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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale
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BA SCORE
89
very good

498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Dactrius, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of vfgccp
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Deep ice tea and mahogany body with ruby red highlights. Bone-white head has nice retention and lace.

S - Roasted hazelnuts, brown sugar, burnt caramel, black cherries.

T - Sweet toasted almonds, dry walnuts, caramel, burnt toast, touch of black cherries, toffee.

M - Medium-light to light frame with a nice creaminess.

O - Nice toasted tree nut flavor and a light, sessionable body.

vfgccp, Oct 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Dawkins, Oct 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

IWannaEatFood, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

sbart518, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

bpfrush, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 8-6-13

A - clear brown with mohogany highlights and a thick fluffy tan head that sticks around.

S - roasted nuts, fresh baked bread, cocoa.

T - fresh baked bread, cocoa, toffee, roasted nuts, light earthy hop bitterness, faint dark dried fruit.

M - light side of medium, creamy with low carbonation and a dry finish.

D - great example of the style.

brewcrew76, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

MarkyMOD, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Beermazter310, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber bottled 8/6/13.

Served chilled into a shaker pint glass, Alesmith's Nut Brown Ale is a dark redish brown color with good clarity seen on the pour. It has about an inch of head but settles fairly quickly to just a skim layer.

Aroma is sweet and malty with a pleasant toasted malt and distinctive English ale yeast.

Flavor is definately malt-forward but with enough hop and dark malt to give pleasant bitterness and balance. It does have some nuttiness too so it does fit the style.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. It would be great on nitro.

Overall a really enjoyable brown ale. I'm glad this brewer finally distributes in Colorado and look forward to trying more of their beers soon.

GilGarp, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of spoony
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

From an (undated) 650 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces one fat finger of grayish-khaki foam. The head lasts for a minute before fading to a patchy cap. Lacing is decent. The beer is purple-ish brown...dark brown.

S-The aroma is delicious! Lovely roasted malts give off some caramel, cocoa powder, and roasted barley grains. There is a nice balancing bit of hops that give off some citrus zest. Overall, it is semi-sweet, as you would expect for the style, and really inviting.

T-The taste mostly follows the smell with cocoa nib and caramel being the major flavors. I also get a nice Brazil Nut-type flavor with just hint of bitterness. Again, nicely balanced between sweetness, roasted flavors, and bitterness.

M-The brew is barely medium body with a fine, but persistent carbonation.

O-This is a well-done brown. The smell, in particular, is really inviting and exhibits great intensity and balance. The taste doesn't quite live up to the smell, but it is close. Again, nice balance of malty flavors with just the right kick of hops. The feel is a bit odd and maybe a bit light, but it actually makes the beer more drinkable than other browns. A really nice session or almost-session beer at 5% ABV.

spoony, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Tyrawlings, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

DenverBigRed, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Zuidman, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ROGUE16, Sep 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Wedcat, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

crob3888, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Tom_Gilman, Sep 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

bigred89, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jurbanik, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of Gavage
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: dark brown in color with a 1/2" head that lingers around a while before creating a nice spotty surface covering.

Smell: loads of malt sweetness and chocolate flavors rise from the glass.

Taste: bready malt profile with a decent milk chocolate flavor, some brown sugar, some dark fruit sweetness, and a bit of nuttiness comes through late. Bitterness is moderate here.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother towards the finish.

Overall: an easy to quaff brown ale that is a bit hearty, along with a strong flavor profile. This beer was super fresh on tap and it really shines.

Gavage, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

heavenlyStash, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mahogany brown with a soft gold hue around the edges when held to the light. Has a fat head of loose beige foam that fell slowly enough to a cap and ring. Body is clear and carbonation constantly refreshes. Nose is nits, and toasted malts. There's a light sweet caramel underneath, some rich toffee and a nice light biscuit. The nutty qualities are diverse and this has more than just peanuts. It shows a little gentle cashew smoothness and a some pecan as well. Touch of saltiness for authenticity. As it warms a hint of cocoa comes out and it's toasty. Shows an eathy hop floral on the nose as well. Taste is great. Creamy body that is thin and pretty light for all the fat malt. Toasted, earthy, nutty, light sweetness from the caramel. leaves a dry finish with enough hop bitter at the back and leaves a bit of dark fruit back there too.

All in all this a terrific nut brown ale that's got a low abv so it's great for sessioning. It's a good beer for cooler weather when a fruity hoppy beer is not what you really want. The balance is perfection as per usual with alesmith beers and this one grants enough sweetness to reward the palate and enough bitter to keep you wanting more.

utopiajane, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

RocksteadyRye, Aug 13, 2013
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.