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Green Flash Nut Brown Ale - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Nut Brown AleGreen Flash Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jcalabre on 08-24-2003)
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Reviews by Dmann:
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Dmann

California

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

I have not been a huge fan of Green Flash brews in the past, but this one was quite good. The beer poured a great dark brown color and proceded to let off a great frothy head that left good lace on the glass. The smell was not the strongest but still had enough nutty maltiness to satisfy. I dug the taste of this one though. Sweet malt in the start and during the middle I detected a porter like dark chocolate flavor and the finish was a little dry but very nice. This beer rides a fine line between a light porter and a very dark brown ale but the flavor is great and I would definantly recommend it.

05-27-2006 10:06:23 | More by Dmann
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

12 oz bottle. Pours a ruby brown with a decent fluffy off white head that goes to a film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is grains and a little chocolate with some vegetal notes.

The flavor is sweet nutty chocolate malts with a lightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium with sharp carbonation.

Overall a solid brown ale. I'm not a big fan of the brown ales anymore unless they are hoppy though.

09-14-2006 01:31:40 | More by Beaver13
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%

poured into a nonic glass from a 12oz stubby brown bottle with a crimped on cap.

Reddish/brown color,clear with some hazieness. Light tan head dissapated fairly quick to a constiant coating of foam with some spotty lacing.

A good pleasing aroma,nutty,lots of dark fruityness,sweet carmell,a bit tart,candy-like aromas with a faint berry-like aromas also.

Complex malt tastes,very nutty,carmell/toffee with chocolaty overtones throughout.Some grassiness with fruity mid tastes.A smooth bitterness with a good tart finish. A very good tasting beer with a lot of maltiness.

Light mouthfeel,creamy with some grainyness. Easy drinking would like to drink more, just not all night.
I give this one a try especially if you like malty beers.

02-21-2007 01:20:18 | More by jcdiflorio
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Appears ruby brown forms a nice off white tan caramel head leaves even streaks of lacing. Aroma has a nutty caramel toasted malt character with herbal hops and some sweet bready nut tones as well. Taste is very nice mild soft chocolate toasted nuts created from the darker roasts somewhat creamy tone finishes with light herbal hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied evenly carbonated stays on the palate. Drinkability has a nice overall welcoming flavor not crazy for brown/nut brown ales but this is pretty nice and I could defintiely drink a few.

02-27-2006 19:34:47 | More by WVbeergeek
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Green Flash- Nut Brown Ale

Appearance- Brownish black (like coca-cola) with a weak fizzy ead.
Smell- Roasted hazelnuts with a touch of chocolate.
Taste- Chocolate with a touch of roasted hazelnut.
Mouthfeel- soda carbonation up front but becoming smoother in the end.

Overall- A decent Nut Brown but the carbonation was a little too much for me. Not bad otherwise.

02-24-2007 23:52:13 | More by NJpadreFan
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%

A malty beer, with a somewhat sweet but dry and unsatisfying finish. Medium brown colour with a bit of foaming head. Malty nutty aroma. Smooth drinking and creaminess in medium mouthfeel. Drinkable..once. A touch of kola bean, but not a very intensive flavour beer.

01-30-2008 04:10:43 | More by Sammy
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +7.2%

A - Hazy brown and nutty looking with a small but persistent beige head. Little lace is left on the glass, and swirling doesn't help the head much.

S - Nuts embedded in toffee and drizzled with caramel...wrapped up in a bundle of hop leaves. Yup, that's what I smell.

T - This has a nice hop presence for a brown ale, and the tight grassy hop flavors help keep this from being to sweet. I love the caramel and toffee covered nut flavors!

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry, hoppy finish. Nice!

D - This has session written all over it. Not mind-blowingly complex or anything, this is an outstandingly drinkinkable beer. Fantabulous!

04-05-2008 20:53:33 | More by pmcadamis
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

Pours a garnet color with ruby highlights, topped by an inch of sturdy tan head. Pleasant, rich aroma of roasted malt, with notes of caramel, bread, and hazelnut. Palate is rich and sweet, full of roasted caramel malt. Body is a touch creamy, conveying the sweetness of the malt well. A tasty, if not particularly complex, brew.

05-23-2006 07:05:51 | More by ElGordo
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Rootdog316

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Rich autumnal brown with red tinge. Head quickly dissipates but retains a thin layer and leaves lacings around glass. Big nutty, cocoa/chocolate, coffee, with faint toasty caramel aroma and taste. Aroma is melded together perfectly as is the flavor. Very sweet. Chewy malt. Hops are employed solely to balance. Watery feel on the palate. Slightly dry finish.

03-11-2008 01:13:22 | More by Rootdog316
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-24-2012 02:34:50 | More by cliff1066
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Pours orange/red with a fluffy 2 fingers+ tan head. Average head retention & good lacing

S: Toasted malt & a hint of nuttyness

T: Toasted malts, nuts & a woody dryness up front. Sweetness (brown sugar) & choclate creeps in on the back of the throat as it warms. Finshes a little grainy & dry

MF: Slightly thin, prickly & overcarbonated with a light/medium body

Drinks pretty good, but a little more malt profile is needed to round this out or maybe hops to yank it in another direction, worth a try

10-14-2006 03:41:44 | More by russpowell
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HalfFull

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep copper amber with a bit of haze. Head dissipates swiftly and offers temporary lacing down the glass.

Smells of deep roasted malts, a bit nutty but not overwhelmingly so. Sweet roasted coffee flavors linger.

Taste is smooth and slightly malty, albeit too carbonated initially. This soon balances and yields a nice chewy malt structure which enhances the feel of the brew.

Drinkability is decent. After a few I think I would long for a drier finish. Though quite fitting for the style.

06-07-2008 08:23:32 | More by HalfFull
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Gmann

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Based off my notes from my LA trip. Pours a chestnut brown color with an average light tan head that dissipated into a slight cap. The aroma is a tad faint, I pick up some light roasted malt and chocolate. The taste is of toasted malt, some roasted malt, and a nice chestnut flavor. A mild, grassy hop followed in the end. The feel was moderate and finished well balanced. Overall a good nut brown ale.

01-21-2008 04:31:08 | More by Gmann
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to pint glass. The liquid is brown with good carbonation. The head is 2 fingers dark tan and leaves little lace.

The smell slight hops over a typical nutty brown.

The taste follows Nutty roasted malt with an extra bit of APA hops. An odd mix that does not work real well.

Mouthfeel is medium body and good carbonation.

The drinkability is ok I'll drink it but I won't buy more. MK

12-15-2006 03:51:49 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%

A: Poured a burnt amber with chestnut brown hues and a slight tan head.

S: a nutty sweet caramel roasting with some light chocolate hints.

T: The flavor started out semi-sweet with some toffee and a light buttery nuttiness which was followed by some dark coffee, chocolate and a light caramel cherry sweetness. The hopping was earthy but was the malt palate that stood out the most for this beer.

M: medium body, with some light chewy notes and a good roasted nuttiness lacing.

D: Good drinkability, nothing to extreme, just a honest good nut brown.

04-14-2008 22:46:35 | More by beerthulhu
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%

A 12 oz bottle from a Green Flash variety case purchased at Westy's.

A: The ale is a deep muddy brown color with reddish highlights. There was a moderate-sized head on the pour that has completely dissipated to a small white ring.

S: The ale has a nutty malt aroma that is punctuated by toffee notes. The hops don't do a lot here.

T: The ale is a chewy dense pool of malts. There are sweet toffee flavors and drier toasted nut flavors. The transition from toffee to nut is smooth and does not jar the taste buds. There aren't a lot of hops here, but they really aren't missed.

M: The variety of malts is very enjoyable to sip.

D: Pretty close to a session beer, the beer has a lower-tasting abv (the brewery's website does not divulge the info) and a pleasant malt body that sits mildly in the mouth.

11-12-2006 19:07:39 | More by akorsak
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Padron4KM

Arizona

2.53/5  rDev -29.5%

12 oz bottle. No freshness date noted.

Reddish brown, 1 finger tan head. Spotty lacing.

Roasty malt, caramel notes, light sugar. Flavor is lightly nutty, burnt sugar, touch of sourness.

Nothing spectacular, but a decent beer. I would drink again if given one, or if it was a choice between this and Newcastle.

11-01-2006 06:21:15 | More by Padron4KM
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PeatReek

California

2.68/5  rDev -25.3%

Copper brown body, clear pour, thin lid of off-white head. Taste has a bizarre metallic sweetness, followed by a slightly sour hop flavor. Definitely toward the mild end, bitterness-wize, but that just lets the malt profile shine through. Hm... not a big fan.

06-02-2006 05:35:58 | More by PeatReek
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Boilermaker88

California

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Clear dark brown coloring, moderate carbonation, and a decent 1" light tan head that sputtered down to a small ring leaving no lace.

Nose had a mix of caramel malt and a vague buttery veggie note. The taste had a decent roasted malt flavor and a touch of nutty buttery flavor that evoked memories of Newcastle Brown Ale. Still sweet in the finish as the hops stay tame and let the malt aspect carry throughout. Hint of veggie in the finish. Feel was medium and a tad watery.

Overall, not bad but nothing great. Not a brew I'm gonna rush out to find again.

02-26-2006 18:58:41 | More by Boilermaker88
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SixpointJMH

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -15.6%

Pours a pretty nice looking brownish-amber colour with a good sized head that dissolves after a short while, leaving a decent amount of residue on the glass.

The aroma is faint: malt, earth and but dominate the little aroma that's here. Not unpleasant just bland and boring for an average aroma overall.

The flavour is more of the same bland averageness: Nut flavour shines through a bit more overall but it is still fairly faint. There's a bit of caramel and cocoa here that was not present in the aroma, but again these flavours are mild and hard to detect for the most part. Mouthfeel is a tad watery and, you guessed it, average.

This one treads water. It does nothing wrong but really doesn't do anything right. Bland all the way for a safe, middle of the road brown ale as the final result.

12-16-2006 03:36:05 | More by SixpointJMH
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Proteus93

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%

A: Deeper clay red coloured pour, a somewhat creamy head that doesn't stick around too long.

S: A nice, straight forward, slightly sweet nutty and malty aroma. A little biscuity, and perhaps some very light signs of oxidation setting in.

T: Not quite as sweet as I thought it would be from the aroma. A rather simple toasted malt and oily nut profile.

M + D: A bit of a draft soda feel. A little burst of carbonation that kind of flattens out toward the end for a little bit of a sticky sensation - like it wanted to finish up dry, but just fell a little short. A decent anytime beer, at the very least.

06-09-2008 02:07:23 | More by Proteus93
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Murchmac

California

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours a ruby brown, not much lacing, frothy white lace sticks to the glass around the outside all the way down.

Hoppy, chocolate, burnt malts smell.

Tastes of chocolate, nutty, lingering cocoa, mild hops.

Mouthfeel is weak.

I used to drink this beer years ago in San Diego when they were just starting out. I thought it was ok then, and it's still ok now.

11-17-2007 05:12:33 | More by Murchmac
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kernalklink

Arizona

2.78/5  rDev -22.6%

Nice looking brew on the pour- ruby-red brown with a some murkiness and a nice head. Cool, clean malt aromas come through as do some hops and flowery esters. Boozy sweet caramel taste, slightly artificial but not extremely distracting. My problem was that the ester and the caramel sweetness mix was unappetizing and the finish was almost unpleasant. I love great flavor in beer, but there has to be something said for subtlety. Ill stick with my dogfish indian brown.

08-18-2007 19:44:48 | More by kernalklink
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jcalabre

California

3/5  rDev -16.4%

I had this beer on draught at Stone's 7th Anniversary party.
Appearance: This pours a clear reddish brown with a thin tan head.
Aroma: The nose on this beer is a nice roasty toasty smell.
Flavor: Up front, you're hit with a slight bit of maltiness and the finish is slightly hoppy.
I was expecting a lot more maltiness.

08-24-2003 00:08:47 | More by jcalabre
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Zorro

California

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%

A clear reddish brown colored beer with a quite good light brown colored head.

Smell is sweet and malty with a good strong chocolate aroma and a touch of patent malt char. A little bit of toffee and some nuts.

The flavor begins as sweet and slightly nutty with a stronger patent malt char flavor. Sweetness is about right and the patent malt doesn't run your tongue over with the char bus either, this is balanced. Chocolate is less in the taste than the smell and is just a bit player here. The after taste is mostly nuts here and some chocolate.

Mouthfeel is frankly a little light.

Not what you would expect from a brewery that is pretty much a hop bomb munitions factory. Not a bad brown ale but I would have expected some more herbal and buttery flavor in an English style ale. I can see drinking this again in the future.

10-27-2007 03:19:51 | More by Zorro
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Green Flash Nut Brown Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.