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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
84
good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
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: 42 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jrempel:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jrempel, May 21, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

beerhunter13, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
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
Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +7.8%

jcubz, Jul 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
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 +3.8%
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 -46.1%

RandyFlameThrower, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of elricorico
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +10.5%
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  rDev -19.1%

MidwestBA, May 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DamageCase76, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Alberta_Beer_Guy, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Mr_Rocca, Mar 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

curtismontcalm, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LampertLand, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bumchilly25, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

KeeganRohovich, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Slongie, Jul 21, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
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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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

McBastard, Nov 17, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Pmicdee, Jan 09, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
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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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

EskimoDave, Apr 20, 2010
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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
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