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Nut Brown Ale - Dead Frog Brewing

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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17 Reviews
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Reviews: 17
Hads: 51
Avg: 3.7
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: BDTyre on 09-12-2006

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
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Reviews: 17 | Hads: 51
Reviews by yancot:
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
3.92/5  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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Danomeister
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of elricorico
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Seanont
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
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...

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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3.04/5  rDev -17.8%

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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
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