AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev -1%
Appearance is brown with copper edges and a finger of fluffy beige head that stuck around for eternity and left thick lacing behind. The nose is nutty and bready. The flavor follows the nose but it is not as bold as the very best beers of this style. The body is not quite hearty but not thin either. The finish was very mildly dry and bitter.
06-25-2014 04:48:09 | More by 57md
3.98/5 rDev 0%
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...
06-14-2014 23:08:45 | More by wedge
3.91/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
06-14-2014 22:56:53 | More by tastybeer
3.35/5 rDev -15.8%
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.
05-30-2014 23:21:16 | More by dutesanch
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
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.
05-24-2014 23:23:32 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.35/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
05-21-2014 02:04:32 | More by Slippinghalo
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.