Nut Brown Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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