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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Nut Brown AleAleSmith Nut Brown Ale

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89
very good

413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%


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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle dated from August 2013, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 10/23/2013.

Pours a dark black body actually, and barely illuminates a very dark, opaque brown when held up to the light. Nice 2cm white head that looks rather effervescent. Good lacing all over the glass as it goes down.

Smells like a solid brown ale. Sweet milk chocolate, a bit of roasty malts in the background.. not too smoky, evokes some caramel, toffee and molasses.

Flavour profile is a very clean brown ale profile. Sweet caramel, toffee, brown sugar mixed in with some sweet milk chocolate and roast malts. A little bit of bitterness comes from an earthy hop presence that isn't very strong, perhaps its also some reminder of black coffee. Complex but very clean and enjoyable.

Creamy, thicker bodied for a brown ale. Goes down very smoothly, a bit drying of a finish but not too much so. Very sessionable at 5%, I drank a bomber of this on my own very easily after having a few beers already. Aftertaste is mostly an earthy bitterness that complements that malty sweetness that brown ales typically deliver. Very balanced and smooth.

Enjoyable brown ale. A bit on the bitter side, but very smooth, creamy and sessionable with a great brown ale flavour profile. I really enjoyed this and at $4.99 a bomber, it's a solid purchase if you enjoy brown ales.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 04:13:31 | More by Stevedore
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

well, packaging sure has changes on this since the one shown, but the beer in the bottle remains one of the quintessential american made examples of the style, and for the price, probably the best (at least to my knowledge). love this stuff. earth tones and cocoa of the semisweet variety are the primary smell and flavor elements of this thin looking light brown beer, as red amber as it is brown really. not a long enough lasting head for me, but it shows well on first pour. add to the cocoa and the earthy nuttiness a mild vanilla complex, a minerality in the water profile, a cola weirdness, a toffee dessert vibe, and a yeast that shows elements of both burton and california ale, and you have an elegant yet sturdy, complex yet drinkable, bold yet forgiving nut brown that does everything i want it to and nothing i dont. when i consider that this bomber is widely available and costs between 6 and 7 dollars, i realize that if these types of brown are your jam, this is clearly your jelly. the only brown ale i really need for quite some time.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 04:57:15 | More by StonedTrippin
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Rich dark brown in color with great clarity. A thin layer of white foam rests on top. Brussels lacing. Luscious nutty aroma along the lines of hazelnut and caramel greets me. Delicious hazelnut dominates the dark malt flavor. The mouth is smooth and silky.

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Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.99
Purchased: Feb. 22, 2014
Consumed: March 2, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on Dec. 20, 2013

Poured a dark brown, almost black color with three fingers of khaki tan rocky head. A good amount of semi-layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention.

Smelled dark chocolate, roasty malts, roasted nuts, coffee beans, chocolate ice cream, toffee, caramel, cocoa and Honey Nut Cheerios.

Tasted caramel, toffee, chocolate milk, cocoa, roasty nuts, bitter coffee beans, fudge, biscuits and Cheerios.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish.

I really enjoyed this beer. Great for the style and something I’d certainly have again.

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A - Great color. Head lasts for a long time

S - Excellent aroma of nuts and vanilla notes

T - Nutty, vanilla, true to smell. Found the taste a bit subtle.

M - Wow - the mouthfeel is outstanding. Silk, head lasts a long time and brings a lot to this party.

O - Longing for more flavor to give this beer a higher score.

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.