1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Redhook Nut Brown - Redhook Ale Brewery

Not Rated.
Redhook Nut BrownRedhook Nut Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

225 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 225
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-07-1998)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Redhook Nut Brown Alström Bros
Ratings: 225 | Reviews: 134 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheManiacalOne
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.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

twenty5, May 15, 2013
Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ZEB89, May 04, 2013
Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Birdlegs, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Lare453, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -42.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

powdersoldier, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

NHbeerfishing, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of tbone1384
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

tbone1384, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Chugs13, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of FrankShirley
3/5  rDev -13.3%

FrankShirley, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of TaylorK
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

TaylorK, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of GratefulNole
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

GratefulNole, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of adkieffer
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

adkieffer, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of emillere
3/5  rDev -13.3%

emillere, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of swimfire
3/5  rDev -13.3%

swimfire, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Snipe-Snout
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Snipe-Snout, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of Gmann
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden brown color with a khaki colored airy head that quickly disipates into a light ring.

The aroma is of a sweet bready malt, with hints of raisin. Noticable toffee notes and a hint of chocolate. A little sweet for my liking.

Taste is similar. Big bready flavor, honey and toffee notes provide sweet flavors. The raisin presence is still there and is a bit odd for a brown ale. Some tea and lemony notes are present which is typical for the style. A light grassy and apricot hop flavor.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation, sits nicely on the palate. Mainly sweet on the palate but does finish quite dry with a light grassy bitterness.

Pretty standard english brown. A bit on the sweet side would prefer some more earthy characteristics.

Gmann, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

olbubba, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper with no head or lace. The aroma is caramel with hints of nuts and wood. The flavor is caramel and nutty with root beer barrel candy flavor in the finish. There's also a mild hop bite at the front that fades as it warms. It's mouthfeel is light and a bit watery. Redhook Nut Brown is a decent beer, recommended.

B967ierhunter177, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of bconsidine
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

bconsidine, Aug 20, 2012
Redhook Nut Brown from Redhook Ale Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.