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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Nut Brown AleAleSmith Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 25
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Nautical Nut Brown Ale.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-08-2003)
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Reviews by Kendo:
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Kendo

New York

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe I get a prize, @jlindros, for being the 100th reviewer of this here beer.

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is slightly hazy chestnut brown with a 1-finger khaki-colored head on top. Leaves some splotches of lace on the way down the glass.

S: Nice brown ale-type scents: first impression is the nuttiness. Also caramel and toffee and some rising bread dough. Nuttiness and sweet malt scents are dominant - and pretty strong (as they should be).

T: Mildly roasted/toasty malt at first. Also a good amount of caramel malt and some toffee, with nutty malt flavors. While the bottle says it's an "English-style ale," there's enough hop bitterness at the finish to start a limey cursing out these Californian brewers. It's an earthy hop bitterness that helps this to finish quite dry, while it offsets the sweeter malt flavors.

M: Call it a tad bit lighter than medium in heft. At first I thought it was a little thin, but after a few sips I've changed my mind on that. Carbonation is nonobtrusive, but there.

O: A solid nut brown ale. This is a style I like (brown ales in general), especially during Octoberfest time. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of good ones that readily come to mind, and at the price I paid for this (I think it was $6.99 for the bomber, which would be a $20 sixer, ounce-for-ounce) I won't be coming back to it with any regularity. But it's definitely worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 02:13:17 | More by Kendo
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Pours with a very durable tan head that leaves excetional lacing. The body is very dark red-brown, clear but almost opaque.

Aroma: the weak point. Nutty malts with some faint off odors.

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.