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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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

davegray, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Stillyman11, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dipso123, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of DerekMorgan
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

DerekMorgan, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of anon
4/5  rDev +0.5%

anon, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of jzlyo
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

jzlyo, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of far333
3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut colored with an oatmeal colored head that rises up minimally and settles out quickly. Surprisingly clear. Low aroma of cocoa and dark malt, a little toasted.

Flavors of dark malt, cocoa, notes of molasses and licorice, slight metallic note. A raisin note lingers. Thin mouthfeel, a bit slick. Decent beer, but I expected more from this world class brewer.

far333, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of Fcip78
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Fcip78, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Leschber, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Tjlongo90
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Tjlongo90, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of kevanb
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into an AleSmith snifter.

The beer pours a nice deep brown color, almost black, hues of burgundy and garnet when struck by the light, opaque texture with a thick, taut, khaki head that has decent retention and leaves a few spots of lace behind. The aroma is nice, rich sweet malts, dark brown bread, light bitterness, mild hazelnut that brings out some sweetness to pair with the malts. It's simple, but balanced and well executed. The flavors mirror well, nutty dark grains, sweet malts, a touch of cocoa and brown sugar with only the lightest bitterness, very well balanced, although they seem to feel a bit muted at the end. The mouthfeel is nice, coats the tongue well, carbonation is moderate, has a bit of chewiness at times but finishes a little meekly.

Verdict: A nice example of the English Brown Ale from AleSmith, it's simple but balanced and very sessionable at just 5% ABV. I don't often crave this style, but for those nice crisp fall days, this will definitely do the trick.

kevanb, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

craigreno, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Boone757, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of _morandi_
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DavidHume, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

HarleyCorps, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Unknownreasn, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Fuzzycuffs, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle, 2014 vintage, served in a wine glass.

Pours with a very durable tan head that leaves excetional lacing. The body is very dark red-brown, clear but almost opaque.

Aroma: the weak point. Nutty malts with some faint off odors.

Flavor: Moderate strength nutty flavor with dark grains and a impression of dark bread. Good, lingering malty aftertaste.

O: a decent nut brown but the weakest offering I've had from this fine brewery.

chinchill, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Joel12, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

RossFortier, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

KevinGordon, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

benjaminkhlaw, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.