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Nut Brown Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Brown Ale style originated in the pubs of England, where beer drinkers desired a beer that was both flavorful and complex, but at the same time mild enough to be a session beer. The Santa Fe Brewing Company's interpretation of this style uses a combination of high mash temperature, hard water, and low-alpha acid hops to produce a product that is both true to the style and distinctly Santa Fe. Brewing jargon aside, Santa Fe Nut Brown Ale is an easy-drinking beer, mild, smooth, and always a favorite.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-02-2002)
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

08-21-2014 20:36:36 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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skyman1972

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +47.1%

08-17-2014 04:31:10 | More by skyman1972
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-15-2014 22:09:13 | More by BlazedNug
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-11-2014 00:33:51 | More by DrunkinYogi
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

08-06-2014 05:16:13 | More by zestar
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bmaxtothemax

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +17.6%

08-04-2014 07:27:54 | More by bmaxtothemax
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Zutote


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

08-01-2014 23:49:03 | More by Zutote
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Knobs303

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-27-2014 04:48:05 | More by Knobs303
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Wedcat

California

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-18-2014 17:14:40 | More by Wedcat
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javlin624

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-16-2014 02:54:17 | More by javlin624
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Belittle

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

07-14-2014 16:42:36 | More by Belittle
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Lavonnq

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-14-2014 05:48:21 | More by Lavonnq
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

Bottles, bottles, bottles. At least, I am moving through them at a pretty good pace. This is becoming a Nut Brown afternoon, following up He'Brew's Messiah.

I was heavy-handed in my pour until I realized that this one held a good bit of carbonation and I had to back down fairly quickly. I still got a pseudo-cascade which settled into two fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention. Color was a lighter shade of brown than in the Messiah (SRM = > 17, < 22), but with NE-quality clarity and copper highlights. Nose had a distinct cocoa powder quality. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was fairly sweet, like chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow. You might think that I would dislike this, being a resident hophead, but I actually thought that this was more aligned with the style. I liked it more than I did with Messiah, frankly. The finish was relatively sweet, but it is what I expect in the style. It was mostly chocolate, but I was still getting a nuttiness, especially on the extreme finish.

07-09-2014 22:54:05 | More by woodychandler
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miggs3030

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

07-04-2014 05:03:36 | More by miggs3030
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Petegrieco

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

07-01-2014 21:26:40 | More by Petegrieco
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Elguero1

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-23-2014 04:35:51 | More by Elguero1
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afsdan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

06-18-2014 05:34:50 | More by afsdan
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mjurney

Texas

3.4/5  rDev 0%

Appearance:
Deep copper color, clear. Some carbonation rising. Small head.

Aroma:
Sweet toasted malts, caramel, a little nutty.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Malt forward, toasted, caramel, lightly roasted, nutty. Sharp bitterness towards the end. Finish is super dry. Body is medium-light, dry, fairly smooth.

Overall:
It's pretty good beer.

06-08-2014 21:06:35 | More by mjurney
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woogie359

Missouri

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-23-2014 20:43:39 | More by woogie359
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Auraan

Arizona

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

Poured a rich, semi-clear amber brown with a thin off-white head that stuck around. Quite nice looking, very true to style. Scents of nutty, faint caramel and bready malt, along with a slight hint of toasted bread. A light and malty aroma, true to style, but not the best. Flavor begins moderately malty sweet, with nutty and slight caramel malt flavors, balanced with a medium-low level of bitterness with a low floral hop character. This moves into toasted malt flavors and some toffee along with nutty flavors, balanced again by a medium-low bitterness. Finish is toasted and nutty malt flavors with the same medium-low level of bitterness and some slight floral hop flavors offsetting some malty sweetness. Aftertaste is nutty and toasted malt with a medium-low bitterness. A good malt-hop balance throughout, malty sweet with a balance of medium-low bitterness, not bad. Good and true to style, but not the best flavor for the style. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. The body is true to style, but the light carbonation hurts the feel. Still nicely drinkable. Overall this is a good English Brown Ale, that fits the style well enough. It just doesn't do enough to stand out. Still a good session ale, and I don't regret having it.

05-18-2014 06:31:42 | More by Auraan
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IllicitEloquence

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-18-2014 03:34:14 | More by IllicitEloquence
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-14-2014 00:31:20 | More by ThrewRedButter
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-12-2014 02:29:05 | More by warpedrevolution
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Paul68

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-30-2014 12:37:40 | More by Paul68
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Fantalek

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-04-2014 14:16:17 | More by Fantalek
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Nut Brown Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.