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Nut Brown Ale - Dead Frog Brewing

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 17.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Alberta_Beer_Guy:
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Alberta_Beer_Guy, Jul 16, 2012
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R_Kole, Nov 01, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +8%
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.

chickenm, Jan 13, 2010
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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml clear glass bottle, a strange one with no body labeling, etching, etc. whatsoever...at least it came in a sealed cardboard six-pack.

This beer pours a clear, rather dark red brick tinted brown cola hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy and slightly creamy beige head, which settles slowly, leaving a decent wall of pockmarked painted lace around the glass.

It smells strongly of biscuity and bready caramel malt, a prominent earthy nuttiness, mild dark chocolate, and leafy, herbal hops. The taste is lightly toasted caramel malt, slightly astringent (as if stale) nuts, in the vein of pecan or hazelnut, a mild cocoa-laced coffee essence, and earthy, weedy drying hops.

The carbonation is quite sedate, manifesting in an understated frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, generally smooth, and just a little clingy and clammy. It finishes off-dry, the nutty and malt sweetness persisting amongst a seemingly disassociated char and hop bitterness.

Overall, a nicely balanced, nutty brown ale. Nothing complicated, or heaven forfend, complex - just an easy drinking, sort of sour pub-friendly offering, one which does a good job of stifling my words. 'Nuff said.

biboergosum, Dec 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

jcubz, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Danomeister, Apr 05, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
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

joemcgrath27, Jun 30, 2010
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

RandyFlameThrower, Jul 18, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

elricorico, Feb 03, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
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...

Seanont, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Slongie, Jul 21, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

QuestionableScum, Sep 07, 2010
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Kantifave, Sep 22, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

andrenaline, Jun 26, 2010
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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
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

wordemupg, Aug 03, 2010
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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.