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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

456 Ratings
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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 25
Gots: 15 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-26-2012 15:35:56 | More by kjkinsey
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rawfish

California

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into an Alesmith tulip, pours a deep shade of mahogany, two fingers high crown of off white lacing. Great retention and smattering of lacing, especially for a 5% beer.

Raisins, toffee, cocoa nibs, hotcake batter, deep and chewy malt with a subtle nuttiness. Mild English hops give a herbal and vinous aroma at the back end. Really inviting beer.

Malt is thick and biscuit like with some hazelnuts, caramel and cocoa nibs, cocoa and simple syrup sweetness really starts to come forth as the beer begins to warm. Herbal mild hops on the finish providing pleasant bitterness. A bit sticky and lemon acidity left on the palate. Terrific.

Creamy mouthfeel, adequately carbonated and sessionable medium body.

Artfully crafted as Alesmith beers usually are. The malt choice is perfect for creating a beer that is delightfully complex in flavor and sessionable in body. So happy that this beer made it to bottles and it deserves a shot to make it into your fridge

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 23:53:52 | More by rawfish
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CaliMark

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-18-2012 03:22:55 | More by CaliMark
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jgluck

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-17-2012 22:47:59 | More by jgluck
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-15-2012 14:39:59 | More by rbrefbeerman
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first new bottled beer review in 3 weeks. Wow!

Pouring a very dark brown with reddish highlights, this beer is capped with a dense, creamy, light brown head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is excellent. Toasty, nutty, grainy with a little bit of caramel, a whiff of burnt sugar and a touch of molasses, this is complex, light and refreshing. A faint hop character is also present, lending earthy notes which work well with the burnt sugar aromas. The yeast is mostly clean, though a touch fruity. Very nice.

When allowed to warm up to cellar temperature, this beer shines. Opening with a blend of caramel and toasted bread drizzled with burnt sugar and brown sugar, this is well-constructed. Flavors of vanilla and oatmeal are also present. Medium-low hop character is present, mostly as bitterness with a little flavor, with the earthy notes and green bitterness blending harmoniously with the burnt sugar bitterness and the toffee flavors. Drying on the finish with a faint fruit note, moderate toast and burnt sugar flavors, this beer is medium-light in body, moderately carbonated, and excellent on the palate - so soft and creamy! I imagine this is a treat on cask. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 05:16:17 | More by DefenCorps
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bifrost17

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-06-2012 07:40:16 | More by bifrost17
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swungomonkey


4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

12-06-2012 01:40:19 | More by swungomonkey
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uscbrasco

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-05-2012 03:28:26 | More by uscbrasco
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claspada

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with hoppymcgee at Hawthorn's in Philly visiting for Zwanze 2012 weekend.

Pours a medium to dark brown color with a thick creamy head that recedes to leave some pretty excellent lacing (for a 5% beer).

Aromas begin with some serious toasted bready maltiness and some emerging nuttiness. As it warms it gets a little sweeter with some light caramel and a hint of earthy English hops.

The tastes follow the nose with a great balance of simple nuttiness and sweet toasted bready maltiness. As it warms you get a little sweet toffee in the background and some light hops which helps to add some balancing bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is smooth and creamy, with the perfect balance of sweet and light roast/toasted malt.

Overall I am so floored that this beer has made it to bottles as I have always wanted to sample this offering from AleSmith. I am really fond of a quality brown or amber ale but there are so few quality made ones these days because breweries just "mail them in" and focus on their next Imperial or Barrel-aged creation. This is a perfect food, session or anytime beer for its balanced flavor profile and extremely high drinkability. This may be the best American made English Brown ale I have ever had, if not, definitely in the top 3.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 17:33:46 | More by claspada
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

12-02-2012 05:25:45 | More by slimntubbs
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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

12-01-2012 04:38:56 | More by akttr
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cburns48

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-26-2012 15:15:51 | More by cburns48
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Pinche_Oso

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-16-2012 03:46:49 | More by Pinche_Oso
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gkob

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-13-2012 23:54:29 | More by gkob
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gshak

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-13-2012 15:50:43 | More by gshak
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-12-2012 22:48:52 | More by IPAchris
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-11-2012 12:22:38 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-11-2012 02:36:18 | More by leinie13
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-10-2012 22:05:37 | More by Chugs13
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a duvel glass

A: pours a very nice dark brown with a nutty almost ruby hue when held to the light, a nice finger of tan head, that dissapates very nicley... Leavs some nice lacing.

S: notes if dark toasted grain, with a bit of earthy nuttyness, some chocolate in there as well, a nice smelling brown ale.

T: toasty grain notes give a coffe like note with some milk chocolate coming into play after that, a nice nuttyness comes in the middle and especially in the finish... A very tasty brown ale, very well balanced ad packed with flavor.

M: light bodied with crisp carbonation, very drinkable, kind of dances the line between being too light bodied, but does it well while still providing a very nice amount of flavor.

O: this is a very nice nut brown, light refreshing and loaded with great flavor, very nicley done, I would recommend this brown ale to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2012 00:28:57 | More by PeterIngemi
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: chestnut brown in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: deep toasted malt and nut

Taste: deep toasted malt, nut, light roasted malt, earth, and some chocolaty notes

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet start with an earthy backbone.

Overall: A very enjoyable sessionable nut brown. Not my favorite in the style, but it is up there. I will certainly pick this one up again. Makes for a great fall beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 16:09:57 | More by tigg924
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chrisxmartin


4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-05-2012 10:54:40 | More by chrisxmartin
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ThinkRedEsq

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-03-2012 03:41:12 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-29-2012 02:54:30 | More by Hacksaw34
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.