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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

474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 158
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 25
Gots: 18 | 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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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%

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.

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%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

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
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-25-2012 22:45:11 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Victor

California

5/5  rDev +25.6%

10-22-2012 06:09:58 | More by Victor
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev +10.1%

One of the very best browns I've ever had. Poured at a good temperature with a nice, billowy, foamy, tan head that settled down after a bit to a light cover and a little lace. Color is a clear amber cherry with a couple of bubble trails. Aroma is malt, cocoa, old leather, tobacco. Flavor's slightly sweet, with a very good balance between that, bitter, and carbonic tang; also malt, cocoa, and a bit of roast. Body is just right, full, yet very drinkable and great carbonation. Finish is like flavor; session, and just plain very tasty stuff.

10-22-2012 05:30:22 | More by drpimento
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3%

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating but should be fairly fresh. Pours lightly hazy reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big caramel, biscuit, toffee, toast, nuttiness, chocolate, molasses, light dark fruit, and light herbal spiciness. Excellent aromas with great strength and balance. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, toffee, chocolate, light dark fruit, and light herbal. Lingering notes of caramel, toffee, biscuit, toast, nuttiness, chocolate, and light herbal on the finish for a short bit. Nicely robust flavors with good balance; no cloying sweetness at all on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed on the finish; as expected of 5%. Overall this is an excellent brown ale. Nice robustness and balance of flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. All around great and well put together.

10-22-2012 04:26:07 | More by superspak
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-20-2012 20:43:57 | More by closisinthehouse
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Savemore Discount Beverage, Clifton Park, NY.

Poured into my 2010 Pioneer stein, formed a tan skim of a head over the cloudy reddish brown brew. Skim gets all swirly and gone in a flash, with sticky lasting lace. Aroma is rich hearty grains.

Taste is nutty and sweet to start, a touch tart in the middle, and the grain flavors really come out, with a light bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is excellent. Yet another good Alesmith brew.

10-17-2012 23:32:23 | More by ppoitras
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Rwang

California

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

10-16-2012 00:38:15 | More by Rwang
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.