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New South Nut Brown Ale - New South Brewing Co.

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New South Nut Brown Ale
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New South Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A traditionally mellow hop character comes together with a beautiful mahogany color in this especially drinkable brown ale. Pleasant hints of chocolate and caramel linger in the finish.

(Beer added by: Loki on 04-29-2003)
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Reviews by Loki:
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%

The beer poors a medium brown. I couldn't judge the head as I was sampling in a 2.5 oz shot glass at a festival. The aroma of roasted nuts and malts eminated from the glass. The is taste of malt and sweetness. This is much like a mild English Nut Brown in style and taste. A better glass of Newcastle.

04-29-2003 15:59:12 | More by Loki
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North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +0.9%

I had tried the New South Lager a few years back at a beer festival,this is the first I have seen any of their wares in my area.Poured into a standard pint glass a medium brown with a tinge of amber,a tight one finger head atop.Very light aromas with some caramel sweetness sticking out the most,flavors lean in the caramel and chocolate side but not overly sweet,there is a light dryness in the finish.A decent brown not earth shattering but drinkable.

09-28-2009 21:22:31 | More by oberon
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-07-2012 14:26:19 | More by TimoP
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3.41/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Family brought this one back for me after a vacation, cheers to them!

Appearance: Well, brown with a thick beige head of about 4 fingers. The head lingered for a long time and left medium to heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Nutty with some citrus in the background.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste is very bitter, with a very nutty taste to it. Some hints of citrus and piney hops.

Overall: Not a horrible brew, but Browns are not my style. Credit were due for a decent beer.

04-24-2013 23:05:35 | More by Cavanaghty
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West Virginia

2.68/5  rDev -23.4%

Appearance: Brown amber hue with a nice creamy tan head leaves some substantial lacing as the head dwindles at a moderate rate. Aroma: Toasted malts bring about a roasted nut tone with a sweet caramel twang mildly hopped, but nice. Taste: A reserved dead on to the style brown ale very English in the malt character nice and subtle hop dose not bad at all could drink this stuff as a go to but I preferred their white ale and lager before this one. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied ale moderate carbonation nice smoothness to it. Drinkability: Overall a run of the mill nut brown but one that saves you in an oasis of mediocre mass of macros.

03-21-2004 09:33:50 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-10-2012 04:23:29 | More by Vodomagoo
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South Carolina

2/5  rDev -42.9%

12-27-2011 00:47:35 | More by whitekiboko
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

04-04-2013 23:38:42 | More by zillo043068
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4.1/5  rDev +17.1%

from notes taken at the brewery:

A: pours a solid brown with into a clear plastic cup with a finger of tan head.

S: nutty and sweet is the theme here. Caramel, toffee and honey roasted peanuts.

T: the sweet candy flavors make the first dance across the tongue. Nuts and heavy caramel notes, toffee. almost a bit cloying but it walks that line on the right side.

MF: there could be a bit more of a body to back up the full flavor of this beer.

O: a very nice nut brown I could see myself having too many of these.

06-27-2011 18:16:20 | More by nickthetick
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-21-2014 15:14:10 | More by Boski
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

08-10-2014 22:31:39 | More by Niedzws
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North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -9.1%

On-tap at Dirty Jacks in Murrell's Inlet, SC.
Brown with some ruby hues. Thin watery head that last as long as the latest Kobe Bryant trade rumors. No lacing.
The aroma was very faint. After submersing my nose into the glass I get some mild nutty aromas. It doesn't smell bad, but I'm disappointed the aroma is not more prominant.
Flavor is pretty good. I agree with the other reviewers as this is a lot like New Castle. Nice nutty flavors mixed with some sweet and roasted malts.
I wish the mouthfeel had more body.
Nothing exciting or worth seeking out. But it's a nice little session ale that's worth your time if it's there.

07-01-2007 03:56:20 | More by wcudwight
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2013 02:40:18 | More by JasonTaverner
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-18-2014 13:24:21 | More by Kubrickx
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2013 00:51:35 | More by FUwolfpacker
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South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +38.6%

I've had the New South White Ale on tap in my house for quite some time along with Yuenglings and decided to try the New South Brown.

This is without a doubt the best Brown Ale I have ever drank.I like it even better than New Caslte. I'm begenning to believe everything New South brews is awesome. Time to go try some more of their fine beer.

12-02-2006 23:08:09 | More by Gad
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3.98/5  rDev +13.7%

Appears a dark brown with a solid beige head. Lots of tiny lacing is stuck to the inside of the glass.
Smell is of roasty malt and sugary sweetness.
Tast is a nice balance of roasty malt with a typical brown ale taste that is solid.
Mouthfeel is semi dry with an effervescent feel.
Drinkability is good for this one.

08-14-2005 21:03:46 | More by weeare138
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3.43/5  rDev -2%

Pours a clear brown some red hints show thru a small tan head that falls to a clump of bubbles that laces well.

Smell some malt hints of smoke not much else noticed, mellow smell.

Taste is malty some roasted nut flavors that linger along with smoky whiffs. Level of carbonation seems perfect and rounds out the flavors that are there. Kind of a mild brown but not bad just not a big brew more mellow.

Mouthfeel is medium good level of carbonation brings out the smokiness some.

Drinkability is decent, a honest attempt could be better but not bad by any means.

10-29-2006 17:51:06 | More by mntlover
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-21-2013 19:55:32 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-11-2014 18:43:29 | More by rayman2112
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-16-2013 13:45:18 | More by kristougher
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-20-2013 17:04:05 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

Appearance: brown with a 2" fluffy head that lingers around a while.

Smell: mild malt sweetness, a bit of nuttiness, and some soft earthiness.

Taste: caramel, toasted nuts, some mild earthy tones, and a nice bitterness balances this one out.

Mouthfeel: smooth throughout. Aftertaste is short-lived. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: a nice sessionable ale that anyone can enjoy. Somewhat refreshing too.

08-05-2009 22:26:42 | More by Gavage
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

On tap at Pearlz Oyster Bar in Charleston's Historic District. Poured a brownish-red color with a thin off-white cap that disippated quickly but actually left decent lacing. Very faint aroma that was nutty-caramel and malt. Mouthfeel was fairly thin and tingly, and unfortunately, the faintness of the nose was even less noticeable in the taste The finish was a bit on the dry side.

Not a bad beer, just no real positives. Would probably make an okay session beer.

12-02-2008 02:52:42 | More by kimcgolf
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3.08/5  rDev -12%

Pours a slightly hazy, brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong pine, hint of pale malt, hint of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of floral hops. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale much more closely than an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, pine, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of floral hops. Overall, dominated by pine and hops in aroma and body. The malt is a secondary character.

10-15-2012 20:50:15 | More by Tone
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New South Nut Brown Ale from New South Brewing Co.
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