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Nut Brown Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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78
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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

emerald27, Sep 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

bmaxtothemax, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Zutote, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Knobs303, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Wedcat, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

javlin624, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Belittle, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Lavonnq, Jul 14, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

woodychandler, Jul 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

miggs3030, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Petegrieco, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Elguero1, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

afsdan, Jun 18, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

mjurney, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

woogie359, May 23, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Auraan, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Paul68, Apr 30, 2014
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Nut Brown Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.