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Nut Brown Ale - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
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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Photo of nrbw23
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark reddish brown color with a pretty thin light tan head. Not too much retention or lacing left behind.

S- Quite a bit of roasted malts, with toffee and light coffee. Nothing over powering and fairly light.

T- Fairly light overall. Pretty much no hops at all. Bready, a touch of nuts and light coffee.

M- Light in both body and carbonation.

O- Nothing special about this brew.

nrbw23, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Beermazter310
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Beermazter310, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of kobeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of TFMyriad
4/5  rDev +17.6%

TFMyriad, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of ScubaSteve00
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

ScubaSteve00, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -11.8%

crobinso, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
4/5  rDev +17.6%

bcsbeer, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip pint glass. Beer is brown with a thin tan head of small bubbles, moderate to low carbonation, no lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is a little roasty and a little leathery.

Beer is medium in body, nutty and tobacco on the palate, an interesting beer with a nice nonbitter finish. Not the best brown out there but great on the flavor profile.

drabmuh, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

zbooks, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of gva
3/5  rDev -11.8%

gva, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Ispeakforthetrees, May 30, 2012
Photo of jeff96gt
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

jeff96gt, May 15, 2012
Photo of IronLover
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark caramel brown in color with a reddish hue and hazy. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Roasted malt aromas with hints of nuts and charred malt. Medium bodied with a smooth feel through the middle and a tangy, crisp, dry finish. Sweet roasted and toasted malt flavors from beginning to through the middle. Bitter hop flavors just before the crisp dry finish. A solid brown ale. Easy to drink with nice flavors.

IronLover, May 15, 2012
Photo of lmundane
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

lmundane, May 09, 2012
Photo of CaptJackHarkness
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Aroma is sweet and malty, unfortunately that is the best thing about this beer! Poured a brownish amber body with a thin (1/4 inch) head. The head lasted fifteen seconds and there is no lacing of the glass whatsoever. The taste is ,I think unintentionaly, sour with notes of maybe Alka-Seltzer. The mouthfeel is slick and oily. Drain pour.

CaptJackHarkness, May 05, 2012
Photo of robthepenguin
3/5  rDev -11.8%

robthepenguin, May 04, 2012
Photo of aschdave
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

aschdave, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of bhurley
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

bhurley, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of NSLPublishing
3/5  rDev -11.8%

NSLPublishing, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Ecolello87
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Ecolello87, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked it up at Trader Joe’s in Albuquerque, N.M. Poured from a bottle into a small glass (maybe eight ounces) that I had in the hotel room in Albuquerque, N.M. on 4/20. About two fingers of head. Color was a nice shade of hazy caramel brown. Tan/gray lacing on top that lasted a decent amount of time. Frosty, spongy film on the sides.

Smelled roasty and nutty malts. Some light caramel notes as well. Heavy on the malts.

Tasted pretty close to the nose. Roasty, toasty and nutty malts. Very malty. Goes down easy.

Medium body. Creamy finish. Average carbonation. Long-lasting, smooth finish.

It was a good beer overall. Just smooth and consistent. Wanted to bump it a few of the ratings up a bit, but I couldn’t pull the trigger.

BucannonXC5, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a lighter, very drinkable english brown. pours a see through weak coffee color, thin in appearance, with a foamy tan head that fades quick. smells quite nutty, hazelnuts and even almonds in the nose and taste. flavor is rounded out by a great roasty malt body with plenty of earthy characteristics. the finish is on the dry side, with a nice hazelnut aftertaste. im not sure ive ever loved a beer from santa fe brewing co, but this one is maybe as close as ive gotten. very light in body and so extremely drinkable. not too heavy for summer drinking. affordable and a bit different than most.

StonedTrippin, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of dseiters
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

dseiters, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nut Brown Ale pours a translucent almost transparent brown color, with a nice frothy head. There is a malty, nutty smell; not very strong. There is a nice full taste, a subtle malty flavor, but a nice hazelnut flavor. Not overpowering and rather easy to drink, and could easily go for another. Overall I found this very enjoyable, its not overpowering, it has a great blended taste, and the nut flavors fit very nicely.

vette2006c5r, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Definitely moderately brown in color. A bit flat, but there's nice foam.

Smell: Some roasted nuts with metallic and minerally properties.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Good smokey notes backing the roasted nuts. Decent mouthfeel, but a bit cloying.

Overall Drinkability: Not my favorite brown ale.

tjsdomer2, Mar 24, 2012
Nut Brown Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.