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Nut Brown Ale - Dead Frog Brewing

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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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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2/5  rDev -46.1%

RandyFlameThrower, Jul 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Pmicdee, Jan 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

MidwestBA, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Slongie, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of Danomeister
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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Exeter, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of QuestionableScum
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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3.5/5  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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jrempel, May 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

yancot, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

JennBushey, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Chazz_Chetly, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

schnarr84, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of maclean25
3.6/5  rDev -3%
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.

maclean25, May 24, 2012
Photo of Shadman
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Shadman, Oct 26, 2010
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 08, 2013
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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

beerhunter13, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

DamageCase76, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Mr_Rocca, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bumchilly25, May 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

KStark, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

YamagamiTravis, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of timtwoface
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

timtwoface, Dec 01, 2011
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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.