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New South Nut Brown Ale - New South Brewing Co.

New South Nut Brown Ale
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%

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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Photo of BEERchitect


3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second offering from the New South. A standard, but solid English Brown. Served in a standard pint glass, the beer shows dark brown color with ruby highlights, a thin head that plants firmly atop the brew and laced well and the beer seemed to disappear from the glass. Aromas are mild and resemble chocolate, malt, light coffee, barley, and a mild lactose / fermented scent. Flavors are more pronounced than the aromas, but display the same characters while adding a heavy bread, malt flavors and textures. Quite clean in the finish with an emphasis on nuts and chocolate. Another pleasant session with the New South.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2007 22:51:09 | More by BEERchitect
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2009 21:22:31 | More by oberon
Photo of WVbeergeek


2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2004 09:33:50 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2009 22:26:42 | More by Gavage
Photo of weeare138


3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2005 21:03:46 | More by weeare138
Photo of Tone


3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

10-15-2012 20:50:15 | More by Tone
Photo of mntlover


3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2006 17:51:06 | More by mntlover
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at T-Bonz in MB.


Copper color. No head. No lace.

Nose is non existent. Really nothing there at all. Expected some sweetness, but nothing.

Weak nutty flavor ant that is it in the taste profile.

Very light in body.

I guess this is a warm weather interpretation of a nut brown. It did go down easy, but so does a pils or a light-bodied ale. Was hoping for much more here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2010 00:59:11 | More by beer2day
Photo of kimcgolf


3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2008 02:52:42 | More by kimcgolf
Photo of DCon


3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap @ Hinchey's Bar in Hilton Head Island, SC for $3.50. Tapped from New South's White Tap Handle w/ "Nut Brown" down the middle into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- Nutty, sweet, and malty on the nose. Nothing more, nothing less.

Appearance- Received with no head at all and lacing did not occur at the finish either. A dark body is present while being clear and copper colored.

Flavor- Sweet at the beginning while the caramel attributes seemed artificial... Crisp at the finish and one of the most malty beers I've had in a while.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, and sweet all the way through the finish. A bit watered down here...

Overall Impression- Not as deep flavored and complexed as I would like... I'm giving this one an average rating because it was refreshing as an "English Brown" but didn't quite do it for me. Another new brewery, another new beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 19:42:16 | More by DCon
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North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2007 03:56:20 | More by wcudwight
Photo of goblue3509


3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear browb color with a two finger frothy head which gives way to some lacing. The aroma is of a slight nuttiness with caramel and a hint of chocolate. The tatse is a caramel malt backbone with nuttiness and a slight earth hop bite at the end. The mouthfeel is lightly to moderately carbonated. The drinkability is good, its an easy drink with a nice balanced flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2010 20:36:24 | More by goblue3509
Photo of MSchae1017


3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was tasted on tap at Stillwater Alehouse in Anderson.

Well allow me to join the ranks of those who said this reminded them of Newcastle as that was the first thing I said to my drinking buddy. As a side note, it was listed as New South Nut Brown Ale on the menu I will submit that as a correction on this site. Additionally, they poured it into a chilled glass. I was quite unimpressed. As a college student however, I am looking into getting a job there in the fall. Maybe I can clean their act up a bit.

Anyways, the beer pours a murky brown with a little off white film and no lacing. The beer smells faintly of roasted and nutty malts. The taste is again quite like Newcastle. There is a tad bit of sweetness with the roasted and nutty characters dominating. I would have to say that this is a bit more pleasantly flavored than Newcastle though. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and slighly overcarbonated. Overall, not highly drinkable, I would like to see what else New South offers but it seems as if I got off to the wrong foot and will tread carefully from now on.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2006 03:06:23 | More by MSchae1017
Photo of nukem5


3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a great rich tea color with nice thick layer of foam on top sticky looking and clinging to walls of the glass. Loads of tiny bubbles zip to the top of beer adding feul to the aroma.

S: Aroma is of Iron and earthy notes with some malts in the mix.

T: Taste is of sweet dark fruit hanging in the back with a more prominent first nutty brown ale taste the switching to a lighter malt, slight citrus hops flavor still a metallic presence in there as well.

M: Mouthfeel is on the thin side and watery but still decent.

O: Overall an ok beer would drink again if chance occurred.

Serving type: can

11-04-2012 21:56:47 | More by nukem5
Photo of grayburn

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is my favorite offering from the local brewery. Nothing amazing, but nothing to scoff at. I will take this over some megaconglomerate newcastle any day of the week.
She pours a dark hazlenut brown, decent head with a bit of lacing.
Smell is of brown and caramel malt with a wee bit of hoppiness in the background.
Taste is smooth, crisp, mostly malty but not too far out of balance.
The mouth is a bit light and a bit overcarbonated, but not too shabby.
I drink this quite regularly, easy down, pretty refreshing, nice and made local...good enough for me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2009 20:36:50 | More by grayburn
Photo of Loki

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2003 15:59:12 | More by Loki
Photo of Cavanaghty


3.41/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-24-2013 23:05:35 | More by Cavanaghty
Photo of nickthetick


4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2011 18:16:20 | More by nickthetick
Photo of outdoorbrewer

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

June 5, poured from a New South growler my daughter brought back from vacation the day before. Moderate malty aroma with hints of roasted grain and caramel. Light hop and nutty character detected. Small off-white head and soft carbonation probably due to growler fill. Fair lacing and a clear amber color give it a good appearance. Initial light flavor of malt and caramel finishes nutty and slightly sweet and bitter of average duration. Light to medium body, watery texture that stays mild on the palate. Pleasant drinking, amber session type beer for a summer day when you want something more flavorful. Nice brew.

Serving type: growler

06-14-2011 19:07:50 | More by outdoorbrewer
Photo of Gad

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2006 23:08:09 | More by Gad
Photo of peacemyth


4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap at the Mellow Mushroom in Myrtle Beach. First of all, they served this way too cold and had to let it sit for a few minutes. No head was to be found by the time I recieved it, but it was a good looking beer. I'm usually not a big fan of brown ales, they are often too sweet for me, but this one is nicely balanced. It certainly leans towards sweetness but nothing over powering. Great malt flavor with just a slight bitterness. It also had a clean finish with no lingering sweetness in the back of my mouth. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with this offering, especially since it came from the tourist trap of Myrtle Beach. I could probably go to town on a few of these in one sitting. This was the first beer I had from New South and I can't wait to try some more.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2008 15:16:34 | More by peacemyth
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