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Nut Brown Ale - Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery

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Nut Brown Ale
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hearty brown in color and medium-bodied, with a chocolate-malt and toffee finish. Additions of a specialty malt provide the signature nutty flavor.

(Beer added by: brewQ on 05-04-2004)
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4.25/5  rDev +33.6%

04-01-2012 17:55:01 | More by stephenjmoore
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

07-22-2012 02:46:57 | More by KerMUDGEon
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2.3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Looked nice upon arriving in the glass. Smell was very weak, pretty much had to dip the tip of my nose in the glass to get any sort of smell. Slight hint of roasted malts and nuts, but nothing overly definable. Taste faired pretty much the same. Very little taste, possibly watered down. Thin light brown head that disappated immediately. Mouthful was that of an ale or lager, very light and crisp. I hate to say this, but I might as well have been drinking a major brewery lager. On the plus side, this would be good for introducing people who normally drink mass-produced American lagers to microbrews.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2009 02:41:26 | More by jhp40219
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3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear brown in color with a 1 inch head that falls to a spotty surface foam. SOme moderate lace develops.

Smell: a very soft nut and sweet malt aroma is hard to pull out of the glass.

Taste: soft toasted malt flavors with some nuts, hint of chocolate, some prune sweetness, and a very mild bitterness makes up an overall mild flavored brown ale.

Mouthfeel: lighter side of a medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smooth at the finish. Aftertaste is very short as flavors leave the mouth almost immediately.

Drinkability: easy to consume this one, but it grow a bit boring after a pint or two.

Serving type: on-tap

08-18-2009 12:04:06 | More by Gavage
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3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear dark amber/light brown color with thin off-white head, OK retention and spotty lacing. Smells of toffee, nuts, grass, and roasted malt. Tastes of nuts, toffee, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt with a touch of grass in the finish. Medium in body with nice carbonation. Malty and sweet with some roastiness and a bitterness to it. Easy to drink and not too heavy which is appreciated in the summertime, but couldn't hurt to make it more roasty.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2008 21:45:59 | More by HopDerek
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2.93/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a clear dark brown with a finger of creamy off-white head that retains around the edges and leaves some nice looking lacing behind. The aroma unfortunately just doesn't have much there. Maybe must a smidge of nuts and dark fruit with some malt mixed in.

The taste has a little bit more going on with a mix of light nuttiness, sweet chocolate malts, and a bit of citrus all propped up by some tingling hops in the backend. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with a decent carbonation and not quite the watery feel as some of Liberty's other offerings.

Liberty goes a little darker than their normally average offerings with this but just doesn't really come up with anything special. Worth the happy hour price but not much else.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2008 16:46:20 | More by Kegatron
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2.98/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The brew pours a weak brown color with a modest half finger of head that falls quickly to nothing over the top. There is a very weak carbonation in the brew, and clarity is fantastic. The aroma is definitely a little skunky and lightstruck form the clear growler. After letting it sit and open up a bit, I get a mild nuttyness and light roast. Its not bad at all. The flavor is right there with the aroma. A mild nutty character with a light roast, but overall it is pretty watered down feeling. Mouthfeel is very light with mild carbonation, which probably would be more forceful on tap. Overall, this brew has no real flaws, but it just lacks the final push in all areas to bring it up to speed. This one would be nice while sitting in the heat and humidity in Myrtle Beach, so it works.

Serving type: growler

09-04-2007 00:20:56 | More by kmpitz2
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Round 7: I wanted to finish the session on a high note. That did not happen with this brew. Shows disapointment from the onset with a weak, watery cola color, golden highlights, and flat carbonation and head retention. Very light aromas show a mix of toasted grains and caramel malt. Light fermentation aromas rise over the sweetness. Tastes similar to a cola, only weak and watery. The raw grains seem to take the majority of the flavors. Weak body that leaves the palate a bit on the tacky side. Grains and astringency late. Not a good offering.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2007 21:49:16 | More by BEERchitect
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3.05/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy, dark brown body with a thin, fizzy off-white head.

Smell: An extremely lacking aroma, with only the very faintest bit of chocolate malt.

Taste: Very light malt sweetness that displays a subtle nuttiness with a faint hop bitterness on the finish. That's all there is to this one.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body, with a light carbonation. It really owns its wateriness!

Drinkability: As with the Rockets Red Ale, I see what they're going for here; a light, refreshing beer that's more of a caricature of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2007 03:02:19 | More by ChainGangGuy
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North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

More of a dark amber color than brown in my glass. Very clear and transparent. It was the only beer I had from Liberty that had a nice head with good retention.
Smell is off as were the rest of my beers on this particular day. Very faint with little there.
Taste was decent. Very malty and sweet. The brewery claims chocolate flavors but I swear I taste fudge. Could use an extra dose of hops to balance it out. Medium bodied.
One of the more drinkable beers I had at this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2006 03:28:08 | More by wcudwight
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3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers at liberty. After visitng both locations in High Point Nc and Myrtle Beach Nc, this beer is consitent in both locations, but a little better in MB. A nice looking beer with an average head that leaves quickly and no lacing at all. A nutty aroma. No chocolate is discernable (Chocolate notes are described in the beer notes at the rest.). A very smooth mouthfeel with a nutty taste and a touch of caramel; is that possible in a nut brown? A pleasant beer to have, especially in the middle of a hurricane; Ophelia.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2005 01:45:40 | More by SaCkErZ9
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3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears a cloudy reddish brown with a 2 finger white head that dissolves into a film of small lacing. Small amounts of lacing left behind.
Smell is of crystal and chocolate malts that make for a slightly above average smell.
The taste, however, is average at best with too much crystal malt pushing forth and not standing out in a world with so many Brown Ales.
The mouthfeel is smooth but slightly thin. This is about what I expected.
Drinkability is ok but I wouldn't come running back to get it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2005 15:48:11 | More by weeare138
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3.13/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the heftiest brew to be had at this tourist area brewpub.
Tap is a nice regal brown color. Thin head with decent cling.

The beer board promised a "hint of chocolate" and it came close- definitely some dark roasted malts- black patent?
Seems in line with the style and very drinkable.

I feel sorry for the brewmaster who must crank out all the light lagers for the beach crowds.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2004 20:27:14 | More by brewQ
Nut Brown Ale from Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery
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