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Classic Nut Brown Ale - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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Classic Nut Brown AleClassic Nut Brown Ale

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 8
Avg: 3.58
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Okanagan Spring Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: IronDjinn on 06-25-2003

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 8
Photo of biboergosum
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, part of the current Okanagan Springs mixed pack - they must just be bringing this one back (hence the 'classic' nomenclature, I suppose), since I've not seen it here in the past decade, or so.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber colour, with one rather skinny-ass finger of wispy, and barely bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some disintegrating ice shelf lace around the glass as things slowly recede.

It smells weakly of bready caramel malt, pithy, indistinct nuts, a twinge of day-old coffee acerbity, some ethereal dark fruity notes, and a very low-key earthy bitterness. The taste is grainy, lightly crackery caramel malt, subtle creamed coffee bitters, a tame buttery nut character, fading black orchard fruit, and a gentle earthy, weedy, and leafy hoppiness.

The bubbles are pretty heady in their evolving fizzy and frothy stature, the body on the light side of any respectable middleweight, and so-so smooth - kind of, but not noticeably so. It finishes off-dry, the gritty caramel and blase nuttiness hoping to still make it work - silly monkeys.

Yeah, nothing special going on here, just a simple, kind of neutered-seeming brown ale, one whose nutty countenance should surely be verified by, well, someone other than me. Drinkable, I suppose, if you're stuck at a seasonal shindig, and that well-meaning in-law of yours shows up with this particular 'Winter Craft Pack'.

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Photo of BigBry
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had full head, and left nice lacing down glass (have they improved this since last reviews?) even from a can.

Clear, amber in color.
Full body and taste, hoppy finish. Not overly strong flavor, but still has hint of roasted nuts.
Tastey, and enjoyable to drink.
Another good effort from Okanagan Springs.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a decent crisply clear brown ale, not much carbonation action, which therefore explains the near lack of any head worth mentioning, nor any head retention, although it does form a ring and some small lacing. Fantastic nose of sweet buttery, nutty coffee, with the smallest hint of cherry in there. The taste doesn't quite follow this up, yet still contains the roasted nut and coffeelike flavours attributed to this style. It has a pleasant round mouthfeel to it, not watery like a Newcastle.

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Classic Nut Brown Ale from Okanagan Spring Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.