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Sierra Blanca Nut Brown Beer - Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

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Sierra Blanca Nut Brown BeerSierra Blanca Nut Brown Beer

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 10.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande) visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Nut Brown is brewed with English Ale yeast. In English tradition, we use only English Fuggle hops, which are low in bitterness and produce a mild floral hop taste. The complexity of this Nut Brown is created mainly by the Chocolate and Dark Chocolate malted barley. There is a roasted coffee flavor with hints of chocolate and nutty or nutmeg finish on the back of the tongue.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 12-23-2002)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep clear ruby with basically no head (from a very gentle pour). Heavy nut fragrance, surprise, surprise. Molasses present as well. Flavor is strong with nuts. Might be a bit too much for some as it is pretty distinct and in your face...err...mouth. Actually. I think it is a bit too much for me. It seems to just hijack the beer and take over everything, without allowing anything else to really speak for itself much. Over time though it does seem to calm down a bit...or maybe my tongue is overloaded and can’t taste it anymore. Feel is thick and syrupy. I have to knock the drinkability down because of the intense nut flavor and thick syrupy feel. It is so strong that I wouldn’t be able to go anymore than just this one. Nice to try. Nicer to move on to something else.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 08:57:20 | More by RblWthACoz
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javlin624

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-16-2014 02:58:49 | More by javlin624
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Kentucky

3/5  rDev -15%

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Oklahoma

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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A - dark brown high clarity. No head at all. Zero. Bottle is very drab.

S - sweet. Malty. Rich. Maple toast and pecan sandies.

T - pleasant. Nutty tones ( obviously ) sweet. See above aromas.

M - better mouth feel than the appearance would suggest. Silky and smooth yet mildly fizzy. A touch watery.

D - a pleasant delightful little surprise of a beer. It is very unassuming in appearance yet delivers well.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 00:21:00 | More by jeranbrews
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MightiestBeard

Florida

3/5  rDev -15%

04-06-2014 19:17:02 | More by MightiestBeard
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Ohio

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Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-09-2014 14:31:19 | More by Karibourgeois
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Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

02-14-2014 03:39:07 | More by thereal_adam
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

01-12-2014 14:09:39 | More by rorjets
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-11-2014 04:09:56 | More by kmos27
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -15%

01-03-2014 04:47:43 | More by StoutHunter
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -15%

12-26-2013 00:16:50 | More by Kerrie
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-14-2013 00:36:06 | More by mikefuski17
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ryker47

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-13-2013 01:41:41 | More by ryker47
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mattcrill

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma: Deep baker's chocolate character up front. Bordering on roasty. Dark bread crust and toast-like malt character. Moderately low earthy hop character. Clean fermentation profile.

Appearance: Mahogany pour, clear, and a low off-white head that retains well. Appears still in my dimpled stein.

Flavor: Big burst of milk chocolate character up front. More toasty and slightly nutty malt profile. There is a slight enjoyable sweetness that gets off-set by the earthy bitter hop character. Slightly smokey but very understated and in the background. Balance is nearly even. Finish is clean and dry. A pleasant chocolate-like after taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. A slight carbonic bite. No astringency or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Wow! I have to admit, I find most Northern English Browns pretty boring. This was bordering on something like a beefy Brown with enough malt character to hang out with Brown Porters and possibly some Robust Porters. Enjoyed this immensely. Nice job.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 22:49:51 | More by mattcrill
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-23-2013 14:39:16 | More by TequilaTom
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4.0 - Nice super dark brown color with a thick off white head that leaves a nice lacing.

S - 4.0 - Nutty, roasty, coffee, peanut butter, smoke.

T - 4.25 - Roasty nuttiness, coffee, smoke. Caramel.

M - 4.0 - Medium. Alc covered. Aftertaste is roasty nuttiness.

O - 4.0 - One of the best nut browns I've had, by far. Great beer and I'm proud to say it's from a small brewery right next door to AZ in NM!

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:43:37 | More by ISmith87
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Colorado

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Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -15%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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RattleheadKV2

New Mexico

3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic glass

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, with a fingers worth of tan head that dissipates rather quickly.

Smell: Sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee and biscuits.

Taste: Again more sweet malty flavors of chocolate, caramel and toffee. With a nice bready biscuit quality at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body , very silky with a touch of bitterness at the end.

Overall: Fairly decent Nut Brown, very tasty, and very sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Brown with a good finger of dirty white head. Lots of bubbles visible.

Good smell of roasted malt and the "nutty".

Tastes of roasted malt, a little chocolate in the background and mild bitterness at the end.

Smooth texture, lots of bubbles, medium body.

A good brown ale. A little more of a creamy body would make this better for me, but it was enjoyable nevertheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 04:03:38 | More by Fatehunter
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Sierra Blanca Nut Brown Beer from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
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