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Redhook Nut Brown - Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Nut BrownRedhook Nut Brown

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222 Ratings

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-07-1998)
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Photo of mquinn919
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

mquinn919, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of jtswkd
3/5  rDev -13.3%

jtswkd, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of TFMyriad
4/5  rDev +15.6%

TFMyriad, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of ChrisL24481
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ChrisL24481, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Mattybz28
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Mattybz28, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Dapperticus
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Dapperticus, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of mrdziuban
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

mrdziuban, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

CoryR, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of WhiskeeTango
4/5  rDev +15.6%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of Joeyuwp
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Joeyuwp, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of chrisfallon83
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

chrisfallon83, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of shand
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

shand, May 26, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of DM1293
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

DM1293, May 19, 2012
Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Lawnboy33, May 14, 2012
Photo of budgood1
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

budgood1, May 11, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

sukwonee, May 09, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, May 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

The_Revisionist, May 05, 2012
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...

KajII, May 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

intensify, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

FuturePilot, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy brown with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes and left a nice film. Good lacing.

S: Nutty and caramel malt. Mild.

T: Light sweetness and light bitterness. Caramel malt and nuttiness like the nose.

M: Light to medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth.

O: Looks and feels good but lacks taste and smell.

SolipsismalCat, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
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.

Halcyondays, Apr 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

MarkyMOD, Apr 25, 2012
Redhook Nut Brown from Redhook Ale Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.