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Redhook Nut Brown - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Nut BrownRedhook Nut Brown

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225 Ratings

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-07-1998

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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Ratings: 225 | Reviews: 134
Photo of jimmah120
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look is a clead red-amber with almost no head. Smells like a red ale: dry leaves, toffee, hint of roasted nut. Taste is light, nutty, floral, very easy to drink, with an earthy graininess.

Decent brown at a decent price. wouldn't mind tipping a few back in the olleee man cave, amirite guys??? *elbow poke*elbow poke*

Photo of heizerbjj
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours a nutty medium brown color with no head. Zero lacing. Aromas of earth, brown sugar, malts, and chocolate. Taste is a sweet caramel malt flavor up front with some earth and hints of chocolate. Liight, thin mouthfeel. Caramel malt aftertaste. Not much elsee to say about this one. Overall, nothing special and no need to have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Mattybz28
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Dapperticus
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of mrdziuban
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Joeyuwp
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of chrisfallon83
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of shand
3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This one pours out a red-brown color with a small head. The aroma is weak, and primarily chocolatey and malty with a touch of nuttiness. A bit thin smelling. The taste is that of a solid brown ale - a solid malty backbone, a bit of chocolate, a slight amount of coffee, and a bit of nuttiness on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is relatively smooth with a low level of carbonation. The drinkability is quite good. Overall, it's an alright and fairly enjoyable beer, but there's nothing here to hook into you.

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DM1293
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of budgood1
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours out a deep ruby/garnet/mahoghany colour with a thin beige head and little lace. smoky chocolate aroma, a bit nutty with nougat and a touch of red ripe fruit. the taste profile is about the same as what i experienced in the nose but with a decent dose of bittering hops. the usual suspects of the nougat/caramel/choco variety all have a say on the tongue. the spicy bittering hops seem a touch out of place, but i'm not complaining. there is a touch of alcohol, too. finished dry. medium bodied at best, with a crisp texture and structered nuance. drinkability is ok...a pedestrian nut brown.

overall just another twist on a style that isn't well respected. i love a well constructed brown ale, as they can be delicious. this isn't one of them.

Photo of sukwonee
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of The_Revisionist
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of KajII
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

[Best served in a Dimpled Mug]

The pour was a Carmel brown with a large (2-3 finger) light tan rocky head that quickly receded to a thin spotty film and a very small collar with some very light spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, a very mild resin hop and a doughy yeast with notes of caramel, a light cocoa and a mild nuttiness.

The taste was lightly malty sweet with a mild hint of a caramel sweetness at first and then had a light bitter presence with a hint of cocoa and a mild nutty feel towards the end. The flavor was around for a little while and was of a mildly bitter caramel taste.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and watery in texture with a moderate carbonation.

Overall a pretty basic beer, which was actually quite drinkable but nothing special...

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

This beer poured a caramel colored body with a small head and a small umbrella of lacing. Smell was on the weak side other then some roasted nuts, caramel, and a slight hop aroma. Taste followed closely behind but the finish is somewhat unpleasing. My guess is it was overpowered by the spices. Still, not a bad tasting brew. Medium bodied, medium carbonation and an overall decent beer.

Photo of FuturePilot
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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