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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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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 Pillowburn
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of bent
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of vcoggins
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of od_sf
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of justinm4bama
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Hoofbite84
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dugly2ugly
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of kuhndog
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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 Gorthaur25
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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.

Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of rangerred
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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.

Photo of Jammer42
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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.

Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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