AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - Two fingers worth of light khaki colored rich delectable froth with a slightly rocky top with some big chunky bubbles mixed in... The head becomes even richer and creamier as it settles a bit... Very nice retention... A good bit of small bubbled carbonation which starts sluggish and finishes with a moderate pace... The color is a medium brown with a very faint reddish hue... Sheets of lacing cling to the glass as the session proceeds...
S - A mix of sweet over ripened fruit to start... Brown sugar... Some nuttiness... Light woody notes... A hint of caramel... All the components compliment one another wonderfully which adds another layer of depth and complexity...
T - The palate is an exact repeat of the nose, but everything is slightly more subdued than expected... The over ripened fruit sticks out the most and everything else takes a distant back seat... The brown sugar, nuttiness and caramel are present but lie far beneath the surface...
M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Limited carbonation... Perhaps slightly thin... Goes down easily sip after sip... Lush to start, turning slightly juicy and finishing with a slight touch of dryness...
D - Easy drinking and enjoyable... Not a bad beer by any means... There's lot of good stuff going on here, especially the aroma... However, the flavor and mouthfeel could use a little more umph... With a couple of minor tweaks, this one could be elevated from very good to excellent...
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2013 01:04:06 | More by philbe311
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3.75/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
650ml bottle poured into an AleSmith snifter.
The beer pours a nice deep brown color, almost black, hues of burgundy and garnet when struck by the light, opaque texture with a thick, taut, khaki head that has decent retention and leaves a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is nice, rich sweet malts, dark brown bread, light bitterness, mild hazelnut that brings out some sweetness to pair with the malts. It's simple, but balanced and well executed. The flavors mirror well, nutty dark grains, sweet malts, a touch of cocoa and brown sugar with only the lightest bitterness, very well balanced, although they seem to feel a bit muted at the end. The mouthfeel is nice, coats the tongue well, carbonation is moderate, has a bit of chewiness at times but finishes a little meekly.
Verdict: A nice example of the English Brown Ale from AleSmith, it's simple but balanced and very sessionable at just 5% ABV. I don't often crave this style, but for those nice crisp fall days, this will definitely do the trick.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 01:41:55 | More by kevanb
3.59/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22 oz bottle, 2014 vintage, served in a wine glass.
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.
Flavor: Moderate strength nutty flavor with dark grains and a impression of dark bread. Good, lingering malty aftertaste.
O: a decent nut brown but the weakest offering I've had from this fine brewery.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 00:38:42 | More by chinchill
3.94/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance is brown with copper edges and a finger of fluffy beige head that stuck around for eternity and left thick lacing behind. The nose is nutty and bready. The flavor follows the nose but it is not as bold as the very best beers of this style. The body is not quite hearty but not thin either. The finish was very mildly dry and bitter.
Serving type: on-tap
06-25-2014 04:48:09 | More by 57md
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
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