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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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525 Ratings
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.31%
Wants: 25
Gots: 25 | 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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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What happened to Nautical? Anyway, glad to see this finally bottled. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark but clear brown, a finger of beige head, with a splattering of lace and nice retention.

S: Nutty, grainy malt.

T: Similar, with maybe a little smokiness. The flavors are light, finishes dry. In the transition from refrigerator to room temp, it's got kind of a butterfinger thing going on. Neat.

M: Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

O: A lighter beer, very easy to drink, and versatile to pair with a range of entrees and desserts.

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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep chestnut color with a glint of ruby. Pours with a beige head in the chalice. Very nice fine carbonation in the mouth.

Dark flavors of roasted barley. Fairly malty, but the distinct dry nutty flavor is the main event. Fairly bitter with earthy hops, but some charred flavors like dark raisin bread toast. Light bodied and very flavorful. A little burnt pecan in the mix and a fruity hint with some bitterness, like pomegranate. There is that mineral taste along with the fruitiness that I associate with English styles.

The bottled version is new, having been introduced May 30, 2012 according to the brewery. It is listed at 5.0% ABV on the usual printed-on-the-glass type of label that AleSmith uses. NUT BROWN in giant letters. Cheers!

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4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Vine Cottage
San Marcos, CA

A very dark brown with a small brown head that eventually leaves messy sheets of lace down the glass.

Pleasant, to-style aroma of distinct nutty elements, mild roast, biscuit, and mild toffee.

The flavor is similar, though more complex than the aroma. Along with the nutty, bready, and sweet elements, there's also distinct coffee flavor.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A terrific brown.

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A - Deep ruby with clear, brighter highlights around the edges. Khaki head has good retention, little lacing.

S/T - Roasty and smokey, with some pecan/almond coming out as it warms up. Pine hops finish it out.

M - Medium/light in body, but still has a rich texture, drinking very smooth.

O - Solid brown ale, with a very nice roast characteristic without having that roast bitterness, letting the hops come through nicely.

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Dark brown, thin cap of off0white head, some sticky rings. Toasted nuts, dark caramel, roasted coffee and toasted bread. Taste is quite malty, notes of dark caramel, toasted and roasted nuts and grain level off the sweetness, some coffee ground and cocoa notes. Medium bodied, slightly mouth coating, prefect carbonation level. Kept thinking of Dogfish Indian Brown the entire time and needed to remind myself of the disparity in ABVs. While not quite as complex, still full flavored. A very good beer.

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.