Nut Brown Ale - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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Reviews by Groomsy:
3.75/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, bottling date of October 2010. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Poured a deep, almost opaque brown with hints of orange and red when held to the light. Thin one-finger head dissipates quickly into a coat of film on top of the beer. Some sip rings down the glass, but not a lot of lacing.
Smell: Maple syrup, heavy caramel malts, molasses, and hints of brown sugar and milk chocolate. Lots of nutty undertones as well. Very little hop presence. Very enticing and promising, almost mouthwatering. Some yeast esters enter as the beer warms as well.
Taste: Lots of caramel and malts hit the tongue at first, followed by some of the syrup and molasses in the middle. The ending of this beer is really cool, though. The nutty flavors mix wonderfully with a more pronounced maple flavor as well as a slightly bitter smokiness, chocolate, and coffee flavor.
Mouthfeel: The beer kind of coats the mouth with the dry coffee flavor in the finish, but it certainly doesn't stop you from taking another drink. Fairly thin but pleasing and mostly suitable to the flavor. Part of me wants to think that this is slightly more carbonated than it should be for the style, but it works well.
Drinkabililty: A definite good, easy-going beer for the later months in the year, but with enough complexity for craft drinkers to enjoy. I'm glad I supported my local brewery by getting a six-pack of this. I'll definitely go after it again.
A nice, complex, but drinkable craft beer worth seeking out for those in the area. Very nice interpretation of a traditional English style.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2010 00:12:28 | More by Groomsy
More User Reviews:
3.51/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle, notched to show a bottle don date of April 2013, served in a snifter.
Hazy dark reddish brown body; small partial head despie a vigouous pour, and most of this is soon gone.
Aroma: about spot on for style, with a nice bit of nutty roasted grains as well as sweet malts and toffee.
Flavor: largely follows the aroma, but is a bit sweeter than expected.
Feel: light body is a bit too thin. Smooth.
O: allowed to warm before serving but not enough; it continued to improve with further warming.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 23:37:05 | More by chinchill
Nut Brown Ale from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
82 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.