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Wooly Booger Nut Brown - Grand Lake Brewing Company

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Wooly Booger Nut BrownWooly Booger Nut Brown

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BA SCORE
81
good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Lake Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-12-2004)
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Reviews by angelmonster:
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 07:22:31 | More by angelmonster
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-26-2014 01:47:14 | More by Lawl3ss
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Gregwa

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-01-2013 02:14:38 | More by Gregwa
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Mississippi

3/5  rDev -15%

09-07-2013 05:51:27 | More by alexanf
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Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

09-05-2013 03:52:08 | More by cbcrunch
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-22-2013 20:04:30 | More by LXIXME
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a better than average nut brown, heavy on the nutty. first beer from grand lake, good enough to make me want to try their others. the pour is as much red as it is brown, with an inch of so of khaki colored fluff on top. the nose is medium roasted malts, sweeter chocolate, and a real earthy nutty property that reminds me of the sam smith version. the flavor is similar to that beer as well, with maybe even a more intense nuttiness. almonds and walnuts seem to combine sweet and earthy into a delicious fusion. finish has some residual sugar kicking around that makes it last a little longer on the tongue than it needs to, but the medium body is spot on for drinkability and the carbonation is suitably robust. overall this isn't anything that's going to blow you away, but its a serviceable brown ale which marries the best features of the English and American versions very acceptably. the price is right too.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 20:13:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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LB22

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-23-2013 03:40:13 | More by LB22
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-19-2013 00:25:23 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-03-2012 02:06:40 | More by jrohrbacher
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-14-2012 20:08:51 | More by savagepm
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

06-19-2012 23:41:08 | More by crobinso
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-31-2012 14:58:09 | More by MumboJumbo
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 19:04:01 | More by Mebuzzard
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beergoot

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 22:53:25 | More by beergoot
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cowineaux

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

02-27-2012 22:04:59 | More by cowineaux
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

01-08-2012 23:48:32 | More by ucsbmullet
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Huffaroma

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-02-2012 05:58:48 | More by Huffaroma
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +13.3%

12-10-2011 02:41:29 | More by Stouttyme
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rawfish

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown, almost opaque with a mocha colored, thin one finger head. Pretty good retention but spotty and delicate lacing.

Roasted malts with molasses and a touch of maple and candied nuts. Very faint on the nose with no obvious hop character and an edge of burnt toast.

Roasted malts with some chocolate and a rich nuttiness. Very strong upfront with a nice constant chocolate note throughout the drink. A bit grainy near the end with some creeping bitterness and a bit of a burnt acidic bite in the aftertaste.

Bold flavors but muted carbonation and thinner body than expected given the color and flavor. Slick and creamy over the palate. Feel helps the beer in some places and hurts it in others.

Another pretty good brown ale from a region that has a few. Bold flavor, sessionable mouthfeel, wouldn't feel bad drinking this straight from the bottle. Summer nights in the mountains start to get a little chilly, nice beer to spend it with. Nothing to write home about, okay, maybe just a text.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 06:04:57 | More by rawfish
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mactrail

Washington

3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 04:47:40 | More by mactrail
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katan

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a deep dark brown color, very opaque. Head formation is light, mocha white in color. Lightly bubbling.

S - Lots of malts and sugars, heavy on the maple and caramel. Very sweet, no hopping detected.

T - Starts off lightly malty, sweet and almost chocolate like. Gets more maple and perhaps a hint of nuttiness. Mid-stream gets more grainy, but more balanced. Hopping is non-existent. Finishes with a healthy maple malt flavor.

M - Moderate body, light carbonation. Comes off a bit thin at times. Finishes with some sticky sugar malts coating the tongue.

D - Easy drinking beer. Low and manageable ABV. Flavors are not overwhelming or palette wrecking. A bit of an annoying aftertaste sticks with me.

An okay beer - just seems rather forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 18:45:59 | More by katan
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Wooly Booger Nut Brown from Grand Lake Brewing Company
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