Wachusett Nut Brown Ale - Wachusett Brewing Company

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Wachusett Nut Brown AleWachusett Nut Brown Ale

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103 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wachusett Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Full of roasted malt flavors. A rich finish and smooth start, this brown ale has been around since 1995 and gets better with every pint.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a. Hazy brown color with 1 finger of cream colored head. The head disappears quickly. Sediment appears to be in the beer.

s. Solid malt and walnut aroma. Inviting.

t. Very watery nutty taste. Malt and nuts.

m. Gritty.

o. This beer lacks flavor - very watery. The taste is not bad, just lacking power. Good beer.

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Squirrel beer! Pours pale, new engine oil caramel color and sits ruby hazelnut in my glass. Sticky lace arrayed in a foamy netting around my glass.

Earthy carob tree bark tea aroma. Tastes about the same: hazelnut smooth brown malt with minimal brownie crust. Not as chocolately as a southern English brown but more than a northern English brown. A mid-England amount of chocolate I guess. Swampy, herbal hop hints balance out the nutty malt. A little more effervescent than I like my brown ales but it's better when warner. Better outta the cellar instead of the fridge.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a glass

Mahogany brown, clear , scant carbonation leads to an off white thick foamy lid. Settles down to a dense, off white cap with a few lacings.

Aroma of nutty, earthy goodness, biscuity.

Smooth on the start, little carbonation. Gentle roasted malty taste. No bitter aftertaste . Medium to medium light mouthfeel.

Pleasant, very drinkable, smooth. One of those beers that you can drink a few at a time .

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12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Orange-brown in color with a very slight haze. Cream colored head retains fairly well, but does settle after a bit. Lacing is delicate, whispy, and scraggly.

S: Nutty with a prominent cocoa aroma. Hints of cola and bread crust. Clean. Touch of earthy yeast.

T: Toasted grain. Bread crust. Bitter floral and citric hop bitterness rudely interrupts the malts. Orange peel. Malts come back with plenty of cocoa and even dry chocolate cake. Finishes with that cake-like chocolatey taste.

M: Medium bodied. Somewhat creamy and round. Semi-aggressive prickling carbonation.

O: The hops really detract from this one. The aggressive citrus blast is a distraction, and clashes hard with what the malts are trying to do. a different hop variety would go a long way. Or at least toning them down.

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Wachusett Nut Brown Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.