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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

461 Ratings
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Ratings: 461
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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wedge

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark walnut with a very nice creamy head on the surface. Smells nutty, as the name would suggest. Toasted malt, grainy chocolate, toffee, and leather - all with a charred edge. Flavor is similarly malty, but with more of an earthy hop presence. Dark chocolaty malt, nutty coffee, and just a bit of fruit to brighten things up. Not rich - more bittersweet, and clean. Medium-light bodied, slightly creamy, and quite drinkable. I like it...

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 23:08:45 | More by wedge
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, reddish glow where the light hits, and small head but nice lacing. Aroma is cocoa, roasted coffee, hazelnut, creamy toffee, slightly flowery, faint bit of lemon, soap, and other nut varieties. Nice basic nut brown aromas with a little extra character of its own. Taste is lightly sweet with chewy biscuit caramelly malt, grains, soft bitterness, and flavors of malty bread, nuts, and again coffee and cocoa. Nicely done for this style of beer which I find I don't regularly crave. Very easy drinking which makes it appropriate all year long.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2014 22:56:53 | More by tastybeer
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PastelBlack

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-09-2014 03:41:57 | More by PastelBlack
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-08-2014 21:25:21 | More by Evan
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irthesteve

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-06-2014 03:49:18 | More by irthesteve
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-01-2014 13:28:12 | More by wrightst
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dutesanch

California

3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass. This beer,although labeled as a brown ale, tastes closer to a porter. Probably the earthiest,smokiest and least sweet brown I've had to date. Small amount of sweet carmel,malt to start and finishes with a smoke or burnt steak kinda taste that lingers on the tongue.Color is a very dark brown that is still see-thru with a very slight amber hue in the light. Lacing very apparent. Flavor is very robust for only 5%. Low alcohol content is probably why the bottle describes the beer as "sessionable" I would agree with that, but only during cold weather months. If your a porter/stout person who doesn't like browns then this beer would probably be ok with you. Overall a quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 23:21:16 | More by dutesanch
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BG24

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-29-2014 22:21:52 | More by BG24
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OMsweetOM

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-27-2014 07:33:03 | More by OMsweetOM
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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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a dark chestnut color. There isn't much head, sadly - the off-white collar is less than a finger high, and even then, doesn't have good retention. Almost no lacing is left on the glass.

S: I'm getting a lot of dry chocolate and brown sugar at first. Nutty notes appear after a while, along with a touch of dark fruits. Admittedly, the aroma is rather simple, but it's fine enough.

T: I'm getting a subtle note of espresso to start - nice. I'm also picking up a bit of dry, powdery chocolate as well. The finish is fairly mineral-y, caramely, and even hoppy in spurts, yet not overdone. Pretty much a typical brown ale, but with a bit more balance and definition than what's typical.

M: Yeah, this is dry. While it's not creamy, it's fairly light on the tongue. There's *just* enough sweetness to give it a rich flavor (for brown ale standards, that is ;)), though. Carbonation is about average.

O: Brown ales are never going to score high with me, but this is one of the better ones I've had. It also pairs really well with beef. Like, REALLY well. I'd buy it again if it were readily available in my region - alas, it's not.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2014 23:23:32 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Slippinghalo

California

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, brown to red in color. Creamy, one finger head pour.

S: Good smell...caramel and biscuit notes.

T: toasted bread and chocolate with little hop presence

M: nicely carbed with a light to medium body feel

O: Very good for a brown ale. Definitely has the english-style malt taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 02:04:32 | More by Slippinghalo
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this in a bomber, poured into a glass. The usual AleSmith bottle....which I kind of dig, actually.

Had a somewhat roasted and chocolately aroma to it....mildly sweet. A robust brown ale on the nose.

As one may expect, pours a deep brown into my glass...head seems somewhat thin. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

The taste though, makes it one of the more flavorful nut browns out there. This one puts most of the ones I've had from the UK to shame. There's definitely a good roasted and chocolatey taste there that leads this one off and ends up being the predominant lingering flavor after the drink. Between that though, some sweet toffee and of course nuttiness as well (although the latter is fairly weak). And again, roast and chocolate hanging around in my mouth after.

Very easy drinking, yet robust. I'm surprised it's only 5 percent. Tasty as hell though!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 00:03:09 | More by NODAK
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ralerwen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-16-2014 20:41:37 | More by ralerwen
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Swedgin

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2014 05:25:32 | More by Swedgin
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-05-2014 08:51:13 | More by zestar
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terpinsd

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-27-2014 04:25:47 | More by terpinsd
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-25-2014 14:52:16 | More by atrocity
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Jofroi

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-23-2014 01:38:33 | More by Jofroi
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3agle87

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2014 20:49:04 | More by 3agle87
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-20-2014 13:41:27 | More by markgugs
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-19-2014 13:20:39 | More by NonicPanic
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-19-2014 11:06:38 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-16-2014 18:56:02 | More by mpenning13
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +25.6%

04-10-2014 04:00:55 | More by MynamesRickJames
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.