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Nut Brown Ale - St. George Brewing Company, The

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: asabreed on 01-14-2006)
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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

ygtbsm94, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
2.73/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

DavoleBomb, May 13, 2011
Photo of PhageLab
2.78/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

PhageLab, Sep 28, 2007
Photo of slusk
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: pours a light copper with a decent white head that fades fairly quickly. good lacing

S: Not much aroma, some caramel. A bit of bread crust. Some woody hops.

T: A bit of weak caramel, nothing strong. Graham cracker and orange peel. Low bitterness and faint woody hop flavor. Starts a little sweet but finishes dry with a tiny bit of bread crust. Nutty flavor shows up after it warms a bit. Has a flavor of chewing on fresh English malt kernels.

M: Low carbonation, a fair amount of astringency. A bit puckering and thin bodied.

O: Not my favorite example of an English brown. A little too thin, more like an American amber without the hops. In fact if you dry hopped some cascade, this might make a decent amber. Needs a bit more malt flavor, more caramel and a bit more body would make this beer better. Otherwise it's solid, just not a standout for me.

slusk, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of engagechad
2.95/5  rDev -16%
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.

engagechad, May 05, 2011
Photo of ohoove
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
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 .

ohoove, Dec 08, 2007
Photo of avisong
3/5  rDev -14.5%

avisong, May 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Mattyb79, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -14.5%

speedvagen, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Mikeypnh
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Mikeypnh, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -14.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of jmutoml757
3/5  rDev -14.5%

jmutoml757, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -14.5%

rderedin, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of ebby82
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

ebby82, May 10, 2011
Photo of Gavage
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Gavage, Oct 06, 2007
Photo of Fish113d
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Fish113d, Aug 22, 2007
Photo of AlexJ
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

AlexJ, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of snaotheus
3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

snaotheus, Feb 26, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

jameaterblues, Jun 23, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

VeganUndead, Apr 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

JasonTaverner, May 09, 2014
Photo of rfgetz
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

rfgetz, Jul 04, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

RedneckBeerz, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of JamesS
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

JamesS, Sep 10, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

VTWicked, Feb 17, 2013
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Nut Brown Ale from St. George Brewing Company, The
80 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.