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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: 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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3/5  rDev -11.8%

kds2437, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Bones10, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

RedWeizen83, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

dmorgan310, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

CCutch, May 29, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Tiernan, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

zillo043068, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

alex_hart, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Number3red, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of nzerbe
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

nzerbe, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

drummermattie02, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear tea color with a decent head that leaves a fair amount of lacing behind

Smell: Vague sense of cocoa, hazelnuts and toffee

Taste: Toffee and hazelnuts, up front, with a vaguely fruity character in the middle; perhaps a bit of nutmeg, after the swallow, but the finish is relatively sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Relatively sweet and relatively forgettable; nothing negative but not really my kind of thing

Thanks, BlueOkie, for the opportunity

brentk56, Feb 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

ThirdEyePA, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of palma
4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow this beer is delicious. Was not expecting this. Aroma nice typical nut brown but slighty oxidized.

Flavor is a big happy punch in the face. Did not expect this tasty sweet flavor. its sweet and mild with licorice, bourbon and scotch notes. very mild smooth sweet nutty finish, low complexity but still enough to keep things enjoyable and slightly interesting. May become somewhat cloying towards the end if sweet is not your thing.

Almost, an excellent session beer.

palma, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of tbone1384
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

tbone1384, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of brewskifan55
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to my wife for picking this up in Alberquerque
Poured into a snifter

A: Cola brown with a tan half finger head that quickly dissipates into a frothy ring.

S: Malts, nuts, leather, biscuity

T: A charge of bitter hops over a nut base. Toffee. Light chocolate finish. Robust, but too hoppy to be smooth.

M: light to medium with light carbonation.

O: Would be much better without the bitterness, but that's what you get in an English Nut Brown.

brewskifan55, Oct 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

ilikebeer03, Oct 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

3agle87, Oct 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of BobZ
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle poured into my Duvel Tulip. Thanks to GHB for the extra.

Appearance: Copper brown in color. Builds a nice 1” head with pretty nice lacing.

Smell: Predominantly light roasted malt with a hint of floral hops.

Taste: Follows the aroma, light roasted malt with decent hop balance. All-in-all a pretty well executed version of a nut-brown ale but nothing exceptional.

Mouthfeel: Well bodied and carbonated, smooth on the palate.

Overall: A nice drinking beer that’s a bit above average. Always, glad to have the chance to try a new brewery.

BobZ, Sep 15, 2012
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
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

kobeer, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

TFMyriad, Jul 22, 2012
Nut Brown Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.