AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +25.6%
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.
03-02-2013 05:54:56 | More by Auraan
4.83/5 rDev +21.4%
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.
01-14-2008 20:31:03 | More by coati858
4.7/5 rDev +18.1%
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.
06-26-2004 19:53:14 | More by Gueuzedude
4.68/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
09-21-2006 04:38:55 | More by dbalsock
4.68/5 rDev +17.6%
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!!
05-04-2009 02:42:02 | More by Bricelyn
4.65/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
07-17-2010 02:48:12 | More by Hershdawg
4.63/5 rDev +16.3%
I had this beer on tap at the Liar's Club. I have never seen it anywhere else, so I am happy that it is always at the Liar's Club.
This beer pours a redish brown color with a nice looking ruby tint. It has a light tan head, that fades slowly, leaving many thick laces.
This beer has a nice toasted malt aroma. It smells nutty. It also has a good caramel sweet aroma to it. Not much hop presence.
This beer tastes much like the aroma leads on. It is pleasently nutty, with a mild toasted malt flavor. Caramel sweetness in present. As with the aroma, the hop profile is rather low.
This beer is quite refreshing. It goes down very smooth, leaving a nutty aftertaste. This beer is perfectly carbonated.
I think this beer would make a perfect session beer if you could find it. It is low in alcohol, and that can be nice. Also, it has a great flavor, and wouldnt get overbearing.
Overall: I really like this beer. It is easy to drink with the low alcohol. I wish it was more available. It is a winner.
08-10-2006 00:35:13 | More by OStrungT
4.58/5 rDev +15.1%
A- Pours a very dark brown hue, moderate tan creamy head that is mostly diminishing, fair lacing throughout
S- Nose is dominated by a range of nuts including hazelnut, pecans, and almonds, roasted malts, tones of coffee and cocoa/milk chocolate, some light hops too
T- Initial taste is of roasted nuts and malts as expected, followed by sweet chocolate tinged with espresso, finishes with crisp hop bitterness in the lasting finish, very well-balanced and complex brown!
M- Light-medium bodied, creamy to watery texture, good carbonation
D- At under 5%abv, this is a standout brown session ale that is smooth and delicious, I recently drank about 6 pints over the course of a few hours at a local lounge and was feeling fine all night long, this is one of only two "core" styles that Alesmith doesn't bottle, but I look forward to drinking it whenever I stumble upon it at fine SD bars and eateries
10-03-2007 05:10:11 | More by Stoneman78
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
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