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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Nut Brown AleAleSmith Nut Brown Ale

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89
very good

462 Ratings
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 24
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -49.7%

06-20-2013 19:28:25 | More by Kirk
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ILikeGoodCider

California

2.05/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A harbinger: I am not a big fan of Brown Ales.

Enjoyed on 06.26.09 from the tap, on recommendation from our server at JJ Brewsky's in Camarillo, CA. Served in a 16oz pint glass (dubbed "large").

A: Dark'ish brown w/ a disappointing head (hardly any). For an English brown I suppose it might border on average.

S: Nuts. Chocolate. Malt. As expected. Ok, maybe a ton more malt than I expected.

T: Uneventful. Really. I talked it through with my girlfriend (who didn't have this brew, but is well-versed in the finer points of craft brewing), and I couldn't come up with any other points regarding its taste that weren't typical brown ale comments.

M: Smooth & heavier than most browns. I really didn't feel the bitterness as most other reviewers found.

D: I couldn't wait to order a different brew. Sorry Alesmith, I love SOOO many of your brews (Decadence (several yrs), Speedways, Grand Cru, Horny D, Old Numb, et al.), but you let me down here...

Oh well, the Wee Heavy in my fridge will be well enjoyed in the near future!

For the record, I am a devout Alesmith fan (Tod, keep it up, I blame the distro!), I love your work.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 08:14:01 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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Rwang

California

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

10-16-2012 00:38:15 | More by Rwang
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

01-06-2013 00:17:43 | More by bostonryan
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vma

California

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

03-24-2014 05:47:56 | More by vma
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jcallover34

California

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

05-26-2014 04:17:04 | More by jcallover34
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

12-01-2012 04:38:56 | More by akttr
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

12-26-2012 17:37:03 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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tyanow

California

2.78/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: A little paler than what I would call a prototypical brown ale, with some reddish hues. Nice tan head that sticks a bit.

S: bready, a little bit of choco/caramel maltiness.

T: Nothing stands out but there is a muddled concoction of bread, dark malt, light hop....

M: Fizzy, lively, watery

D: If you want the look of a brown ale without quite so much heft, and the nuttiness of a typical brown ale is not desired or needed, one could drink a bunch of these 4.8% beers. Keep them cold as once this one warms up it loses all of it's already thin appeal.

I find this beer to be vastly overrated. I think nut brown is referring to the color and not the taste - shame. It lacks the rich smoothness that i expect from a brown ale. It is not terrible - obviously a lot of you like it, based on reviews but I find it thin and watery and lacking inspiration.

For the record - I am not 100% certain that I understand what is meant by "average" here. For a brown ale is that Newcastle? Sam Smith? Downtown brown? or is this average in overall beers?

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2009 19:44:07 | More by tyanow
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

10-10-2013 01:41:38 | More by Dawkins
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tourdot

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -24.6%

05-13-2013 04:00:55 | More by tourdot
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djaeon

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

01-22-2012 20:52:30 | More by djaeon
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-21-2013 09:38:38 | More by chippo33
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VaporDome

New York

3/5  rDev -24.6%

02-10-2013 19:43:38 | More by VaporDome
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Barhite

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-30-2013 02:07:12 | More by Barhite
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-30-2012 13:38:32 | More by jpd7374
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TheBadger0289

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

3/5  rDev -24.6%

05-11-2013 01:38:14 | More by TheBadger0289
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tlang803

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-26-2013 02:22:46 | More by tlang803
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tastymug

Washington

3/5  rDev -24.6%

02-04-2013 01:14:00 | More by tastymug
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joshwalt

California

3/5  rDev -24.6%

02-24-2012 23:54:07 | More by joshwalt
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-22-2013 01:29:10 | More by XmnwildX12
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle. Brown color, decent head. Aroma is a bit of malt vinegar and malts. More malt vinegar in the flavor but this is what I usually get from nut brown ales, there is nothing wrong with this beer. In fact I might just have a fucked up palate. Overall this was just ok and while I am glad Alesmith came to CO I will be buying the IPA and extra pale and not this.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 15:42:24 | More by ArrogantB
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-19-2013 15:58:36 | More by CDCNAM
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vidisad

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-26-2013 01:22:24 | More by vidisad
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QuakeAttack

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

01-23-2013 00:39:30 | More by QuakeAttack
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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.