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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

475 Ratings
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Ratings: 475
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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Slippinghalo

California

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%

A: Clear, brown to red in color. Creamy, one finger head pour.

S: Good smell...caramel and biscuit notes.

T: toasted bread and chocolate with little hop presence

M: nicely carbed with a light to medium body feel

O: Very good for a brown ale. Definitely has the english-style malt taste.

05-21-2014 02:04:32 | More by Slippinghalo
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

Had this in a bomber, poured into a glass. The usual AleSmith bottle....which I kind of dig, actually.

Had a somewhat roasted and chocolately aroma to it....mildly sweet. A robust brown ale on the nose.

As one may expect, pours a deep brown into my glass...head seems somewhat thin. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

The taste though, makes it one of the more flavorful nut browns out there. This one puts most of the ones I've had from the UK to shame. There's definitely a good roasted and chocolatey taste there that leads this one off and ends up being the predominant lingering flavor after the drink. Between that though, some sweet toffee and of course nuttiness as well (although the latter is fairly weak). And again, roast and chocolate hanging around in my mouth after.

Very easy drinking, yet robust. I'm surprised it's only 5 percent. Tasty as hell though!

05-19-2014 00:03:09 | More by NODAK
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ralerwen

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-16-2014 20:41:37 | More by ralerwen
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Swedgin

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2014 05:25:32 | More by Swedgin
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-05-2014 08:51:13 | More by zestar
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terpinsd

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-27-2014 04:25:47 | More by terpinsd
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-25-2014 14:52:16 | More by atrocity
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Jofroi

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-23-2014 01:38:33 | More by Jofroi
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3agle87

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-20-2014 20:49:04 | More by 3agle87
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markgugs

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-20-2014 13:41:27 | More by markgugs
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-19-2014 13:20:39 | More by NonicPanic
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-19-2014 11:06:38 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-16-2014 18:56:02 | More by mpenning13
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +25.6%

04-10-2014 04:00:55 | More by MynamesRickJames
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

04-07-2014 14:28:38 | More by MN_Beerticker
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EliotRosewater

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-02-2014 00:30:59 | More by EliotRosewater
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-28-2014 20:23:44 | More by SkinniePost
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -2%

well, packaging sure has changes on this since the one shown, but the beer in the bottle remains one of the quintessential american made examples of the style, and for the price, probably the best (at least to my knowledge). love this stuff. earth tones and cocoa of the semisweet variety are the primary smell and flavor elements of this thin looking light brown beer, as red amber as it is brown really. not a long enough lasting head for me, but it shows well on first pour. add to the cocoa and the earthy nuttiness a mild vanilla complex, a minerality in the water profile, a cola weirdness, a toffee dessert vibe, and a yeast that shows elements of both burton and california ale, and you have an elegant yet sturdy, complex yet drinkable, bold yet forgiving nut brown that does everything i want it to and nothing i dont. when i consider that this bomber is widely available and costs between 6 and 7 dollars, i realize that if these types of brown are your jam, this is clearly your jelly. the only brown ale i really need for quite some time.

03-27-2014 04:57:15 | More by StonedTrippin
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vma

California

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

03-24-2014 05:47:56 | More by vma
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

03-23-2014 23:57:22 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 06:19:26 | More by bernat1971
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

03-16-2014 02:57:55 | More by freshflesh
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mroberts1204

California

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

03-10-2014 04:10:18 | More by mroberts1204
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Franziskaner

Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%

Rich dark brown in color with great clarity. A thin layer of white foam rests on top. Brussels lacing. Luscious nutty aroma along the lines of hazelnut and caramel greets me. Delicious hazelnut dominates the dark malt flavor. The mouth is smooth and silky.

03-06-2014 03:17:18 | More by Franziskaner
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BucannonXC5

California

3.91/5  rDev -1.8%

Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.99
Purchased: Feb. 22, 2014
Consumed: March 2, 2014
Misc.: Bottled on Dec. 20, 2013

Poured a dark brown, almost black color with three fingers of khaki tan rocky head. A good amount of semi-layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention.

Smelled dark chocolate, roasty malts, roasted nuts, coffee beans, chocolate ice cream, toffee, caramel, cocoa and Honey Nut Cheerios.

Tasted caramel, toffee, chocolate milk, cocoa, roasty nuts, bitter coffee beans, fudge, biscuits and Cheerios.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish.

I really enjoyed this beer. Great for the style and something I’d certainly have again.

03-03-2014 06:56:04 | More by BucannonXC5
AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.