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Nut Brown Ale - St. George Brewing Company, The

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 10.51%


Brewed by:
St. George Brewing Company, The visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: asabreed on 01-14-2006)
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a white wine glass (that's all that was available) at The Cheese Shop in Williamsburg.

A: 3.5
S: 2.5
T: 3.0
M: 2.0
D: 2.5

Super clear amber color. Little head. Weak grainy nose. Weak grainy taste with just a touch of nuttiness. Light and underbodied. Good moderate carbonation. Drinks like water.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2011 23:03:46 | More by DavoleBomb
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PhageLab

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I picked up the Dragon pack, as I have tried Golden Ale on tap before, I've never really had a chance to sit down and enjoy their flavors, I poured this 12 oz bottle into a 14oz pilsner glass.

A - Looked like a watered down amber ale, reddish at the top, which faded down to light brown.

S - Very weak smell, although it had a slightly toasted aroma.

T - Roasted and kinda malty, initially quite good, yet it vanishes almost as quickly as it is swallowed.

M - Burned the back of my tongue slightly, then disappeared clean, not much to it.

D - Not too sure about this one, had the taste been a bit stronger and didn't finish so clean, this would have been quite good. I won't be seeking another anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2007 02:55:34 | More by PhageLab
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engagechad

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Purchased in a Dragon Pack from World Market in Charlottesville, VA - tulip - no freshness

Pours a really watery amber color with little head which is soapy and diminishing fast. Smells okay, kinda nutty and roasty. Tastes okay, malty and sweet. Feels kind of thing but not bad.

Over all this beer is forgettable and not at all brown.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 19:58:22 | More by engagechad
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ohoove

Connecticut

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

murky copper in color with a tiny , fizzy, tan head that seperated into a ring. very light in appearance. thin body although it seemed a little oily.
ever so slight nut aroma, lightly roasted malts,and a grainy cereal presence in the nose and on the palate.
this wakes a bit as it warmed but overall pretty average if not weak.
could definitely pound these as is pretty light and not insulting to the mouth but in the end, it's forgettable , but not regrettable .

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2007 22:12:46 | More by ohoove
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a clear copper color with a 1/2" head that falls apart immediately. Some spots of lace develop on the glass during the session.

Smell: light caramel and hints of nuts are all the nose can detect.

Taste: caramel, ripe red fruit sweetness, and very soft nuttiness are the main flavors. Some milder bread-like qualities and hints of bitterness rounds it out. Compared to the American Brown Ale, this is weak all around.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Brief caramel and nutty aftertaste. A little lighter than a medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: so-so at best. This is not worth trying, get the American Brown instead.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2007 23:52:54 | More by Gavage
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ebby82

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light brown into a pint glass.

A- Slight presence of malt, slight presence of hops, but not a whole lot of aroma either way.

T- mild hops, barely discernible malts.

M- Very light on the palate, medium carbonation and not much viscosity.

O- I prefer the regular brown ale, although in terms of drinkability, this beer is so light that it could be drank during any season. No one of St. George's standouts, but certainly not a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 20:49:28 | More by ebby82
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Fish113d

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled into a pint glass, it pours the color of almonds (skin on) with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a slight edge layer.

Aroma leaves alcohol lingering. A bit of roasted malts with a cascade hop smell that leaves a bitterness about it. A bit of roasted peanuts aroma and oak also come through on the nose (maybe the alcohol phenol smell actually).

Light flavored really. A bit of toasted malts hit my tongue right away along with some bittering, floral hops, and the carbonation really tingles my tongue a bit too much to get more flavor. However, the finish reveals a nice oak and roasted peanut flavor that reminds me of being at a baseball game.

Body is relatively light with a bit too much carbonation for my liking. Tingly and a bit watery though.

Fairly drinkable brew. Easy to drink, but just not sure how much you'd truly want to drink if you can have something else in the same style. It's NOOO Troeg's Nut Brown, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2007 23:49:08 | More by Fish113d
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AlexJ

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Perfectly clear light brown with a creamy beige head that disappears quickly, leaving minimal lace.

Aroma is a subtle mix of light caramel, toasted bread, with some earthy hop character and a hint of ferrous metal.

Flavor likewise, solid caramel and bready malt with grassy, earthy (read dirty) hops in the metallic tainted finish.

Body barely above light, simply not enough presence. Easy enough to down nontheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 22:31:26 | More by AlexJ
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snaotheus

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Slightly opaque golden brown beer with almost no head, no visible carbonation. Smell is a pleasant heavy bready smell with some tea in the background.

Taste is somewhat watery and bland, sweetish tea with yeasty bread. Aftertaste is a medium bitterness which is not bad.

Mouthfeel is flat and boring. Drinkable, but not an exciting beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2010 02:07:19 | More by snaotheus
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jameaterblues

New York

3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Cloudy bronze color, almost brown, but really murky bronze....thin tan colored head with minimal lace.
S- Sweet, roasted, nutty malts...
T- Roasted(or toasted) nutty malt...light hops....a kinda bitter chocolate after taste that lasts kind of long.
M/D- Carbonation is about average for this style, but the body was lighter than I expected and almost watery....not really what I look for in a brown ale. It was good to try the St. George mix pack, I now know what is worth picking up again.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2006 22:37:06 | More by jameaterblues
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JamesS

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Compared to the other St. George's I've tired, I was a little disappointed in this one. As a normal ale, it was quite good; but it wasn't what I would really consider a brown ale, let alone a nut brown.

The color was a nice copper, but again, it wasn't a nice deep brown. The head went away very fast, but it was a bottled beer. It does have a very nice aroma, even though it didn't have the rich nutty smell I was hoping for.

It does go down smooth and has a nice rich flavor, but there was really very little 'nuttiness' to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2007 00:27:27 | More by JamesS
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear coppery amber, little splashes of creamy white head. Scent mild with very light touches of roasted nuts', caramel and earthy hops. Taste and mouthfeel are light, thin and somewhat water - light caramel, nuts and earthy hops, some damp grain comes through in the end. More then moderate amounts of carbonation. Light and clean, not what is really desired from style.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 18:00:16 | More by rfgetz
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Based on notes from my late march trip to DC/Northern VA

Pours amber with 1/4" white head. Average head retention & lacing

S: A little sweet malt

T: Sweet malt & herbal hops bitterness up front. Finishes sweet & a little nutty

MF: Light bodied & medium cabonation

Drank okay, but one of the least satisfying beers in the variety sixer

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2007 22:36:20 | More by russpowell
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Redrover

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Williamsburg Inn, poured into a standard shaker pint, the beer is dark gold bordering on tan & is very clear. It has a beige head with just traces of lace.

It has a fresh but slight aroma of milled grains and a bit of raisin.

Taste is also on the lighter side with very lightly roasted grains, a hint of toffee and a smidgen of dark fruit.

The mouth is also light and registers a solid 3.

It was easy to drink and my only other options were various macros and their light counterpoints, so it was an easy call to have a few.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2008 16:36:33 | More by Redrover
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Braudog

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rated this from under the Nut Brown label, an alias. It poured a clear medium brown with a very thin head. It produced a light toffee aroma. Flavor-wise: toasty, yet sweet, flavor ... hint of caramel, but not very much. Nice plaseant light brown ale from my favorite local brewer. (#2637 - 1/6/07)

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2007 02:39:51 | More by Braudog
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SuperSpy

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a watered down, very clear brown. It looks a lot like the color of iced tea. There is a one-finger head that dies too fast and leaves no lace.

The aroma has some nutty malt and a hint of earthy hops.

A little light on the mouthfeel. It's on the light side of medium. A bit watered down but there is some good nutty flavor, mildly sweet toffy and a good earthy hop balance. A beer I wouldn't turn down but also wouldn't seek out.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 20:06:13 | More by SuperSpy
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Toddv29424

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a pretty poor amber color that is almost transparent. There is a slight head upon the pour, but nothing that lingers enough to note. The nose is malty, with a touch of nut and a bit of roastyness. The taste involves these same three qualities, but there seems to be lacking in the "nut" category. The maltyness takes over with a slightly darker shade than I expected. The carbonation is perfect however, and allows the sparse tastes to dance upon the tongue before being ushered down. The more you swallow the easier this goes down, and surprisingly the taste stays consistent. A great beer if you're settling in for a long night 'o drinking, but probably not worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2007 00:02:20 | More by Toddv29424
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear amber/brown color with a half inch off-white head that went away quickly. There's a small amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is bready malt, toffee, nuts and some herbal hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's the addition of some honey. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think this is a solid brew, it's worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 23:37:20 | More by bluejacket74
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gpcollen1

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice amber brown into my imperial pint with a subdued head. The aroma is quite mild, even as it warms.

Taste is crisp and clean with a hint of malty/nutty and a sweet into dry finish. This brew was pretty decent and easy drinking but I was expecting a bit more for this Nut Brown. Maybe because i drank the American Brown the night before, but still wanted a bit more of something out of this. Too bad I had only one and could not give it another try.

Thank you Santa for being able to try this.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 18:24:07 | More by gpcollen1
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (no date anywhere on bottle) poured into a Shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a clear brown with orange highlights - more coppery (tarnished copper) when held up to the light with some very tiny bubbles moving up through the beer. The head after a vigorous pour was an off-white in color, about 1/4" thick, but this died down to just about nothing - a thin ring around the edge. Some persistent lacing when cold, but as it warmed up that all disappeared as well.

Smell: When first poured, a bit metallic, but as it warmed up, it took on more of a cooked veggie smell with something with a very light metallic smell again. Not very appealing sadly.

Taste: Toasted malt right up front moving into a hint of caramel sweetness before a sharp English bitter flavor finishes up. Although sometimes the bitter finish takes on some pine flavors in some swallows, but not all of them. Also, some honey-like flavors show up along with more-pronounced malts with a deeper drink and swallow rather than a sip. Simple in flavor with a bit more of a balance to the bitter side. Got better by the end of the glass when it was quite warm, which tells me this is one of those 60+ F beers where the flavor really comes out.

Mouthfeel: Some carbonation on the tongue - more than a typical English ale. Beer is otherwise just thicker than water.

Overall / Drinkability: This one grew on me by the end of the glass, which also tells me that it needs to be pretty warm for me to like it, which may the sign that it's well within the English style. But - the smell still isn't that great and I've had better nut brown ales. I had this party with a meal (Welsh Rabbit) but also by itself, and I think it was better with the meal. I didn't last too long so it's certainly an okay beer, just not an outstanding one.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 22:24:43 | More by damndirtyape
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oberon

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light to medium brown with a fizzy almost non existent head,aromas of caramel lightly roasted malt and raw nut mainly.This is a dryer brown here wich is nice,flavors start out lightly sweet that of brown sugar and caramel but really dryes out midway thru very earhty and nutty in the finish.A decent brown to be had not my favorite style but this is decent shot at an American style brown,in alot of ways like their American brown hmm what a coincedance

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2006 18:57:40 | More by oberon
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arguemaniac

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown amber. Molasses aroma. Grain, slightly sweet caramel notes and toasted notes in the palate. Hops are there but barely.

Did a side-by-side comparison of this one with their Nut Brown. The American Brown was much roastier with more assertive burnt notes. The Nut Brown featured a lighter overall flavor (though not by a whole lot) with much more reserved toasted notes and a sweeter caramel malt flavor. I recommend both of them!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2007 00:47:01 | More by arguemaniac
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sdsimkins

Virginia

3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Been wanting to try this ever since I caught a smell of a remaining drop in a family growler.

A - Very interesting, pours to a dark golden color, not the brown I was suspecting. Barely any head, just a faint white ring

S - Hard to place, lots of nuts and caramel, but also faint fruits

T - Even more interesting, the nuts and slight caramel are there, hops are oddly in the front and very faint, has that roasted malt to it but also more of an IPA style as a whole.

M - Fairly syrupy, a little carbonation but not a whole lot

O - Overall its a fairly complex beer, not quite what I was expecting from a brown ale. It's also pretty light. Nothing too crazy but something I would definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 00:37:04 | More by sdsimkins
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Seanibus

California

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown with relatively little carbonation or head. Smell is slight and malty. The flavor, however, is nice - nutty, like a good walnut, with a slight sweetness and a little woody character. The mouthfeel is thin but refreshing. This is a surprisingly drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2008 02:19:44 | More by Seanibus
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Again...why am I awake? Ahem. This beer pours a clear copper-amber topped by a healthy ecru froth. The nose comprises orange peel and fluffy toffee. It's insanely simple, but also pretty good. The taste echoes the smell, with a firm haymaker of hoppy citrus being backed by a rather sweet bit o' toffee and caramel. Frankly, this seems closer to a standard pale ale than a brown, but I guess this is slightly maltier... I dunno. The body is a solid medium, with a heavy-ish moderate carbonation and a sorta dry finish. Overall, not a bad brew, but not as "brown" as I'd like. If that makes any sense.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 12:04:13 | More by TMoney2591
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Nut Brown Ale from St. George Brewing Company, The
80 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.