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

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +13%

JBembenek, Aug 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ralphw56, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

javlin624, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Wservati, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of jeranbrews
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

jeranbrews, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of MightiestBeard
3/5  rDev -15.3%

MightiestBeard, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Trfagan3, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

thereal_adam, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

rorjets, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of kmos27
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

kmos27, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

StoutHunter, Jan 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Kerrie, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

mikefuski17, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

ryker47, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of mattcrill
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

mattcrill, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

TequilaTom, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
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!

ISmith87, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

acslatersbtb, Oct 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

zillo043068, May 27, 2013
Photo of RattleheadKV2
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

RattleheadKV2, Mar 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

LXIXME, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

buckyp, Dec 29, 2012
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Sierra Blanca Nut Brown Beer from Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
81 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.