Wooly Booger Nut Brown - Grand Lake Brewing Company
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Reviews by angelmonster:
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
Pours a small 1/4 inch creme colored head. Body is a dark brown with auburn red highlights. Head retention was average and so was lacing.
First smell is sweet, almost like coca cola mixed in with caramel malts. Next is some rye bready malt and some figs/raisins. Hops and alcohol aren't detected.
Taste is of chalky roasted malt and some semi tart prunes/raisins. Hops are very faint and alcohol is not present. Beer has a slight aftertaste of oxidation/soy sauce.
Mouthfeel is well carbonated and light bodied but not watery. Head dissipated rather quickly and failed to contribute any substance to the beer.
Overall this beer was average, typical for the style, somewhat bland. Could drink acouple of these but after half a glass I became bored and was ready to move on to something else.
12-20-2011 07:22:31 | More by angelmonster
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2.9/5 rDev -17.6%
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown with a very small head that quickly goes to a very thin collar.
The aroma is caramel and toffee malts and some roast with a little smoky molasses.
The flavor is nutty caramel and toffee malts and a little smokiness with a lightly acidic bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very watery with almost no carbonation.
Overall, another Grand Lake beer that I liked a lot better fresh on tap at the brewery. The watery body was very distracting.
03-21-2010 19:46:27 | More by Beaver13
4.25/5 rDev +20.7%
Pours chestnut with 1 finger of tan head. Slight lacing & head retention
S: Nice toasty malt
T: Toasty malt in abundance, a nice bit of nuttyness & some dryness up front. Slight cocoa flavor as this warms, along with more nuttyness & more dryness. Finishes toasty with slight coffee flavor
MF: Medium bodied with restrained carbonation
This is a very easy drinking brown & yet another fine offering from this brewery
09-03-2008 05:05:39 | More by russpowell
3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
Dark brown with golden edges in the, what the heck, Kasteel chalice. Beery, roast malt in the nose. Interesting mix of flavors but a modestly sweet caramel is the main thing. Touch of hops but just for a raspy balance to the sweetness. Slight hint of citrusy sourness. Very drinkable.
Pleasant creamy carbonation makes for a nice mouth feel, given the lack of drama. Hard to stand out in this crowded field with a modest, low-key beer but it's quite decent.
06-07-2011 04:47:40 | More by mactrail
3.4/5 rDev -3.4%
This a solid nut brown ale. It pours more red than brown with small head, little retention and little lacing. They've tweaked this one a bit as it looks better than it used to
Kinda flat on the nose. Nothing bad. It has the nut and caramel notes, semi sweet. No 'pop' to it. Sweet nuttiness stands out
Flavors are better. Nutty, sweet caramel. But there is a hint of staleness that's just at the back. Carbonation tries to scrub it clean and comes up a bit short. It has a lighter body than other browns, which is good for drinking more than one. ABV is perfect
Would go well with mushroom smothered steak, methinks
04-02-2012 19:04:01 | More by Mebuzzard
3.75/5 rDev +6.5%
After really enjoying their Plaid Bastard, I wanted to give more Grand Lake beers a try.
Pours a pretty deep brown that's thick and nearly in stout territory.
The nose on this one is pretty big. Very nutty with molasses and cocoa.
The taste is a little bit of a letdown after the smell. Sweet and nutty up-front, but then the flavor just seems to disappear. I let this warm to room temperature and it still seems to fade in the finish. Hops are there, but something is definitely missing.
I like the texture and I think this could be a good summer brew for warm day...but the flavor is just missing something.
This beer isn't far from being truly good, but it's not quite there.
EDIT: You know...maybe that lack of a huge flavor profile is a good thing? I've had more of these, and I think that lighter flavor keeps you coming back for more. I'm going to boost my drinkability score as a result just because putting down a few of these is almost too easy.
06-15-2009 13:45:48 | More by Domingo
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
Thanks goes out to Bitterbill for this brew.
Pours a nice clean/clear dark brown color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing around the edges. The nose is malty, sweet, with some caramel. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, with some caramel. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, this is my first from this brewery, not bad at all, thanks Bill.
05-29-2008 01:15:40 | More by Wasatch
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
Pours a medium copper brown, topped with a two finger puffy tan head. Leaves webs of lacing.
Lots of caramel and nut in the aroma.
Caramel and nuts dominate the taste, but there is some toffee, herbs and flowers in there as well.
Just a bit too light bodied, I would have prefered it thicker, otherwise a good session beer.
03-15-2005 00:44:57 | More by mschofield
4.33/5 rDev +23%
This one pours out very dark red, almost black until held to the light. Strong effervescence fizzes along, yet leaves a nice one-finger light tan head.
Maple syrup and fig notes in the smell. Dark, fruity esters abound...
Cocoa, softly burnt toast, rich grain husk, and a mellowed bitterness rounds out the taste. Walnut or pecan-like nut flavors...slightly buttery...milk chocolate...
Nice velvety-smooth mouthfeel. Soft and medium bodied. Richly bitter finish.
A really nice nut brown ale. Great marriage of smell, taste and body characteristics. This is one you can sip and explore all night long...
03-09-2012 22:53:25 | More by beergoot
3.53/5 rDev +0.3%
Presentation: Picture of its namesake (a fishing fly) on the label, with a river scene. No date or ABV.
Appearance: Brownish red in color with an average sized tan colored head that fades slowly and leaves quite a bit of lacing.
Smell: Almost no aroma, just a bit of malty sweetness.
Taste: Wow - the taste is impressive after the lake of aroma. A nice combination of malty sweetness with some roasted notes, caramel, and just a bit of a nutty flavor.
Overall impression: Very nice, medium bodied session beer. If the nose were a bit more present this would be amazing.
08-15-2008 20:13:57 | More by rowew
Wooly Booger Nut Brown from Grand Lake Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.