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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale
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497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 25
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-medium to dark brown color with a light tan head and some lacing

S-roasted malts and nutty aromas

T-roasted malt, hazelnuts, and slight hints of coffee and chocolate

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth mouth feel

O-a tasty brown ale with a nice balance of flavors, could drink a few pints of this

MDDMD, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of pburland23
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a mug.

Picked up the growler on my way home from work. Glad to see more and more AleSmith products on the shelves.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown. Some bright reddish hues appear around the edges when held up to the light. Carbonation released about two fingers of light khaki colored head. Decent head retention with minimal lacing.

Smell: Sweet dark malt notes with some hints of roastiness. Also some nutty notes and a touch of coffee perhaps.

Taste: Starts off which some huge chocolate malt flavors. There's a pronounced nuttiness throughout the sip. English yeast and English hops really set this up as an excellent interpretation of an English Brown Ale.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy at first but still fairly light in body. At 4.8%, this is a great sessionable pint. It reminds me of the brown ales I drank so often when living in the UK

Overall: I'm not a huge brown ale fan but this one could get me to change my opinion. Too many brown ales lack the body that I like in a beer. This isn't the case here. Big, bold flavors. A very well done take on the style.

pburland23, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of BARFLYB
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Whole Foods. Glad to see some new Alesmith flavors in the area.

Nautical Nut Brown Ale has a dark brown body that does not quite make it to black. A small dark tan head stuck around for a few minutes before capping, leaving some sticky lace. The smell consists of dark roasted malts, brown sugar and some old coffee. The taste is huge on the malts with alot of nuttiness. Some coffee with a nice amount of hops to round it out. The English yeast strain jumps out here and there making this even more layered The feel was just about as full as needed to be. A bit chewy towards the end which expanded the feels depth. The carb was pretty spot on as wel. I enjoyed my glass and drank it in no time. Im not a big fan of nutty brown ales but I could easily drink some more of this. Full of flavor and life..

BARFLYB, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

deapokid, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of Joelbear5
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Joelbear5, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of joshwalt
3/5  rDev -24.6%

joshwalt, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +0.5%

John11486, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Library Alehouse in Santa Monica, CA.

Pours a clear dark brown with a khaki head that settles to an oily film. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt and some nutty aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, toasted nuts, and slight coffee on the finish. A nice mild roasty bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good brown ale with an awesome flavor to it.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on draught into a conical pint glass at the Yardhouse in Los Angeles, California. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were high given the brewery.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream, good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a dark nontransparent amber (NOT brown).

Sm: Strong nuts, cream, and chocolate. A mild strength aroma.

T: Heavy nuts, cream, and malts. Decently balanced, but merely average in build. It's pretty good, but nowhere near as complex as I'd expect from a brewery like Alesmith.

Mf: Smooth (with enough coarseness to bring out the flavour) and wet. Not too thick nor too thin.

Dr: Drinkable but underwhelming - especially for the brewery. I wouldn't get it again if other Alesmith beers were available. Brown ale fans will be satisfied.

kojevergas, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of MrVonzipper
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

MrVonzipper, Feb 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

agaloco9, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

wattershed, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of djaeon
3/5  rDev -24.6%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Stone Bistro. A very good brown, rich and malty. Rather very good for the style. Nutty flavourfull, chocolate malt. Smooth middling mouthfeel, good drinkability when you are up for a sessionable beer that is not ultra-hoppy. It all helps to have understated carbonation.

Sammy, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

funkel81, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

emaciated, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

rpaul2012, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Thingus, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

imyourhero21, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Brien's

A: Clear dark brown color with ruby tinges and a thin tan head.

S: Ground almonds/almond meal, caramel, roasted malt and some freshly ground coffee as it warms.

T: Lots of nutty malts, some day old coffee grounds, hazelnut and roasted malt. Something about the taste told me this beer was old. It seemed faded and I remember liking it a lot more the last time I tried it. I'll have to revisit this one.

notchucknorris, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

AApparel, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

MASPuros, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

earitt, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.