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Redhook Nut Brown - Redhook Ale Brewery

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79
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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ah, Spring…the season that keeps us guessing. Will it rain, or will the sun be out? Do I take advantage of the last days of skiing, or the first days of hiking? Do I put on jeans, or dare break out the shorts? The season comes with enough uncertainty, so Redhook gives you something you can always count on…our Nut Brown Ale. This medium dark beer is layered with rich malty aromas and flavors of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla. Although it may be dark in color, it’s refreshingly smooth and highly sessionable. Nut Brown is the perfect beer for spring.

22 IBU

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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-24-2011 01:49:17 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that rapidly dissipated, leaving some bubbles on the surface and a thin, dense ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of nutty malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather nutty and also has some notes of toasted malt flavors. An ever so slight hint of bitterness is detectable, which masks any malty sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink, although there’s nothing overly special in the taste except for it being quite nutty.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 00:46:12 | More by metter98
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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

The pour was simply great. Rich dark brown in color with some nice bits of light shining through on the bottom of the glass. A smallish head rises up from the bottom of the glass and gradually settles down into a thin, but nicely placed pad of foam. Aroma is caramel malts, hints of roasted nuts and a nice shot of piney hops. Well put together and definitly more robust then I thought it would be. As I take the first sip a light to medium body washes over me and thoroughly impresses with its depth. Caramel, bready tones, hints of light hops all seem to come together nearly perfectly as it fades in and out of the palate. Really easy to drink and superbly sessionable, I had no issue at all with finishing this one off

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 01:48:21 | More by mikesgroove
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thought it was pretty decent beer, just weak in comparison to what I expect a good Brown Ale to be. Malty for sure with a light caramelly, toffee malt base and a mild nutty, chocolatey undertone. Balanced with bittering hops, but no real flavor or aroma from hops. Medium body, but thins toward the end. Finishes pretty clean and crisp for a malty beer. Weak looking, similar to a cola without the fizziness. Head retention wanted to stick around, but wasn't really able to. Would have again, but won't go far out of the way for it.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 14:46:30 | More by BEERchitect
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

12-30-2013 03:13:10 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

03-10-2013 20:46:34 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The standard looking brown ale,nice medium brown color with minimal tan coloed head.Smeled nutty like the name says with malty sweetness coming through.Taste was a little bland compared to alot of others of the style I have had,sweet but I like a more earthy taste in my brown ales.This like alot of brown ales was too watery thin at the bottem of the glass.A more mass produced version of the style,but drinkable I guess.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2003 06:47:59 | More by oberon
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, honey, maple and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of nuts and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of maple, caramel and honey. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are several other beers in the style that I would pick first.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 03:13:58 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drinkable, not harsh at all but thin it is. More or less riding on the lightness with a slight toasted malt flavour. There are far better brown ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2002 21:53:46 | More by Jason
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Ruby chestnut brown tone with a nice sized creamy tan head, leaves behind lacing strung evenly. Aroma: Mellow nut tone rich malty ale some fruit tones peek through not bad at all. Taste: Clean unoffensive some caramel malts touch of nut with amild hop bitterness decent option from Redhook much better than their IPA. Mouthfeel: Medium light body slight creamy texture. Drinkability: Easy drinking could have a few, was glad to try it but nothing will keep reeling me back to this one just a decent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2004 20:13:58 | More by WVbeergeek
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark red/brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a toastey nut scent that boasts of crystal, bisquit, and victory malts. It's dry with a slight malty sweetness. The taste is good. It has a light, yet malty flavor that is smooth on the way down and dry on the finish. It has a light crystal malt sweetness and a nutty aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a pretty good beer. I prefer a maltier beer with less carbonation, but this has good flavor and aroma as well as being quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2006 22:57:19 | More by WesWes
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

cool old style bottle. i liked this one. pours a lighter shade for a brown ale, can tell its an english style right away. decent off white head. good aroma of medium roasted malts. flavor is well blanced, lighter than a lot of browns, but a nice palate. a little bittersweet in the finish, like mild hops meets semisweet chocolate chips. its pleasant and subtle. mouthfeel is a bit light for a brown in my book, but it works just fine here. nice carbonation and a good finish. an underrated beer on here in my opinion. very sessionable

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 05:06:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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Halcyondays

California

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours brown with a medium white head, light lace, good retention.

S: Real nice nutty malty smell, reminds me of Nautical Nut Brown which is always a good thing.

T: Walnuts, brown malt, upfront tasty malt flavours, no real complexity.

M: Light-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, easy drinking, clean.

O: Well made, nice flavour, just wish there was something more to it. A good introduction to the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 01:55:08 | More by Halcyondays
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-25-2012 22:22:45 | More by MarkyMOD
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Billolick

New York

3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce Bottle, bottled on date of 010504, FRESH! Pours almond with an off white head, nice malty, yeasty nose. Malty, nutty flavor, hops also, tastes of under roasted chessnuts. Oily, grainy, bready mouthfeel. Light to medium bodied. Decent malty ale, pleasant quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2004 04:59:14 | More by Billolick
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark amber bordering on garnet reddish brown in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation at the sides of the glass near the surface. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering about 40% of the surface of the beer in a single patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate lacing is observed.

S: The overall aroma of this beer is quite light but the only discernable smell that comes through is quite nutty.

T: There are notes of toasted malts as well as a malty nuttiness that also has a very light bitterness associated with it. This nicely balances out the normal malt sweetness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Nothing overly special to note about the flavor or aroma of this beer though the nuttiness is pleasantly pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 21:47:51 | More by dbrauneis
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three-fingered cream head that fades quickly leaving a trace of lace. Nice clear, deep amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight nutty nose. Starts on the sweet side with hops in background and finishes fairly smooth. $1.25 for a 12 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Cocord, NH.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2006 23:50:51 | More by jdhilt
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12ozer bottle from a $4.99 6-pack from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into a pint glass, formed a 1/2" light brown head on top of a clear brown hued brew. Aroma is malty, with the scent of hops evident as well. Taste shows lack of body, but does illustrate an attempt at a malty flavor, with little bitterness present. This is not as good as the sample I remembered having on tap last spring, but I have to review what I have in front of me. It is easy drinking and smooth, but seems to be lacking in that brown ale heartiness that one might expect.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2004 01:58:17 | More by ppoitras
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-02-2011 05:56:59 | More by rab53
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Bighuge

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear deep burgandy in color. A thin beige head disappears rather quickly. Lace patterns are sporadic at best. Some citrusy cascade-like hops accentuate the chocolate qualities on the nose nicely. There's a slight nuttiness to the flavor, but not as much as I'd prefer. The roasted quallities are dim and the hop profile is not as big as the nose leads you to believe. Body is about medium and the carbonation a little high. Not a bad beverage, but not one I will seek either.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2003 19:11:12 | More by Bighuge
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gives this a big light brown head rests above a clear red amber colored beer.

A light earthy nutty blended with a lightly roasted sweet caramel malt aroma.

The taste is a earthy nut blended with a roasted sweet caramel malt .

A medium bodied ale with a light nut roasted malt dryish aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 22:44:56 | More by LXIXME
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DrJay

Massachusetts

2.66/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear brown with an orange/reddish hue and a thin skim of a cap -- mostly just a collar around the glass. Sweet aroma, nutty and brown sugar, bread and biscuit. The flavour was thin, bitterness was higher and more aggressive than the malt could balance. Notes of grass and mint. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, a bit coarse. Not something I'll go in search of, but not all bad.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 00:31:23 | More by DrJay
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Gusler

Arizona

3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice deep brown color on the pour, the head modest in size, frothy consistency, lace adequate, both a light beige color. Malt dominates the slightly nutty sweet nose. Sweet start, relatively skimpy top, delicately hopped, sparingly acidic, dry aftertaste, I’ve had both the bottle and draught versions, seem to be about the same to me, drinkable, and would make a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2002 06:13:38 | More by Gusler
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-20-2014 18:36:16 | More by harpus
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flagmantho

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich brown hue with a good clarity. Head is two fingers of frothy tan foam. Quite nice!

Smell: light, dry malt aroma which is somewhat bready and nicely nutty. Plain but pretty nice.

Taste: good malty flavor; there's a caramel character, a hint of chocolate, a nice breadiness and a nice nuttiness. A subtle yet complex brown ale -- I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and an enjoyable creaminess. Good stuff.

Overall: this is a quite tasty and pleasing brown ale. Understated, yet interestingly complex; it's stylistically spot-on and pretty tasty, too!

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 18:30:01 | More by flagmantho
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Redhook Nut Brown from Redhook Ale Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.