Nut Brown Ale - St. George Brewing Company, The

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.43%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: asabreed on 01-14-2006)
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Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of TechTriumph
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 02/28/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Half inch off-white creamy head that disappears fairly quickly; Mostly clear appearance with visible carbonation; Brown tinted amber in color; Minimal lacing left behind

S - Notes of earthy, woody, nutty, toasty, biscuity, herbal/spicy hops, and faint smokey characteristics as well

T - Pleasant toasty, nutty, biscuity, and earthy flavors present that's also accompanied by just a bit of chocolatey and buttery qualities; Some herbal/spicy hops are present, but they're not as pronounced as the nose; Just a small amount of bitterness for the first half of the taste; Pleasant flavors of nuts and buttered toast linger

M - Good bit of carbonation; Medium bodied; Fairly drying and a bit syrupy in the finish

O - St. George has done a pretty good job with this offering. The taste is the strongest point of the beer with a nice depth of pleasant flavors that don't lose your interest. In addition, there's a nice level of drinkability with this brew, making it one that I'll certainly visit again.

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice amber color, with a fast-fading head and minimal lacing.

S: Really nice! Floral notes hit strong with the first whiff, then bready malts, and finally faint,citrussy hops.

T: Not complex, but nicely balanced with slightly-sweet, bready flavors, and a full (but not overpowering) hops finish.

M: Decent crispness. Like most from St. George, it could use a boost in the carbonation (which would help the development of a nice head, too).

O: An enjoyable English ale, although pretty straightforward. It paired nicely with fried flounder, but would have been fine on its own.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in large (22-oz.) glass stein

A: carbonation was overpowering, flowing over the sides (but I'm not complaining); cloudy dark yellow; huge head; nice lacing
S: decent, malty smell; pretty light
T: butter, malt, pumpkin, caramel; low hops; medium complexity; bitter aftertaste

Watch for volcano works!

Photo of rfgetz
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.73/5  rDev -22%
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.

Photo of SuperSpy
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of ebby82
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Photo of engagechad
2.95/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Photo of merlin48
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another bottle from the Dragon Pack sampler, this "brown" ale pours a clear amber body with a tall ecru hued head. Good retention and some patchy lacing.

Aroma features citrusy hops, caramel, and a hint of nuttiness after it warms a bit.

Unremarkable medium body and carbonation.

Taste has caramel, toffee, and a citrusy hop bitterness that is more orange than grapefruit. A note of toasted almonds is the only trait that suggests a brown ale.

A solid drinker but more of an amber than a brown ale.

Nut Brown Ale from St. George Brewing Company, The
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.