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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
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.78%
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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leannegreen


5/5  rDev +35.1%

05-08-2012 02:44:51 | More by leannegreen
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Alberta_Beer_Guy

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-16-2012 01:10:24 | More by Alberta_Beer_Guy
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

11-17-2011 15:37:34 | More by McBastard
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

08-26-2013 20:46:33 | More by ZachT
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Seanont

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
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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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-28-2013 05:19:13 | More by jcubz
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-13-2013 05:48:46 | More by KeeganRohovich
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-14-2012 05:23:41 | More by MylesMac
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-29-2012 02:09:30 | More by KalanM
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
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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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
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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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-23-2012 11:13:59 | More by beerhunter13
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-14-2013 05:56:43 | More by DamageCase76
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Mr_Rocca

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-29-2014 22:58:25 | More by Mr_Rocca
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-10-2012 01:18:54 | More by bumchilly25
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-22-2013 13:52:21 | More by KStark
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-29-2013 18:14:06 | More by YamagamiTravis
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev 0%
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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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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, hazel and Brazil nuts, a bit of coffee, chocolate brownie, 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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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
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