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Nut Brown Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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83
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 8.72%
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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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by xybreeder:
Photo of xybreeder
2.63/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

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.

xybreeder, Feb 20, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

freewill35, May 14, 2013
Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

drinkin-beeers, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of dexterk1
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

dexterk1, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Kuhnzie8637
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Kuhnzie8637, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Gorthaur25
4/5  rDev +9%

Gorthaur25, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

gtermi, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Immortale25, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

IvoryFoxhole, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of raythealeman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

raythealeman, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of KansasBeerLover
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

KansasBeerLover, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of kuhndog
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

kuhndog, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Supergenious
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Supergenious, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

JuicesFlowing, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of donmonkey1
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

donmonkey1, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Hoofbite84
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Hoofbite84, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of bent
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

bent, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Tone, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of dugly2ugly
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dugly2ugly, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jk3, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of McAfee85
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

McAfee85, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

mactrail, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of dedbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

dedbeer, Jan 02, 2014
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Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.