Natural Flavors Added".

M - Medium body and carbonation. The substantial, smooth feel seems appropriate to date-nuttiness aspect of the beer.

O - Not my cup of tea. It's not bad but not my idea of a brown ale / winter warmer. Can't get past the artificial taste so I'll not be seeking this one out again. Interestingly, my wife liked this a LOT more than me so she finished the other half of the bottle.

Tucquan, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of JayKay412
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

JayKay412, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of foureyedgeek
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

foureyedgeek, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Garlicjosh
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Garlicjosh, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of dtx00
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

dtx00, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of ShadyJay
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

ShadyJay, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

bigfnjoe, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of metter98
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

metter98, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Tessa
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Tessa, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of JulianBaughman
4/5  rDev +13.6%

JulianBaughman, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Brown120
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Brown120, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
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
Photo of AdamBear
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-murky brown with a lack of head

S-dark grains and adjunct malts. Some nuttiness. Medium strength. Some winter spices.

T-comes in with a decent taste of sweet chocolate and well that's more and less it. It has decent strength, but not much boldness and there's nothing else to it. Artificial tasting. Lack of after-taste

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-it doesn't taste bad, but it's pretty boring. It's really not much like a nut roll, only has a slight hint of nut really. Almost adjunct tasting. Easy drinking though and not disgusting.

AdamBear, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of brewsadedotcom
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a bottle from South Hills Market District

A: Pours with a think half inch head that fades quickly. Clear amber color.

S: Aroma has notes of walnuts, coffee and caramel

T: The presence of the roasted malt is not as pronounced as other brown ales I've had. The spices leave a sweet almost tangy aftertaste.

M: Body is much thinner than expected.

O: I'm a big fan of Penn Brewery so it pains me to say that I did not like this at all. Seems to be just a mediocre brown ale with some christmas spices thrown in. Would not purchase again.

brewsadedotcom, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

hollywood_15063, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

skaboom420, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Freggs, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

deltatauhobbit, May 05, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -14.8%

ejimhof, Apr 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

jmshulk, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of frenchblood21
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
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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2/5  rDev -43.2%

jaredtuk, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

AWS2111, Jan 03, 2012
Nut Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.