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Carolina Nut Brown Ale - Carolina Brewing Company

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Carolina Nut Brown AleCarolina Nut Brown Ale

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Carolina Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

hellhammermario, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

andy1701, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

ColdOneKev, May 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

GTB, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Shatter, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

BigTrubble, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

DrinkDrankDronk, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Duvel, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of dpodratsky3
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Brown with orange hues, lighter than chestnut, head is bone white, settles to just a thin film around the edges of the glass

S: Nice warm toasted malt, light caramel, and bread

T: Wheat toast, pretty one dimensional, but easy and pleasant, hops are very, very light, floral flavor, gets a little sweet

M: Low attenuation and full body accentuated by low carb, good for the style, but when combined with the one dimensional flavors it feels a little lackluster

O: Ok, nothing wrong but not much flavor there either

dpodratsky3, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

twkirkby, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
2.93/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to dogdoc for throwing this one into a recent box. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Medium brown, clear, with low carbonation and a thin white head.

S: Sweet malt, grainy, toffee. Not much else.

T: Follows the nose. Toffee, heavy grains, a smidge of hop bitterness. The graininess here has reached the point of detracting from the other flavors present.

M: Thin body, low carbonation sensation. Essentially no alcohol presence.

O: This isn't very good. English brown ales are not a favorite style of mine, but this one falls short.

macrosmatic, Dec 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

caaameron, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TheZzyzxScarecrow, Nov 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

RWLawman, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of fastrodney
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this one a few times but for this review, the sample came from a pick-yer-6 from Whole Foods in Raleigh. Poured into my standby weizen glass.

A: Nice dark amber. A decent head with reasonable retention.

S: Amber malt.

T: Slightly toasted malt balanced with a light hoppiness.

M: Just shy of heavy carbonation with a medium thickness.

O: Not bad; a good example of the style. A good balance of toasted amber malt and indistinct hops. I have to give this one props for not exhibiting the cloying sweetness that plagued the last few brown ales I've tried.

fastrodney, Sep 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

strohme2, Aug 29, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APPEARANCE: Pours brown in color, but it's really more of a reddish-brown when held to the light. It also has really good clarity for a Brown. The head is cream colored, and stood about a finger tall initially, but settled pretty fast. There's some decent lacing on the glass.

AROMA: Chocolate, Coffee, Toasted Nuts, Tree Bark, and some Earthy aromas.

TASTE: This is where this beer really shines in my opinion. It's got really nice flavor for a thin low ABV Brown Ale. There's a nice nutty flavor right up front, but it doesn't take long before some really impressive chocolate/cocoa flavors start to sweep over the palate. There's a bit of malty sweetness near the back-end as well. The finish is pretty clean with a touch of coffee.

MOUTHFEEL: At first, the body seems to be a bit on the thin side for the style, but then all of the sudden there's a powdery chocolate flavor that coats the mouth. Pretty low carbonation.

MOREY'S BOTTOM LINE: This beer was given to me as a gift from a friend who went down to NC. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I would definitely sip on this beer in the fall if I lived near the brewery. Cheers!

Morey, Aug 02, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

SmokeyDaVillain, Jul 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Jason_Quad, Jul 09, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Dark amber, virtually brown. Pours a very thin head.

Aroma: Pretty basic brown ale, a little underdeveloped. Malty.

Taste: Somewhat bland, mild. There's a pleasant maltiness and a little bit of sweetness, but frankly this is quite close to some non-alcoholic beers I've had.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, quite smooth.

Overall: Easy to drink and thirst quenching, but lacks character, depth, and flavour.

Arborescence, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

JefferyDean, Mar 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

carrollmel7, Mar 04, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light translucent brown color. Off white head with decent lacing.

Smells very dry. Like pistachios. Slight notes of caramel sweetness.

Taste is very nutty, dry. No real subtlety here. Up front dryness. Fills the mouth with flavors. Medium body, and clean finish.

VncentLIFE, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Hopman1985, Feb 03, 2012
Carolina Nut Brown Ale from Carolina Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.