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Arcadia Nut Brown Ale - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Nut Brown Ale
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
26 IBU

(Beer added by: maxpower on 02-25-2002)
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5/5  rDev +45.8%

FedExPope, Nov 21, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

e911mann, Nov 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Rostie, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

Cris4545, Aug 07, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +27.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This process took FOREVER, since the beers head was enormous right out the gate. I mean, I did this three times trying different pouring techniques and nothing stopped the head. Looked more like an ice-cream float rather than a beer. I was drooling on myself like Pavlovs dog waiting eagerly to drink this brew.

The smell of this beer is good, giving off a nuttish aroma. The taste and mouthfeel/drinkability was exceptional. If I was able to distinguish detailed scents and flavors at this time I would be more discriptive. Good brew, bottom line.

BUD, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.28/5  rDev +24.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted nuts, caramel, vanilla, maple syrup and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste isn’t quite as malty or thick as most other beers of this style and also has a much more distinct hops presence than most English Brown Ales. There are flavors of nuts, caramel & maple mixed in as well. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not very filling, good representation of style while including a twist to make the beer a little bit different. It’s a very good beer to stick with for an evening.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 29, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

TheInfamousElGuapo, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of nota
4.15/5  rDev +21%

From tasting notes on my blog Pilgrims Pub. This beer pours a paper bag brown, with two and a half finger tan head that spills over my glass from vigorous pour. The smell is quite sweet. The taste is toasted malt and a light almond like nuttiness. Soft and creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Really easy and delicious brown ale. Great session beer.

nota, Nov 26, 2005
Photo of carlborch
4.13/5  rDev +20.4%

Pours a beautiful mahogany brown with a 1.5 inch thick tan head that settles at 3/4 inch. The initial nose is appealing and inviting. Medium body with a caramel and malty lingering that is moreish. Well/formed yet moderate Belgian lace. The subsequent nose provides hints of yeast, chocolate and dried fruit. The finish is clean with delicate hop notes.

carlborch, Mar 24, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +19.5%

12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a sort of hazy deep brown and with a rather aggressive pour yields a frothy two and a half inch head the fades into a quater inch cap which bubbles down further into a thiner cap, some lacing but not much, the color is what saves this beer.

S: Super sweet caramal malt, is this a nut brown ale or a bock, please let me know, I'm not knocking it but I was blown away by how sweet and rich this beer smells. Molasses and maple sugar are some things I'm picking up here.

T/MF: Am I crazy or does this beer taste sour, maybe it's intense malt bitterness but when the beer initially hits the tongue it feels a bit sour to me and slap me in the face if I don't taste a little sharpness of cheese in here as well? I'll let it warm a bit, but in any case the carbonation is rather low. So as the beer warms the sourness subsides and the cheesiness goes away thankfully and becomes nutty instead with is probably why I thought this thing tasted cheesy in the first place. So supper nutty and a little on the heavier side of medium bodied. As the beer lingers there is a slight estery aspect that can be picked up, but this one focuses on the nuttier aspects of this style, there is a ton of malt bitterness and it can be readily felt on the roof of the mouth.

D: Not bad, complex but not as overall balanced as I would have liked, the nuttiness is there in spades, malt bitterness as well, not a beer to suck down, but a good beer overall. Enjoyable.

bluemoonswoon, Mar 05, 2008
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4.1/5  rDev +19.5%

Beautful deep ruby brown pour out of the 12oz bottle in to my imperial pint glass foming with a white head. Carmel malt sweetness mixed in with a roasted nuttyness wafes forth from the glass. This medium bodied brew has a nice hop bite ballenced by a toasty toffie and carmel malt profile. Theres a nice play with the tofie hops and sweetness.

johanvond, Jan 12, 2008
Photo of TastyTaste
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%

Appearance: Nice hazed dark brown body, big tan head, slow fade.

Taste: Rich roasted malts, very nutty and balanced carefully between sweet and dry. Cocoa and bitter hoppiness round things out. A good nut brown, I am starting to think Arcadia excels at the English styles.

Drinkability: I like it, enjoyable, sessionable, affordable.

TastyTaste, Dec 06, 2006
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4.1/5  rDev +19.5%

It pours a deep, dark brown, with a non-existent head. Nonetheless, it appears to be well-carbonated, with tiny bubbles rising in the glass. The ale has strong, sharp hops flavors, but no aftertaste and nary a hint of bitterness. Full, rich flavor; blend of malt and hops. Notably, this is highly drinkable and exceedingly smooth. One of the better brown ales I've had.

Smithj86, Jul 16, 2009
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4.05/5  rDev +18.1%

Solid brown appearance, truth in advertising is upheld once more. Cocoa-tan head sits a spell and spindles down to size.

Nutty to beat the band in the aroma, with some maple, brown sugar, and light caramel undertones. Purty good.

Tastin' it...fills the mouth with confidence and dispenses a well-rounded, full-bodied sensation. Bitter hops at the front, fading back into a maltier feel. Fine balance here, an expert tango, and tasty, too. Nowhere as sweet as some versions, toasty and dry at the end.

Very approachable and companionable, this, a mellow and well-crafted brown ale that anyone can be comfortable with. A solid effort from Arcadia.

feloniousmonk, Apr 19, 2006
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4.03/5  rDev +17.5%

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a dark hazy mahogany color. A medium-dark cream colored head sits on top, and dissipates to a thin layer, with sheets of sticky lacing. The beer smells nutty, with malty bread overtones. The taste is also bready and malty. The hops are in the background for sure, but this is a well-done brown ale. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, this goes down smooth, and is very tasty. The bottle says it's 6% ABV, although the website states 5.6% ABV.

JuicesFlowing, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

WuAnquo1, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Picked this one up in a recent mixed six pack kick. Although I'm not a huge fan of brown ales, I thought that I'd give it a shot. It poured with an absolutely massive, creamy, off-white head, which didn't dissapate over time. Aroma is full of malts. There is a slight nuttiness to the flavor which balances well with a slight cocoa-ish malt taste. Not overly rich but this means the beer could be a good session brew. Nice medium body is also present. Worth a shot in my opinion.

soper2000, Sep 18, 2004
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Beerthoven, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Skyjmpr, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

ssimpson89, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

BrewtalHonesty, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

I recently enjoyed this cask conditioned brew over at the Brazen Head, Brooklyn.

This beer appeared darker than expected, but thats not a problem as dark beers are my preference.

Smells like a rich nutty beer.

Tasted excellent and was very easy to drink.

If you live near the Downtown BK area I recommend that you stop in and enjoy this delicious brew while its still being offered in their cask selection.

thegiggy86, Jan 10, 2007
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

Here ya go Colin - This ones for you. Poured out to a deep mahogany color with a huge off white head that calmed down after a few moments. Lace litters the interior of the glass. Aromas of roasted nuts and sweet earth fills the nose. Nice. Taste is high on the Yum scale; flavors of roasted nuts, mild malts, sweet spices and young hops blend together very well. This is a much better sample than my last one. Mouthfeel is medium light bodied and smooth. Goes down very nice. A good level of drinkability. This is a good, easy drinking beer, and I thank my pal sopor for providing a fresh sample. Recommended.

Frozensoul327, Nov 02, 2005
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

MacStinson, Nov 22, 2011
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Arcadia Nut Brown Ale from Arcadia Brewing Company
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