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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale
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Ratings: 507
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 25
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Auraan
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured an excellent dark brown with off white head that looks ruby red when held up to a light. The scent was excellent, rich roasted malt, toffee, nutty notes and a bit of dark coffee were all present on the nose. Very enticing. The flavor delivered on this promise, beginning with a hit of roast malt, moving into toffee and roast malt, and finishing with rich nutty notes and a slight coffee like aftertaste. The mouthfeel was good, with a medium carbonation that made the beer quite easy to drink. The body was medium-light which contributed to this ease. An all around excellent brown ale, easily the best I've tried as of this date.

Auraan, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Jeffreysan
5/5  rDev +25.6%

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany color with two full fingers of oatmeal-colored head that dissolved into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of roasted malt and dark bread, with some brown sugar and toffee.

Taste: Roasty, malty, nutty, delicious! Lots of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread like pumpernickel, followed by some brown sugar-like sweetness, and finished with some nicely balanced hops. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. Some good carbonation to slightly tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is one of the best American made versions of an English Nut Brown Ale that I’ve ever had! It’s absolutely delicious!! Fans of brown ales should definitely give it a try. I’m certainly going to get some more of this!!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

MASPuros, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

MynamesRickJames, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of wulfie85
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Love this brown ale. Smooth and satisfying the way a brown should be. Try this one it is worth it.

wulfie85, Nov 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

imyourhero21, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Thingus, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Victor, Oct 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

ycortez, May 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Unknownreasn, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

AApparel, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Alek, Feb 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

earitt, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of coati858
4.83/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I can't tell you how fortunate I feel to live close enough to AleSmith to get growlers of this. It's a shame it doesn't appear to be available in bottles from stores.

Absolutely delicious -- the "Goldilocks" of the browns, at least for me.

All the flavors perfectly in balance. Enough hops to have make their presence known subtly rather than them running around the beer like a bull in a china shop. Lots of darker malt/grain (but not really sweet) flavor without any particular roasting note overriding the chorus.

Started drinking this poured out of the growler at refrigerator temp out of a standard pint glass. Finished some of the last of a glass at near-room temp. The flavors brightened up as it warmed, but it was great all the way through the range.

If I only had one beer to drink for the rest of my life, this would fit the bill nicely.

coati858, Jan 14, 2008
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

t-rav, May 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

KidsDoc, Mar 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

meangreenc, May 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Jeysun23, Jul 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

solargoat, Sep 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

mroberts1204, Mar 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

agaloco9, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.7/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer rests in my glass with a thick tan head and a bright brown color. This beer has a subtle nutty aroma to it. There is a nice caramel malt sweetness here that is backed up by toasted malt flavors and a nuttiness that is found in the finish. This beer is packed with solid malt flavors that just jump out of my glass. This is one of the best Nut Brown ales that I have ever had, probably is the best. It is just so enjoyable and so well integrated.

Gueuzedude, Jun 26, 2004
Photo of dbalsock
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So I really like brown ales, especially english brown ales... and this is the best one I've ever had.

Appearance: Pretty casual brown with a below average head. Frustratingly the head dissappeared shortly after the beer was served.

Smell: Nutty, chocolatey and fully malty, this beer smelled like it was a malt lovers dream.

Taste: I was expecting an unbalanced malt fest from the smell, and I didn't get it... awesome. Everything from the aroma was present, the chocolate tasting amazing, like sweet milk chocolate. However, there was also a subtle hop characteristic: not fruity, not plantlike, but soothing to the malt tastes.

Mouthfeel: The smoothness and heavier body (than most brown ales) made this almost perfect, but the bitterness at the end was perfect... not overbearing and not understated.

Drinkability: I guzzled this down, and would gladly choose this if I could only drink one beer for the rest of my life.

dbalsock, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of Bricelyn
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured like milk from a Growler (The only way to get head from a growler) it produces on fingers worth of head, this beer separates the light into three darker ambers like an out of focus monochrome Abstract. Beatifull or maybe I've allready had too much! It's smell is like fire roasted nuts and a slight maltiness. Taste is similar to a smoked porter but lighter and there are definitely some nuts in there somewhere I just can't get to them. Light Carbonation and very dry this beer is very drinkable and I am sessionning it to my wifes dismay! Gotta love the Alesmilth guys and gals!!

Bricelyn, May 04, 2009
Photo of Hershdawg
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Growler into a tulip.

A: dark brown with a thin white head. The head fades to a white ring on the edge. Slight lacing on the edge of glass.

S: Nutty roasty smell.

T: Dark caramel, roast, toasted nuts, lingering sweetness. Super tasty.

M: Great mouthfeel but a little watery for my taste.

D: Very drinkable tasty session brown.

Hershdawg, Jul 17, 2010
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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 507 ratings.