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Nut Brown Ale - Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%


Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nut Brown Ale has a diverse grain bill which lends this traditional English ale a variety of flavors that coalesce into a remarkably smooth and pleasant drink. Additions of various pale, caramel and dark malts create a smooth, sweet malt profile with hints of roasted nuttiness. Multiple additions of English hops round out the flavors and give this classic beer a true flavor of the Old World.

29 IBU

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 11-27-2002)
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Groomsy

Kentucky

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
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Nut Brown Ale from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
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