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Nut Brown Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: Specialty 2-Row, Carapils, Dark Crystal, Chocolate, CaraMunich 60, Kiln Amber
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Liberty

(Beer added by: bayougutter on 02-03-2012)
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Reviews by ummswimmin:
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New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev +7.7%

I poured this bottle into an open mouth stemmed glass. I can immediately smell the overwhelming nuttiness. This is a very malty beer. As I breathe this in, I continue to pick up the malt in this beer. I also get a little roastiness and some light hopping.

The coloring is perfect for an English Brown Ale. It is dark, but you get good brown color when you hold this up to the light.

This is one of those beers that smells better than it tastes. The flavor is good. You get the malt, but the balance falls off a little.

This is a good beer. I recommend trying it out as a pretty good example for the style.

02-01-2013 18:50:32 | More by ummswimmin
More User Reviews:
Photo of freewill35


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-14-2013 00:05:07 | More by freewill35
Photo of TheResidentialOP


4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-28-2012 02:27:44 | More by TheResidentialOP
Photo of drinkin-beeers


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-23-2014 04:05:28 | More by drinkin-beeers
Photo of dexterk1


3.53/5  rDev -3.6%

From bottle to pint glass it poured with a pretty decent head. Color is dark brown with a ting of red.
Odor is of malt first and maybe some caramel in the background.
Taste is floral at first and maybe with some citrus. Malt is also detectable. After taste is a little bitter and different.
Mouth feel is pretty good with some coating of the tongue.
Overall it is not bad nut brown.

02-15-2012 00:52:00 | More by dexterk1
Photo of Kuhnzie8637


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-16-2014 02:40:24 | More by Kuhnzie8637
Photo of Gorthaur25

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-19-2012 01:27:44 | More by Gorthaur25
Photo of gtermi


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-23-2014 09:14:20 | More by gtermi
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured into a snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours an opaque black with a 1/2 inch white head that doesn't retain long before it becomes a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Sparse surface foam and decent lacing.

S- Nutty and sweet-smelling. Not much else.

T- Not much going on at the outset, but the malts step forward after a while and come on toasty and smooth. Pecan aftertaste. A tiny hint of chocolate. Tame but not boring.

M- Thin for such a dark beer. Medium-high carbonation keeps the body alive.

O- Good for what it is: an ambiguous brown ale. Lacking in identity but makes for easy drinking. Since the ABV is a mystery though, one can't tell if that's an accomplishment.

02-07-2012 02:54:47 | More by Immortale25
Photo of RonaldTheriot


4.38/5  rDev +19.7%

He’brew Nut Brown Ale has a thin-to-medium, creamy, beige head and a clear, yet dark, brown appearance. Some thin lacing is present. The aroma is of sweet and dark-roasted malts and light grain husks, and the taste is of sweet, dark-roasted barley malt, cream, coffee, chocolate, and mildly bitter hops. This is very roasty. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and He’brew Nut Brown Ale finishes semi-dry and easy drinking. Overall, this is a very well-done beer, and I highly recommend trying it.


02-20-2012 17:56:56 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of IvoryFoxhole


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-30-2013 20:23:22 | More by IvoryFoxhole
Photo of raythealeman


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-07-2013 00:20:35 | More by raythealeman
Photo of KansasBeerLover


4.05/5  rDev +10.7%

Poured down the middle of a Sam Adams glass. A half finger of head, with fine and medium bubbles that soon disappear into a wisp of a head and just enough carbonation to maintain. Minimal lacing.

Color is a dark reddish amber with a clear body.

Aroma is sweet malts, roasted, a little chocolate and hint of maple.

Flavor is definitely roasted, a touch of chocolate, and malt. Slightly sweet, but only slightly.

Mouthfeel is good, but a touch thin. Flavor goes away too fast.

Overall- one of the better nut browns available. With a little more body and the same flavor it would be one of the best. I will need to buy another six to share with friends.

03-06-2012 01:29:11 | More by KansasBeerLover
Photo of kuhndog

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-28-2012 02:33:04 | More by kuhndog
Photo of Supergenious


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-09-2013 00:21:04 | More by Supergenious
Photo of JuicesFlowing


3.85/5  rDev +5.2%

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a thick tootsie roll color with a ruby tint that comes through in the light. There's a nice cream colored head takes a while to dissipate, with decent sticky lacing. The beer smells of maple syrup and toasted malts. The taste is good for the style, with a maple syrup nuttiness coming through eventually. The beer is medium bodied with a carbonated dry finish.

Overall, I thought I'd be disappointed but was surprised. It's not a beer I'll go to again, but it represents the style well. I think it's a bit too carbonated or dry, but otherwise pretty decent.

02-25-2012 01:45:44 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of donmonkey1


3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

Appearance: Deep dark brown with almost no head that leaves quick, with no lacing.

Smell: roasted toasted nuts, molasses, brown sugar, super faint floral hops.

Taste: Molasses, pine tree bark, sweet roasted nuts.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation.

This is a very good brown ale. It's not boring but I want to be hit with more taste.

06-13-2012 22:23:28 | More by donmonkey1
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-12-2012 21:53:13 | More by Hoofbite84
Photo of bent


3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-13-2013 00:34:50 | More by bent
Photo of Tone


3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight caramel, hint of nut, hint of pine, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight nut, hint of chocolate, hint of roasted malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, a much more balanced and complex aroma than body. Still, good aroma, body, and blend.

04-13-2012 16:08:11 | More by Tone
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-11-2012 00:43:14 | More by dugly2ugly
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

02-25-2012 00:24:25 | More by jk3
Photo of xybreeder


2.63/5  rDev -28.1%

A - Pours a very dark almost black color, very small head that dissapated quickly. No lacing whatsoever.
S - Slight chocolate/roasted smell.
M - Very low on carbonation, borderline flat.
T - Slight chocolate and toffee flavors, roastiness on the back end.
O - This would be such a better beer with the right carbonation. It's hard to get over the carb levels and really enjoy the beer, I'm wondering if something happened at the brewery with this particular 6-pack. Flavors are still good regardless.

02-20-2012 01:38:03 | More by xybreeder
Photo of mactrail


3.45/5  rDev -5.7%

Not very impressive at first gulp, but its rather modest charms eventually reveal themselves. Very light bodied and has the watery character of a lot of English-style beers. Just a slight sweetness.

I would call this an English Brown, rather than an American. The whole thing is light and mineral flavored. It doesn't have that highly roasted, sweet flabbiness I associate with the American style. An oddity for Shmaltz, but an interesting experiment.

Just a touch of bitter bite at the end. A hint of onion in the aroma? Some say this is 5.5%, but it tastes even lighter. From the 12 oz bottle.

09-02-2012 06:28:21 | More by mactrail
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-02-2014 15:19:32 | More by dedbeer
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Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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