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Nut Brown Ale - Dead Frog Brewing

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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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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RandyFlameThrower

Alberta (Canada)

2/5  rDev -45.9%

07-18-2014 10:00:04 | More by RandyFlameThrower
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

01-09-2014 00:54:46 | More by Pmicdee
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-25-2013 19:49:29 | More by MidwestBA
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Slongie

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-21-2014 07:45:48 | More by Slongie
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Danomeister

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 04:06:23 | More by Danomeister
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

10-06-2013 08:21:05 | More by Exeter
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QuestionableScum

Alberta (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 03:48:36 | More by QuestionableScum
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curtismontcalm

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-13-2014 05:22:44 | More by curtismontcalm
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-18-2013 01:24:40 | More by LampertLand
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-21-2012 07:09:05 | More by jrempel
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-15-2013 03:50:34 | More by yancot
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JennBushey


3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-03-2013 00:07:03 | More by JennBushey
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Chazz_Chetly

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-15-2014 06:15:18 | More by Chazz_Chetly
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-19-2013 00:41:47 | More by schnarr84
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 04:22:46 | More by maclean25
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 03:24:47 | More by Shadman
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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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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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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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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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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
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