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Naramata Nut Brown Ale - Cannery Brewing Company

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Naramata Nut Brown AleNaramata Nut Brown Ale

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 49degrees on 02-23-2003

This velvety soft ale has a stubbornly loyal following. Rich dark malts are layered in a seamless manner. Fine tuning with a blend of bittering, aroma, and flavour hops produce an amazingly smooth finish and a lingering taste. This is a full bodied ale with a rich and gentle flavour.
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 31
Photo of Bunman3
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very pleasing brew from the good folks at Cannery Brewing. It pours with a lovely color and an inch of lovely lingering head. There is a nice warm chocolate nut flavor and aroma. Naramata is a real comfort beer that hit all the right notes with me. A solid brew at an excellent price.

Photo of SylarHRG
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

Had this on tap at Campo Marina in Osoyoos, freaking amazing. Googled and found that they sell it here in Calgary. Very happy camper now.

Photo of PaulietheBrit
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Pours mahogany, dark and topped with a good finger of creamy light tan head. A little lacing follows my quaffs.
Smelling the nutty, roasted malty, caramels and coffee notes.
Taste following the nose gets a coffee/brown sugar start with a nutty (filberts) leading to a dark roast coffee finish.
It has a lightness to it that goes down easy, low carbonation and a silky feel.

Photo of Ghrymm
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap in Naramata Hotel and Pub. Pours nice with good lacing and color strong over roasted smell. For me not a very good beer there is a bad aftertaste left over that is not pleasing at all.
So many new beers out in B.C. now this one needs some work.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into an English pint glass. Part of a mixed 6-pack. A dark reddish brown brew with three fingers or so of beige head. Aroma is nutty and rich, pecans and hazelnuts, along with an instant coffee roastedness, chocolate brownie, caramel, and orange oil. Sweet but not cloyingly so. Palate features all these elements as well, butterscotch, nuts, pancake syrup, and a hint of molasses. Classic English brown flavors. Semi-chewy body with a smooth mouthfeel, fairly creamy with relatively low carbonation. Finish remains nutty and sweet but some earthy hops do make their presence known. Not a superlative brown ale but does hit all the right keys and strikes a solid balance between nutty, roasted, and sweet components. Maybe a tad sweeter than average. Cannery does a decent job. Drinkable yet flavorful brews with few rough edges.

Photo of potts
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice brown ale. I am new to beer and am just beginning to branch out past the basics so at this point I don't know enough to give this a proper review. I did enjoy this beer. I liked the colour and aroma and found that it had a pleasant sweet flavour.

Photo of leaddog
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a dark mahogany brown with a finger width of creamy bubbly head.

Smell- hazelnuts, almonds, toasted malts, cocoa

Taste- The hazelnut and toasted malts come upfront followed by cocoa and almond.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky finish.

Overall- A pleasant nut brown by Cannery. There are good hazelnut flavour but it is a little one noted. Otherwise, great toasty flavours in this beer.

Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cannery Brewings "Naramata Nut(english)Brown Ale"@5.5% in a 650ml bottle served cold into a stein
A-poured a deep brown with amber hints , with a big beige head that was slow to dissipate
S-roasted nuts with hints of chocolate very little hops presence allowing for a earthy smell
T-roasted malts and nuts , not much in the way of hops but the balance is still there with a slight bitter & very dry finish
MF-body is a bit thin
Ov-just an average brew , bit dissapointing , don't know what the fuss was all about
cheers LampertLand

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a dark cola brown, short but rich tan head retained fairy well
S - strong aromas of roasted nuts and burnt sugars, mild chocolate
T - sticky cola syrup sweetness, nutty malts, faint hint of leafy hops, fainter hint of chocolate
M - rich and smooth with a decent carbonation kick, finishes with a slightly sticky but gentle feel
O - a very tasty and smooth brown ale with the nutty characteristics I expected, not a session beer but a definite regular for me

Photo of evlu1441
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very dark ruby colour with a nice finger of creamy tan head. Looks delicious.

The aroma is mostly rich toasty malt with some faint caramel.

This is quite a bit less sweet than other nut brown ales I've had. It has a lot of roasty character that is complimented by some hop bitterness. There isn't as much nutty character as I would have liked. Some sweet/molasses flavours come through in the finish. It reminds me a lot of Guinness to be honest... maybe I just haven't had a Guinness in a while.

Overall, this is an alright beer. It has a bit too much bitterness for my tastes.

Photo of CrazyMike
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black apperance that reminds me of Coke with small brownish head that quickly disappears but leaves decent retention. Smell consists of caramel and nuts with a hint of roasted malt.

Taste is suprisingly light, but consists of caramel, bread, nuts and a hint of toffee. Has almost a coffee taste to it as well. Light bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and dry.

This is definitely an english-style ale, looks alot stronger then it is. Has a large mixture of tastes to it but clean and refreshing. Worth a try, I hope you can get this on tap somewhere.

Photo of Converge
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml can poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours with a finger of mocha colored head. Really surprised at how dark it is, with an almost cola-like hue with highlights of amber. Head settles to a small ring.

S - A lot of malty goodness upfront with a faint touch of molasses and nuttiness. Simple, but I like it.

T - Metallic nuttiness upfront, with a lot of malt surrounding it. Light biscuit and roasted malt are present, but faint.

M - Medium bodied feel with light to medium carbonation. Finishes drier than expected.

D - Simple but enjoyable taste. I'd like to think that the brew wasn't compromised by being stored in a can, but I feel like I can taste a difference here... Nonetheless, I still enjoyed it.

Photo of andrenaline
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice dark coca-cola with a ruby red hue, solid finger of head with solid retention and some sporadic sticky lacing.

S - Pretty mild on the nose, with some faint chocolate and caramel notes. Touch metallic.

T - Much like the nose, pretty mild, though the caramel notes do come through nicely. Some dark cocoa and espresso notes linger on the tongue.

M - A tad watery, though goes down smooth and finishes wet.

O - Easily drinkable with some decent flavours, though certainly nothing mind blowing. Worth grabbing a pint, but don't go out of your way for it.

Photo of wordemupg
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into pint glass mar4 2011

A reddish cola with a dark beige two finger head that quickly falls to a thin film that stays until the bottom of the glass leaving a couple partial rings of lace

S smells like nesquik chocolate syrup with a little metallic nuttiness

T not far from the smell but with some molasses and rye bread

M a little thin but enough carbonation to give it a slightly creamy feel

D decent beer and for a 5$ bomber I'm not upset with my purchase, went down pretty quick and I'd finish another if it was in front of me

nothing amazing but nothing to be ashamed of, well rounded and worth a try

Photo of prosper
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a ruby-reddish brown colour, with a light tan head. Smells of rich malts, english toffee, and some nutty/toasty maltiness. Flavour is much the same - not much noteable hop character, and only just enough bitterness to balance the malt. Body is medium, and drinkability is above average

Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml can into a tulip, can courtesy of IllNate. Thanks dude.

Appears a deep chestnut brown in my tulip with some ruby red highlights at the edges, with two fingers of creamy off-white (almost tan) head. Smells of chocolate, licorice, dark roasty malts and a touch of coffee potentially. Roasty and chocolately up front, followed by some a touch of caramel with maybe a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with some medium body to it. Nice drinkability, a quality beer here!

Photo of chickenm
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a fluffy tan head. Weak aroma of sweet malt. The flavor is roasted malts with nuts, and a slight taste of cooked vegetables which I found kind of strange. Medium-light bodied with carbonation that is a bit on the high side. Good drinkability.. Not the greatest nut brown I've tried but still decent, and the first one I've tried from a can!

Photo of Viggo
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355 ml can from the liquor store.

Pours a clear dark orange/red, ruddy brown away from the light, thick and chunky off white head forms and settles down to a thick ring and layer, this stuff has staying power, some nice chunks of lace stick.

Smell is nice, good caramel malt sweetness, lightly nutty, toasted pecans, brown sugar, biscuit, light iron, quite fruity, some blackberry and cherry, a touch of roast and chocolate.

Taste is nice, a bit light compared to the aroma, lightly biscuity, some caramel, nuts, very dry and roasty, cocao powder and chocolate wafers.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, pretty smooth going down but just lacking a bit of intensity. Solid nut brown though.

Photo of Graham5161986
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

First time trying this beer from a can.

Appearance is a clear dark brown with a 1 finger tan head that doesn't last long and leaves next to nothing in terms of lace.

Smell is of bready toasted malt with a decent hit of chocolate and toffee.

Taste is really malty with nice nutty, roasty notes of bread and chocolate with hints of dark fruit and toffee in there too. Not much in the way of hopping but the balance is still there with a bitter, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a slightly oily texture on the palate but finishes clean.

This is a highly sessionable, easy-drinking nut brown from Cannery Brewing. A very good rendition of the style that actually surprises the palate with a burst of flavour.

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. The last of the Cannery bombers that I've gotten to - but certainly not intended to be the least. Pleasant memories of trolling the Naramata Bench wineries are evoked through the name.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick brownish hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and generally bubbly beige head, which leaves some drooping cumulus cloud lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet nutty toasted biscuit and caramel malts, a bit of grainy brown sugar, bitter dark chocolate, a faint dried black fruitiness, and subtle earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more sweetened mixed nuts - pistachio, pecan and walnut seem to come to mind - a lightly toasted caramel malt, some restrained cocoa notes, and a mild herbal and earthy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back, the body a decent medium weight, fairly round, and generally smooth, with a small touch of creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, with more sweet-tinged nutty and understated chocolate goodness.

A rather enjoyable and engaging brown ale, the nuts and cocoa pretty well integrated, rendering this as an easy drinking affair, with more than a nod to potential dessert accompaniment.

Photo of lumikuuro
4.85/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml can, also available in 650ml bottles.

Appearance: Very, very dark brown. Almost black with deep red hints, transparent through the red, developing a two finger thick dark beige head when poured vigorously into 16oz glass. Head recedes to a foam and heavy ring leaving good lacing.

Aroma: Prunes and raisins, possibly dark berries, roasted malts.

Taste: A very malty beer with only enough hops to carry it, only subtly detectable. Prunes, raisins, modest bitter nuttiness and a hint of blackberry blend with the roasted malts in a very authentic English style nut brown ale. This is possibly the most English tasting English style beer I have come across here in the pacific northwest. Dry finish, with all flavours lingering moderately.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly thick at times. Not the smoothest or silkiest, but nothing majorly wrong here.

Drinkability: Easy to enjoy a few of these. A truly authentic flavour profile that could easily fool into believing that this is brewed in England rather than in BC. If the mouthfeel was a little more complex, then it would be even more rewarding.

Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed by Wisemen Nick and Zach.

Appearance: Pours a brown amber color with fizzy, white head. Head leaves some pretty sticky lacing, but looks thin otherwise. Nice retention Looks better after the head has dissipated a bit. N: 3.5; Z: 4.0

Smell: Nuts, honey, some red berries, and maybe molasses. Even picking up a bit of bourbon (call me crazy). Me = Nick for those who don't know. Zach is reminded of vomit when he smells this, for whatever N: 4.5; Z: 2.5

Taste: Caramel, nuts, and spice. Finishes with some piney hops. Some bizarre malt flavor in there that I find a bit unpleasant. Zach finds this one to be quite complex, and him and I both agree that the aftertaste is long-lasting and enjoyable. N: 3.5; Z: 4.0

Mouthfeel: Pretty creamy feel - nice job with the carbonation. Chewy as well with a nice, strong aftertaste. Medium in body. N: 4.0; Z: 3.5

Drinkability: Not my favorite flavor (just a bit odd), but otherwise good. I really liked the smell, but Zach disagreed. An above average brown that I wouldn't mind trying on-tap, but I'll never go out of my way for it. N: 3.5; Z: 4.0

Wiseman Nick: B (3.75)
Wiseman Zach: B (3.65)

Photo of GrimmReaper
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured dark,dark brown with reddish hilites,massive creamy tan rocky head that faded to a thin collar and mild sticky lacing.Nose was of malts and definitly nuts coming through and a whiff of some sort of oil smell and roasted coffee.Taste was roasted coffee and malts,a nuttiness tinge coming at ya and a touch of smokiness flavor and mild sweetness.The body was a medium thin mouthfeel and just a bit flat.Was expecting a little more body to this one with the impressive appearance,was drooling at my glass with the beautiful color and great looking head and was really expecting a maltier and creamy tasting brew but was somehow lacking that,but none the less it was still highly enjoyable and well worth trying again.

Photo of Proteus93
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A really nice, deep amber brown. A semi-creamy head, offwhite/pale sandy. Lasts well.

S: Sweet malts, an oily and nice nuttiness.

T: A little bit of a sweet flavour of malts. Slightly metallic and a bitterness in the finish... not quite a clean hops flavour.

M + D: Fizzly, slightly sharp carbonation. Body is a little thin, but on the medium side. 5.5% ABV goes down alright, and it finishes clean enough... it might be something I'd do again, but hard to say.

Photo of bobsy
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BigBry for sending this beer to Ontario. Deep brown body with ruby highlights, and a lot of cream coloured head, which exhibits very little retention. Subdued nose, with the malts expressing caramel and nut. Good malt flavour, with toasted nuts, light caramel and some coffee. There's also a light bitterness in the finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Good drinkability. I much prefer Black Oak's Nut Brown, but this is a fine Canadian version of a brown ale.

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Naramata Nut Brown Ale from Cannery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.