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Maple Nut Brown Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Maple Nut Brown AleMaple Nut Brown Ale

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842 Ratings

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Ratings: 842
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 16.18%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-27-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle in to my Bruery snifter. Pours a deep red/brown with 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Smells of sweet malt, roasted maple and some light hops.

Taste matches the smell - toasted grain malt, brown sugar, and the typical almost-tart maple syrup flavor. Sweet blending into tart and toasted.

Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, with mild bubbles.

Overall this is a great nut brown ale. Easily drinkable, and some good maple flavors. The only glaring flaw is the tart bitterness that comes at the end of the taste, either from the hops or from the fermented syrup itself (which I've seen with other beers including my homebrew.)

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best by 4/2/2012. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a good 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, biscuit, light chocolate, roasted nut, and maple syrup. Some decent aromas that are on the weak side. Taste of toasted malt, caramel, maple, roasted nut, and a touch of herbal hops. A surprising lack of flavor here, but it isn’t offensive. Really dry finish; but some lingering notes of caramel and maple for a few seconds. Light-medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable as expected, with no alcohol noticed at all as expected for 4.5%. Some good flavor balance for what is present. Overall this is an ok beer. Not offensive by any means, but it really is lacking in the flavor department. I wanted it to be much more robust than what was offered.

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3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish brown with a one finger creamy head that sticks around and leaves ok lacing.

The aroma is nutty with notes of cocoa and maple. Buttery edges with some grassy notes in the background.

The flavor follows with a nutty domination, maple, and hints of cocoa. Buttery and sweet.

A little thin.

Overall, an enjoyable and easy drinking beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

It's brown with a hint of ruby. offf white head that leave a fing of foam. Good lacing.

Malt, maple syrup, nutty. No hops really.

This beer is definitely nutty. Almost buttery. The maple comes out in the finish.

Light bodied, lots of carbonation. Dry on the finish.

This beer's ok. Quaffable and sessionable.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Best by: Apr 23 2012.

A: Dark brown/red with crimson and dark orange around the bottom. Finger of off-white head, dissipates rather quickly, very little lacing. Looks clean and nicely filtered.

S: This is a fairly aromatic brew, and the malts come through the most, smells lightly roasted, earthy grains and notes of hops come through.

T: The taste is a little different from the nose, the malts taste very sweet, almost a little too sweet on the front with a strange bitterness at the same time, but that quickly fades into a cereal grain flavor on the mid palate, with an almost sweet-bitter-nutty finish. Tastes pretty decent, but it doesn't seem that well balanced and it kind of seems to not know what it's trying to do. It almost reminds me of sweet tea.

M: Feels kind of sweet-sticky, moderate carbonation, medium body but yet almost watery at the same time.

O: Eh. It's an ok beer. I've certainly had better beers in this style. It's almost good, but it's overly sweet and the palate is all over the place with bitter-sweet malts. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone except maybe those who are just starting to explore craft beers. If you get a chance to try one for free, go for it, but don't pay a premium for it if you see it somewhere.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this in a glass stein.

Appearance- An off-white, tan head is about a finger in width with a nice smooth and puffy look. The body is an auburn and maple transparency with fast carbonation columns.

Smell- I am getting more of a cocoa powder than maple scent from the nose. A bready malt is also appreciated with Tommyknocker's signature earthy hop also coming in.

Taste- I am not sure I taste much maple or dark malts of any kind in this glass. I get a hint of soda water and a generic malty sweetness, but it does not taste like anything.

The flavors are so watered down this reminds me of unsweetened tea by the time it has hit mid-drink on the palate. The finish is more generic malt sweetness, maybe a little nutty.

Mouth feel- The feel is not a bad part of the beer. It is smooth and medium bodied. And it actually sticks around a while. I just wish there were some good flavors that stuck around.

Overall- I feel like this beer could have been good had Tommyknocker been able to get the flavors in the nose onto the palate. Generic malt sweetness and soda water do not cut it.

The beer feels fine, and does not really have "off" flavors. It just needs flavors. Anything! I would certainly drink it again if they could manage that.

Maple Nut Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.