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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

522 Ratings
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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 25
Gots: 25 | 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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A 22 ounce bomber poured into a Nonic/Imperial pint glass.

Appearance - The color is dark brown with a touch of ruby red. A fine, lumpy tan head. Moderate lacing. Handsome.

Smell - A sweet carmel aroma.

Taste - Sweet, root beer like flavor with a mild toasty finish. The hops are almost non-existent.

Mouth - Mild carbonation. A little thin.

Overall - First, a disclaimer. I'm not a huge fan of Nut Brown Ales. To my pallet, these beers lack character and body. AleSmith's rendition is no different. It's fine for what it is. Now I'm going to go drink a good Bitters.

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05/02/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Back when it was called 'Alesmith Nautical Nut Brown Ale',
Yeah, what he said. I'll have another

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22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany color with two full fingers of oatmeal-colored head that dissolved into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of roasted malt and dark bread, with some brown sugar and toffee.

Taste: Roasty, malty, nutty, delicious! Lots of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread like pumpernickel, followed by some brown sugar-like sweetness, and finished with some nicely balanced hops. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. Some good carbonation to slightly tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.0%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is one of the best American made versions of an English Nut Brown Ale that I’ve ever had! It’s absolutely delicious!! Fans of brown ales should definitely give it a try. I’m certainly going to get some more of this!!

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.