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Nut Brown Ale - Dead Frog Brewing

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%


Brewed by:
Dead Frog Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A full bodied, polished, suprisingly refreshing dark ale with a wealth of taste sensations roused by roasted malts with hints of chocolate and espresso flavours.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 09-12-2006)
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle at a pub. Solid brown ale with perhaps a bit more pronounced hops than is typical for the style but it works. Aroma was brown caramel malt, some nuttiness, a bit of herbal hops. Taste was sweet malt, Brazil nuts, a bit of coffee, nice roasty flavors. Was a tad boozy perhaps but not a fatal flaw. Nice smooth creamy mouthful that would not be out of place in a cream ale but the flavors are more more assertive than that. Fizzier than I would like. Nice offering and worth at least one try.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2013 02:39:49 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Danomeister

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Going through a dead frog sampler pack--

This is a decent beer. I think it succeeds by putting forwards some dark beer flavors (chocolate and crystal malts) while still remaining refreshing and quaffable to the general public.

Almost like a cream ale, it is very smooth with a strong malt body that resonates with strong converted malt flavors and a bit of coffee/dark chocolate flavor towards the end of the sip. It has a rich, true-ale finish and a low carbonation that works well with the medium mouthfeel. A sessionable entry to the brown/darker beer spectrum for anyone. Something to be satisfied with in a 'crafty' pack, but not anything to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 04:06:23 | More by Danomeister
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've been curious about this one for a while. I finally got a six pack after trying their Chocolate Mint Brown Ale. It comes in clear bottles, so you know ahead of time it will have a clear brown body. The head is creamy looking with a nice beige-brown colour.

Roasted malt is prominent in the aroma, along with hops and a nuttiness in the background if you look for it. The aroma follows through in the taste but with a sharper hops in the aftertaste. I also taste espresso and a light milk chocolate. It has medium-to-high carbonation, with a medium body but a light taste.

Overall, it is nice. Good taste but a little light and more hops than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 04:22:46 | More by maclean25
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Seanont

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got in the winter taster mix 12 pack

Poured into a frosted pint glass and had a nice chestnut/ cola color

about a finger of head and left a nice lacing as I drank

Smell: nuts and coco were very noticable

Taste was very nice mix of nuts, coco and a hint of coffee, smooth drinking with good flavor without being heavy

I must admit I enjoy this quite a bit and had to have another...

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 16:09:06 | More by Seanont
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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

To be honest, I'm only getting into nut brown ales right now. For the longest time, the style just put me off...I can't really place why. But now that I'm back on board, I'm quite enjoying the ride.

Dead Frog's Nut Brown ale is very smoothe and has really nice coffee-esque undertones that make the beer quite enjoyable. Give it a shot if this is a style you appreciate!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 06:49:23 | More by timtwoface
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Weird having a bottle with no body labeling, etching, etc. whatsoever...at least it was in a sealed cardboard case.

This beer pours a clear, dark, red-tinted cola hue, with two fingers of creamy pale beige head, which slowly settles, leaving a decent wall of lace around the glass. It smells strongly of biscuit caramel malt, earthy nuttiness, and some mild dark chocolate. The taste is toasted caramel malt, slightly astringent nuts, like pecan or hazelnut, a mild cocoa coffee essence, and earthy drying hops. The carbonation is quite sedate, the body medium-light, smooth, and just a little clingy. It finishes off-dry, the nutty sweetness persisting.

A nice, balanced, nutty ale. 'Nuff said.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 21:41:50 | More by biboergosum
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At least beer looks like a brown ale. Dark chewstnut brown with a nice creamy head and really good lacing.

Toasted malts and loads of nuttiness. Slight hint of coffee.

NOT BAD! toastee malts, slight coffee flavour, lot's of roasted hazelnut, middle had the same annoying sweetness that the lager had and there was a metallic rtwang at the end. Otherwise solid flavours.

Smooth and creamy feel at first. Kinda washes out in the middle.

Decent, drinkable brown ale and the best from this brewer so far.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 03:24:47 | More by Shadman
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QuestionableScum

Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- There is very little head, and what head there is seems quite fizzy and dissipates quickly. The beer is a clear brown amber colour.

Smell- The beer smells of sweet malts, caramel and molasses with a little bit of bittersweet chocolate, or dark roast coffee.

Taste- The most dominant flavour is a roasty/nutty malt flavour, with some sweeter caramel and molasses flavours in the background. Also a little bit of bittersweet chocolate. Not much else accept a little bit of hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Relatively lightbodied, decent mouthfeel.

Drinkability- Quite drinkable, just quite a bland beer. Just very safe and generic, without doing what it does all that well.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 03:48:36 | More by QuestionableScum
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into tulip aug2 2010

A clear dark amber with little head and no lace

S a little chocolate and coffee grinds with a little burnt sugar

T what I smell but with a little more chocolate and perhaps a little hazelnut

M thin but enough carbonation to fluff it up a bit and the flavors linger for longer then expected

D nothing blows me away with this one but there's nothing to be ashamed of either, decent beer with good flavors

no reason to not try this beer but I wouldn't go looking for it. I also find it hard to trust a brewer that uses clear bottles, anyone brewing beer for sale to the masses should know better

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 05:58:17 | More by wordemupg
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a clear dark golden brown, not much head that dissipated quickly, not much carbonation visible
S - roasty caramelly malts, some nuttiness, sweet molasses,and a hint of grassy hops
T - roasty & bready malts along with nutty hints up front, then a light sweet & smokey taste, and the nuttiness seems to be the lingering flavour
M - fairly light and flat with a slight bitterness
D - very nice brown ale with a mix of well balanced flavours that are not overpowering, potential as a great session beer

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 05:17:03 | More by joemcgrath27
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a crystal clear ruby brown with a thin layer of head which quickly dissipates leaving no lacing. Very little visible carbonation.

S - Sweet caramel, espresso beans, honey and molasses. Delicious bouquet of scents on this one!

T - Actually has a smokey roasted coffee flavour to it. Sweet chocolate lingers in the aftertaste. A nice brown ale, the flavours are perfectly balanced, not too strong yet not too mild.

M - Very light and goes down incredibly smooth. Not much 'bite' to it making it easy to toss them back with ease.

D- Definitely a worthy brown ale, and easily ranks among my favorites in the brown ale category. I really like how the flavours are not overpowering, but are still quite noticeable, making for an enjoyable experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 21:38:46 | More by andrenaline
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A deep ruby with a subdued aroma of chunky nuttiness and malt. Astutely smooth, foxy malt flavours taking the shape of chocolate covered hazelnuts dipped in caramel and toffee caress your palate. A gentle reminder from the hops giving a clean and rather, maybe edging on dry, even finish. I've been particularly shy of brown ales and their cousin, the mild ale, for some time now. Dead Frog have made me question my aversion. Why have I forsaken you Brown Ale? Dead Frog has shown me the err in my ways.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2010 22:52:21 | More by EskimoDave
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin tan head. Nutty aroma with some chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is quite malty and chocolatey with a nice bitter finish. Body is a bit on the thin side, with above average carbonation. This is pretty tasty and I could easily drink several of these.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 04:45:14 | More by chickenm
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep enough brown that the middle of the glass is opaque while the edges let some light pass. A finger of tan head sits fairly steady on top. Good sheet of lacing as I drink.

Perhaps the nuttiest nut brown aroma I've smelled. Hint of coffee as well.

Coffee and caramel are first to the palate, becoming nutty as it flows back across the tongue. A bit of lime like citrus to the hops. On the hoppier side for a brown ale, giving it much more balance than average. Nice taste.

Light bodied but not watery with average carbonation. This one is pretty pleasant. I find the Dead Frog brews to be fairly solid overall, not flashy, but certainly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2009 01:36:57 | More by elricorico
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good milk chocolate brown with copper hints. Decent head. Malty scent with an okay amount of bitterness. Nut and toffee hints. Caramel-hazelnut taste, slight bitterness, likely from the hops. Feels slightly overcarbonated, but this is a drinkable, fairly well down nut brown ale. Could do with a bit of work, but a pleasant experience overall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2006 04:42:26 | More by BDTyre
Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
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