Nut Brown Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
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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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.

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Jammer42
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Hoofbite84
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of bent
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Pillowburn
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of od_sf
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of bayougutter
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown and you can see ruby color when held to light. One inch off white head with decent lacing.

Smell is caramel, toffee, some chocolate.

Taste is typical of nut brown ale with the caramel, toffee, and chocolate flavors melded with just the right amount of hops. I get a little nut flavor with the hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel is spot on for the style with good carbination.

Overall a pleasant nut brown, nothing super but a little above average.

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.

Photo of Kuhnzie8637
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of raythealeman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of McAfee85
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jewellrunner
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Sinfull
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of justinm4bama
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bcal16
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

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.

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.