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Nut Brown Ale | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-02-2002

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours with a deep, dark, slightly reddish tinged, opaque brown color. When held up to the light the beer shows a brilliantly clear, ruby hued color. The head is a frothy, large bubbled, initially two-finger thick, lightly browned tan color. The aroma is a mix of stale, slightly toasted cheese notes, toasted malt, a hint of roast character, and some light dark fruit notes (akin to raisin).

The taste is lightly sweet, with a fruity mix of raisin and cherry notes. A sort of nutty malt note is quickly followed by the hint of cheesiness that was found in the aroma, though luckily it is a bit more muted in the flavor. A bit thin on the palate, it keeps it easy drinking, but seems like it could use a bit more richness, especially for a Nut Brown. This beer is riding the line between being good, and not worth trying again. If it picked up a bit more body and got rid of the stale cheesy note I would be happy drink a pint or so of this beer again.

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Photo of Wolfsdenbrew
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear, translucent brown with a moderate tan head and nice lasting lace.

Aroma contained sweet, dark malts and licorice.

Flavor was a little thin with a dry finish. Some hints of roasted and and crystal malts.

Body is just a bit lacking but a nice carbonation level.

Just an average brown ale, almost newcastle-like. No real hop presence.

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Photo of DarthMalt
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing to write home about. SF BrewCo comes across with a passable roster of micros that the local burgeois/bohemian set can call their own.

Pours passable brown amber with a medim-thick head. Body hints slightly at toasted malts and hop profile, while going down in smooth ignomyny.

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Nut Brown Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.