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

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82
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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.42/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer from the bottle to a tumbler at 50 degrees. This beer was a nice mahoganny color but that was all that was nice about it. It had a thin head that was gone in 30 seconds. The smell was sour and the taste was flat. There was no indication this was a nut brown which is my favorite beer type. In fact this tasted like nothing. Maybe it was just a bad example but I will not purchase again.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

not the worst beer i've ever had

Photo of A_Frayed_Knot
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

I prefer browns less sweet than this one by Bluegrass. It was difficult to detect nuttiness apart from slightly resembling a marzen's character; and although carbonation held, I couldn't keep from wondering what it would be like to find sweetness in the aftertaste, not at the front. Like the M&M standby "melt in your mouth -- not in your hand!" I wanted the sweetness to find me not smack me at the onset practically before I'd raised my hand-held beverage to sip!

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a single of this from Bigg's in Western Hills, OH. I cannot slam this beer to bad because it is from the bluegrass(my alba mater is NKU, go NORSE!!). This brew seemed watery thin with little mouthfeel. The taste was a bit chocalatey but not very pronounced. The head was impressive and lacing was present in glass. It drinks ok but nothing to write home about. I will give other beers from this little gem in the bluegrass a shot.

Photo of NJpadreFan
2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bluegrass- Nut Brown Ale

A- Light amber brown with a small non lacing head.
S- Sweet brown sugar malt with a touch of chocolate.
T- Sweet brown sugar and molasses malt with a dusting of chocolate powder.
M- Sweet and cloying. Very sugary with the mildest of a dry finish.

Overall- Nah, just didn't do it for me. Too sweet and cloying, very little flavor other than some malt and chocolate. Pass on this 1.

Photo of NODAK
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma is malty and sweet, with notes of caramel, molasses and nuttiness as well. Spot on.

The taste really follows the aroma quite nicely. A caramel malt sweetness is prevelant on the body with a bit of molasses and dark fruit as well...this is paired with a more subtle but definitely noticeable nuttiness. The nuttiness has an "ashy" quality to it that's offputting though. It just doesn't taste right. There's zero hop character as far as I can tell.

There is some that this beer does well, but the nutty taste is just off...and that really hurts the enjoyability of it. I stopped trying to finish my 6 pack.

Photo of tut2528
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a deep amber color with fair carbonation and head retention

smell: light on the nose, but nuts and malt are dominant. There seems to be a slight hint of sweet caramel/molasses as well but that is all.

taste: very light on the tongue. again malt and nuts are the main components and are in balance with one another. Again, there is a slight caramel note but the grain aspect throws off the beer (IMO). hops finish this beer off.

overall, i believe this average at best. this would be a beer that i would recommend to someone who is just starting to get into microbrews because of the lack of complexity and the fact that its rather light on the tongue.

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2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a crystal clear, light brown color with a slightly tanned head of about one finger in size. No retention and no lacing. The head becomes a slight film on the beer.

Aroma is pretty much non existent. I dont feel comfortable with giving a 2 on aroma unless the beer smells horrible, but a lack of aroma brings about something just above that. Perhaps a touch of caramel and hazelnut.

Unoffensive flavor with some decent malt profile with a decent nuttiness as well. Very balanced but not overly indulgent.

Average beer. Brown ales always seem boring to me so this basically fits the bill. Easy to drink with a suprisingly creamy mouthfeel. A good brown ale.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of perryw
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle, dated 09/10, in to a pint glass. Not sure what was going on, but each one of these has foamed up entirely too much. One ended up with about 80% head and a small amount of beer at the bottom. So very annoying to pour. When it settles, the head is cream colored and the body is a amber brown color.

The smell has a sweet malt flavor to it, with some nuttiness.

I saw another reviewer mention a metallic aftertaste, so I'm glad I'm not alone. There's a sweet nutty flavor to begin with, but that metallic taste I get at the end is a buzzkill.

Despite the crazy head to begin with, the beer doesn't feel overly carbonated. I bought a six pack and am sorta glad that I gave two of them away.

Photo of Brenden
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a murky brown that clears up quickly to leave a much clearer brown color. I can tell from looking at it that it may be a but thin. The head pours decently and dissipates to a thin film but is present throughout. Light lacing is also present.

The smell is different from anything I've had before. The yeast being so strong up front is surprising. A little maltiness with minimal hops and some nutty sweet notes as well.

The taste is similar. Yeast is strongest up front. Light caramel notes and a touch of nuttiness. Thinness is evident in the taste as it seems a bit watered-down. Not as well-balanced as it could be due to a real lack of hops character.

This one begins pretty heavily carbonated but calms down quite a bit. Mouthfeel is quite thin and watery.

This one isn't too bad, but the main issues are the thinness and the watery taste and feel, and it could be better balanced for sure. I'd give it a try just to check it out, but I would pick a better nut brown for a regular.

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Nut Brown Ale from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
82 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.