1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

Not Rated.
AleSmith Nut Brown AleAleSmith Nut Brown Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

542 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 542
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 25
Gots: 38 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-08-2003

Formerly known as Nautical Nut Brown Ale.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 542 | Reviews: 165 | Display Reviews Only:
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.

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!!

Photo of MASPuros
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of MynamesRickJames
5/5  rDev +25.6%

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.

Photo of imyourhero21
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Thingus
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Victor
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of ycortez
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Unknownreasn
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of AApparel
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Alek
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of earitt
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Jufu07
4.92/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of coati858
4.8/5  rDev +20.6%
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.

Photo of t-rav
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of KidsDoc
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of meangreenc
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Jeysun23
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of solargoat
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of rockernino
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of mroberts1204
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of agaloco9
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of SeanMurray
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Amazing. Taste like a sweeter New Castle...

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.