Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown - McMenamins

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Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown
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82
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.03% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: dolem98 on 12-06-2002)
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Reviews by Hoolihan:
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Magpie14
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: deep brown color with thin soapy head

S:malts, toffee and caramel, weak nutty presence

T: weak malts, touch of honey and nuttiness, rather weak in overall taste. Lingering watery nut aftertaste

M: strongly carbonated, champagne bubbly body almost to much. Seems a bit to active in the glass for its kind. A little over medium in the body feel.

D: a little lower than middle of the road for me. Not a big nut brown guy to begin with...I have had better, but not bad.

Photo of hannaho
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of DrTrygga
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of dolem98
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

4% alcohol by weight.

Pros:
-Fits the fall season really well with its amber-brownish color and nutty aroma and flavor

Cons:
-The one dimensional malty/nutty flavor is overwhelming.
-I split a pitcher of this, and both of us just plain got tired of the nut flavor. I wouldn't recommend having more than one small glass or a pint at most of Sleep Hollow. This ruined its drinkability score.

Photo of Reidrover
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok bought in the 1quart Mason jar from Thompson Brew Pub in Salem.
MMM this is rather more dark brown, almost mahogany, than the typical Nut Brown Ale..nice but small tan head
Nice nuttyy, malty aroma..one of the better smells I have had from McMs.
Nice tasting ale..nice sweet malts followed by a pronounced hop bite and almost intense nuttiness ( hazelnuts)..this is almost like a hybrid between a brown ale and a Scotch ale.
Pretty good on the palate.
Nice drinkable beer..especially fresh like this..same as all McMs beers IMO>

Photo of vkv822
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap @ McMenamins Sunnyside

Hazy, amber-brown with a foamy white head and nice lacing.

Nutty, malty notes highlighted by floral hop notes.

Medium body, foamy carbonation.

A well done brown ale. Solid malt body with pleasant hop highlights. Another fall seasonal from McMenamins that I've really enjoyed.

Photo of mrkinnex
5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap at the McMenamins in Mill Creek, WA.

Appearance: rich brown amber hue with a touch of haze and a thin layer of ivory head. Nice color.

Smell: light sweet malt aroma which is quite caramelly. Not too bad.

Taste: also quite caramelly, there is a slightly nutty malt flavor with a bit of biscuit and tartness. Light yeasty character is nice. Seems like an authentic English-style brown ale.

Mouthfeel: medium light body with a good level of carbonation. I like it.

Overall: quite a satisfying brown ale. Dig it!

Photo of Murrhey
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On tap at McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, OR. Reviewed from notes.

A- No head to speak of. Some watery lacing. Dark mahogany brown. Good carbonation.

S- Biscuity malts, dark hops and possibly caramel.

T- Sweet malty taste, kind of thin flavoring though. Nutty flavors.

M- Quite thin body and slightly overcarbonated.

O- Too thin for a brown ale, but tastes good.

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

I'm not sure if I had the official Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown, or just the Kennedy School's Nut Brown. I've had it twice now, once last year, and just the other day. Last year it was wonderful so I was glad when it returned. This year's (fall 2003) is different.

Its a bit darker than expected, muddy brown. No head. Very peaty, smokey aroma is prominant. The taste is also overly smokey, so it has the effect of a porter in taste, feel, and finish. I was somewhat disappointed, but it was still a decent beer. Just not quite to style.

I wish they'd go back to last years recipe.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of charlatan
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ABV is 5.03% according to the brewer's website. Not much head, but a pretty good red to peaty colour coupled with a very fresh malty smell makes this beer seem appetising. There is, as the moniker suggests, a nutty hint in the mix too.

I find a slightly nutty roasted coffee flavour here, but it is mostly a very warm almost scottish ale type malt flavour that comes to the fore. Unlike most McMenamins brews this one strikes a good balance between drinkability (it slides down nicely) and feel (it isn't woefully watery as some of their beers are). While there is nothing outstanding about this beer there is also very little wrong with it. I could easily drain a few. Along with Hammerhead I would put it at the top of the McMenamins tree.

Sleepy Hollow Nut Brown from McMenamins
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.