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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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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
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

02-17-2014 00:48:28 | More by bradfordjohnson
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-10-2013 01:26:30 | More by jngrizzaffi
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
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-28-2012 02:27:44 | More by TheResidentialOP
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-19-2012 01:27:44 | More by Gorthaur25
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-07-2013 23:08:12 | More by prock180
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-25-2012 00:29:10 | More by PEIhop
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-14-2014 00:03:52 | More by BennyThon
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-14-2012 03:23:06 | More by thinwhiteduke
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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
Photo of rangerred


3.93/5  rDev +7.4%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown with a one finger tan head.

Nose of caramel and toffee along with some roasted malt. A hint of coffee as well.

Caramel and coffee flavors really jump out in the beginning along with a pleasant nuttyness. A light bready grain becomes noticeable about halfway through along with a light bitterness that nicely compliments the sweetness from the malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and a little sticky.

Overall this is a really solid beer. One of the better American Brown Ales I have had.

03-14-2012 23:59:00 | More by rangerred
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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
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
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3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours dark brown with deep red tints. A medium sized light mocha head dissipated quickly to leave behind lots of nice lacing.

Smell is dark malt with a hint of bitter fruity chocolate.

Taste is nice, plenty of malt in the forefront. A hop brightness is in the middle of the taste, and a chocolate bitterness on the finish.

Texture is clean. Slightly astringent with a bite. Carbonation is a tad high, but great to drink.

Great complex flavors here. Not quite as nut brown as a Samuel Smiths, but good nonetheless.


02-17-2012 10:46:58 | More by Drinkerofales
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

05-14-2013 00:05:07 | More by freewill35
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-23-2014 04:05:28 | More by drinkin-beeers
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-23-2014 09:14:20 | More by gtermi
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

09-28-2012 02:33:04 | More by kuhndog
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-09-2013 00:21:04 | More by Supergenious
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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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-02-2014 15:19:32 | More by dedbeer
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-03-2013 20:32:35 | More by kjkinsey
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2014 19:18:31 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.