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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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very good

537 Ratings
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 27
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-08-2003

Formerly known as Nautical Nut Brown Ale.
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz: tulip

Pours a dark, mahogany red with a creamy, thick, light tan head.

Toasty, nutty malts. Faint roast coffee.Light cocoa sweetness. Faint earthy hops in the finish.

Medium body, mild foamy carbonation.

A very well crafted English brown ale. Great nut notes blend with more malts and just a faint earthy hop profile.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ADZA
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark hazed mahogany hue with a two finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is biscuit,roasted chestnuts,a hint of charr,mild chocolate and some dark coffee,the mouthfeel is just over light bodied with above moderate carbonation and on taste it has a real roasted nuttiness to it followed by subtle mild chocolate,dark coffee,earthy hops and finished with a slight fruity bitterness and overall it's quite enjoyable and I have to admit spot on to the English style you don't get many brews that claim it and pull it off but these guys do cheers.

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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Two fingers worth of light khaki colored rich delectable froth with a slightly rocky top with some big chunky bubbles mixed in... The head becomes even richer and creamier as it settles a bit... Very nice retention... A good bit of small bubbled carbonation which starts sluggish and finishes with a moderate pace... The color is a medium brown with a very faint reddish hue... Sheets of lacing cling to the glass as the session proceeds...

S - A mix of sweet over ripened fruit to start... Brown sugar... Some nuttiness... Light woody notes... A hint of caramel... All the components compliment one another wonderfully which adds another layer of depth and complexity...

T - The palate is an exact repeat of the nose, but everything is slightly more subdued than expected... The over ripened fruit sticks out the most and everything else takes a distant back seat... The brown sugar, nuttiness and caramel are present but lie far beneath the surface...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Limited carbonation... Perhaps slightly thin... Goes down easily sip after sip... Lush to start, turning slightly juicy and finishing with a slight touch of dryness...

D - Easy drinking and enjoyable... Not a bad beer by any means... There's lot of good stuff going on here, especially the aroma... However, the flavor and mouthfeel could use a little more umph... With a couple of minor tweaks, this one could be elevated from very good to excellent...

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3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear reddish brown in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high light beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose along with some faint hints of roasted malts and coffee beans.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, except that it seems to have a little more in the way of flavors of nutty malts and some slight notes of chocolate. Neither sweetness nor bitterness is present.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is incredibly drinkable yet still manages to pack in a ton of flavors of nutty malts. It is quite sessionable and also one of the best beers I have had in this style.

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4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a dark brown with bright clean ruby red highlights, a nice thick and creamy long lasting head. Good Lacing.

The smell is great, a bit of english crisp brown malt shines through very nicely with light toasted coffee and chocolate.

The flavor is very nice, big malt centric flavors. Nice toasted english malts, a bit of nutty chocolate flavors, and mild coffee with a very mild earthy hoppiness.

The mouthfeel is light and creamy.

Supremely drinkable, very English in flavor. Great Malt profile.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint at papago in Scottsdale. Pours a nice brown with tan head and good lacing. Nice sweet nutty aroma. Taste is really nice...perfectly malty and nutty. Slight sweetness and nice balance with the slight hop. Overall a damn near perfect nut brown. Nice brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured an excellent dark brown with off white head that looks ruby red when held up to a light. The scent was excellent, rich roasted malt, toffee, nutty notes and a bit of dark coffee were all present on the nose. Very enticing. The flavor delivered on this promise, beginning with a hit of roast malt, moving into toffee and roast malt, and finishing with rich nutty notes and a slight coffee like aftertaste. The mouthfeel was good, with a medium carbonation that made the beer quite easy to drink. The body was medium-light which contributed to this ease. An all around excellent brown ale, easily the best I've tried as of this date.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.