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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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Ratings: 772
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 16.42%
Wants: 13
Gots: 21 | 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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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +46.6%

11-23-2011 19:44:34 | More by jnice1984
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-23-2011 03:00:36 | More by jstewart1130
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4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

11-22-2011 03:25:31 | More by jewellrunner
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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Muddy brown-amber colored pour into pint glass with thin head that had decent retention and clingy lace.
S: Malty and maple syrup aromas make their presence known.
T: Sweet maple up front with an unusual tanginess that I did not expect, nor enjoy much.
M: Medium bodied with mild carbonation.
O: Glad I got to try it but will not have another.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 22:19:25 | More by Paincane
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3/5  rDev -12%

11-19-2011 17:00:49 | More by Rempo
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-19-2011 04:46:03 | More by Herky21
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3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before 1/30/2012.

Served cold into a pint glass. A slightly hazy redish muddy brown color with thin short-lived head.

Aroma is sweet and nutty as you would expect.

Flavor is surprisingly big on maple. I had expected it to be in the background but it's really the star of the show. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and not very well balanced unless you like a overly-sweet beer.

Overall I'm not crazy about it but I have to say that it lives up to the name on the label - maple and nuts.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 02:20:59 | More by GilGarp
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New York

3/5  rDev -12%

11-18-2011 23:47:31 | More by KGarrett
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

11-18-2011 21:48:14 | More by brandoman63
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-18-2011 19:50:42 | More by Brew33
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-17-2011 01:15:09 | More by Exiled
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North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium-dark brown color, with little light passing through. Typical sweet and bitter nutty smells of brown ales, with a little hint of maple syrup mixed in.

The taste was about the same as any pretty good brown ale. Really sweet sugary taste mixed with a pretty decent amount of hops. I also tasted the maple syrup in it. This went surprisingly well in this, and I am always glad when I can actually taste a unique flavor like this that the bottle basically promises (most don't live up to these promises). Overall, I think this is a pretty good brown ale. I have definitely had better, but that does not take anything away from this one, and I commend them on actually being able to taste the maple flavor they promise.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 21:05:48 | More by BeerNoobNC
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-15-2011 00:50:16 | More by bob6605804
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-14-2011 18:16:42 | More by Jspriest
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

11-14-2011 13:38:07 | More by shuajw
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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer for me came out swinging high in the maple department.

The beer itself was a light brownish color with a good head. The aroma of syrup hits you off the bat along with the coffee tones in the beer. You also get the syrup aftertaste as well which gets to be too much after a while.

This beer is great to have one every now and then but not have an entire six pack unless you are giving it out to friends.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 01:15:33 | More by mummbearsfan
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3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ya know what? i liked this one. a very unconventional nut brown. pours a somewhat couldy brown color with an average head. smells like maple, but is it real maple or aunt jemima's? smells almost too sweet to be real maple, but the label says it is. taste is a bit malty and caramel, with a maple sugar essence on the back end. cant complain, its drinkable and enticing with a medium body. the sweetness keeps it from being too sessionable, but its a nice fall beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 07:16:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brown and clear, fair head and lace.

Smells typical of the style, lots of caramel malts, a touch of nuts, nothing specifically maple.

Taste follows smell but maple is slightly notable. It's not bad tasting but not great. There's plenty of caramel malt, some nuts and maple, some toastiness.

Feel is pretty light and not bad at all on the drinkability.

Overall it's so-so. Nice for a mixed sixer but I wouldn't but a whole six pack of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 17:30:24 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a bottle, best by December 19, 2011. Mahogany in color with a light haze at first but clarified once it warmed a bit. Pretty good clarity for a brown ale. Poured with an aggressive foamy head that quickly dissipated leaving wisps and a foam ring around the glass. Bready and nutty malt aromas with hints of sweet molasses. Molasses aroma intensifies as the beer warms up. On the lighter side of medium bodied, a bit watery, with aggressive tangy carbonation. Earthy malt flavor is dominant throughout with occasional hints of nuts and an underlying sweetness that lingers at the finish. This was very easy to drink and would go very well with spicy foods. Generally this brown ale was pretty simple and unmemorable.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 02:49:25 | More by IronLover
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4.38/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light brown on the edges, medium brown in the center. Khaki head. Thin head.

S: Dark chocolate; cocoa, dark malts smell somewhat similar to coffee, obviously.

T: Honestly, ever time I take a sip, I think of a snickers bar. You get that full, nutty, caramel, and cocoa taste. Excellent all around. Nothing is overwhelming. It's all light, but the cocoa is there and the smoothness and mouthfeel really make everything seem spot on to biting into a snickers bar.

M: Soft, smooth, and nicely carbonated. Slightly dry, but very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2011 06:12:54 | More by RobertColianni
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North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a clear rich brown color with ruby highlights. The head is a thin lace but has some lacing.

The aroma is light but has everything you would look for in an American brown ale. Caramel, toasted malt, and yes a hint of maple syrup.

The flavor is dominated by toasted malt and caramel. But, there is a leafy hop bitterness in the finish.

Light to medium bodied with a light carbonation. Very easy to drink.

Overall, this is a no frills tasty American brown ale. Gives the consumer every expectation one would expect from a brown ale with out anything offensive. I enjoyed this ale but not sure if it would be a regular for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 06:29:01 | More by Luigi
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4.2/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Three Philosophers mini-snifter. Back bottle label notched 07 June 11.

Appearance - Brown body. Clear but dark. Small tan head.

Smell - Roasted nutty malt. Coffee.

Taste - Roasted nutty malt. Slight coffee. Well balanced. Slightly bitter and astringent.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Somewhat spritey, but smooth.

Overall Drinkability - Pretty decent. No off characters. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 23:20:38 | More by ZenAgnostic
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3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - standard not quite translucent brown - a hint of red in there. Not much head, a bit of carbonation.

S - a bit of doughy malt and a touch sweetness, presumably from the maple. Not much in the way of roasted aroma that I can detect. Maybe a hint of coffee but not too much.

T - caramel malt, maple syrup, overall very sugary. Maybe some honey in the mix as well - overall, I found this to be a bit sweet, almost cloying.

M - heavily carbonated but a bit heavy at the same time.

O - overall, I found this to be a tad too sweet and a little too carboanted. Ok, but I've had much better brown ales.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 01:14:05 | More by lawlerj
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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark brown color somewhere between Coke and iced tea, though a bit more reddish when held to light. Clear with surprisingly little carbonation given the three finger head I got when pouring into a pint glass. I'll admit, I was trying to produce it ...Head is almond coloured.

S- A little like toasted bread with a secondary sweetness of maple and cocoa.

T- A sweet, rich malt throughout ending in a maple flavor.

M- Clean all the way through. Light body. Sweetness sticks on palate.

O- Enjoyable, especially if you like maple. Certainly sessionable and could easily be an easy-drinking fallback for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 01:55:43 | More by imasloth
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3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a mug is a dark brown beer with amber hues. On top is a frothy head about an inch tall.

Aroma: Lots of bready malt way up front. Caramel malts are present along with wisps of molasses. Hops are roasted a little bit that give a touch of floral dryness.

Taste: A relatively smooth mouthfeel. Caramelized sugar, caramel malts that are quite bready with a twinge of molasses. Hops are floral with a little bite and a minor dry finish.

Notes: This one is solidly hearty. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 23:52:14 | More by horshack7
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