Nut Brown Ale (Pub Series) - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
12oz brown bottle with freshness date.
LOOK: Brown, garnet highlights, thin lacing
SMELL: Toasty, gummy, apple skin, bready, walnuts, vague hoppiness
TASTE: Very smooth, slightly creamy, toasted bread, lightly biscuity, nutty, taffy, grapeskin, faint esters, mineral, dried grass, lightly spicy, dry toasty finish
A solid brown from start to finish, a bit bigger than anticipated but still drinkable. While it might no shake the earth with each sip it certainly makes its mark on the palate.
01-29-2013 06:00:34 | More by Jason
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3.75/5 rDev +3%
12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass
Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, dark, mahogany brown color with a half of a finger of creamy white head that dissolved into a lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer in wispy clouds.
Aroma: Very malty with notes of freshly baked dark bread, like pumpernickel. I get hints of chocolate and coffee too.
Taste: Very roasty in flavor in the beginning, with lots of roasted malt and coffee beans. Like the aroma, there are hints of chocolate and toffee. The beer finishes with some nicely balanced hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium and creamy, but with hardly any carbonation. With an ABV of only 6.0%, there is just the slightest presence of alcohol on the palate.
Overall: This is a good brown ale. I really enjoyed the roasted notes of the flavor which is nicely balanced by some sweetness and hoppy bitterness. I’d get it again.
10-29-2013 23:40:13 | More by Jeffreysan
3.53/5 rDev -3%
Appearance - Pours a semi-clear, darkish cordovan brown with an off-white, half finger head. Sub-par retention. Miniscule spots with fair stick for lacing.
Smell - Sweet, brown sugar aroma.
Taste - Sweet, fruity ester character upfront, with a hints of bread. Faint nuttiness mid-taste. Earthy, faintly bitter hops hit near and into the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with fair carbonation. Tingly. Bites at the lips. Semi-dry finish.
Overall - Decent enough, but nothing special. Well-balanced, but lacks a true distinguishable character. As easy to drink as it will be to forget.
03-05-2013 04:44:55 | More by TheSixthRing
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
12oz into a pint glass.
A: light head formation and retention. Nice deep amber body with good clarity and red undertones.
S: aroma is soft with a good bit of nutty attributes. Hop presence is very low with a hint of saaz like spice.
T/M: the taste parrells the aroma with low amount of hop bitterness and spicy noble aroma. A malt forward presence is found and quite suitting for the style. Mouthfeel is nice and light with a low FG, making this very digestable.
O: really good brew and for the price a nice light nut brown. I would prefer a bit more sugar on the back end making it a slightly heavier brew.
04-01-2013 23:31:57 | More by GDBEERMAN
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
A finger of tan head formed on a dark brown colored body.
The aroma is wonderful, lots of roasted malt, chocolate and nutty.
Pretty good taste too. Roasted malt, bit of chocolate and the mildest bitterness to finish. Tended to be a little watery overall though.
The texture is smooth with a bit of bubbles, thinner body with moderate carbonation.
A little thicker and this is a big winner, still a good drink though.
02-17-2013 04:21:26 | More by Fatehunter
3.2/5 rDev -12.1%
Pours chestnut with a finger of tan head. Some lacing & head retention
S: Slight woody & nutty notes
T: Nuttyness, dryness, some herbal hops up front & some woodyness. Woody hops as this warms, with some toastyness & dryness, slight sulphur tinge to this as well. Finishes woody & toasty with a touch of hazel nut & whisper of toffee
MF: Firm carbonation with a slight body
A fairly average brown, not one I'd reccomend, but not hard to drink
02-03-2013 02:00:27 | More by russpowell
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
- This puppy is filtered clear, and brown. Much like a dark sun-brewed tea, this beer screams brown ale. Not much of a head but an off white dusting in the glass and a small ring. Overall pretty simple looking but for the rich brown appearance.
- And of course, the always noticeable Full Sail yeast and grain aromas. Behind the nice bittering grassy hops does lye a slight chocolate and sweet quality. The hops are certainly present with an earthy herbal quality. The yeast is certainly overpowering though.
- Yep. It's a Full Sail beer. Not that that is a bad thing. Great roasted grainy and yeasty flavor. Sweet sugars and brown sugar finish. Light molasses and earthy biscuit flavors hit up front, and the light bitterness from the herbal and grassy hops really balance this number out. I do like this beer.
Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- It's a touch chewy and only slightly drying. It does have a slight syrupy effect, but not very noticeable. Overall it is well carbonated from there ever-evolving yeast. It's easy to drink, and leaves you wanting some more.
- It's a solid brown. Nothing more, nothing less. If you desire that Full Sail taste, this is certainly one to jump to first while you can. It certainly has some more complexities to it than some of their standards. It tastes great, is clean, and is always top quality.
01-02-2013 02:29:08 | More by Docer
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
Dark brown clear with a small off white head and moderate lacing.
Smell is dark bready malts with a wiff of coffee.
Taste is dark roasted malts with a decent back of bitterness.
Mouthfeel is fine for the style. Carbonation is just right.
Overall a very fine Brown leaning into the Porter category. Well recommended.
02-09-2013 07:29:29 | More by Spikester
3.93/5 rDev +8%
12oz picked up tonight at the COOP... Poured into my little CC goblet... khaki head dies pretty quickly but has decent lacing... the brew is deep chestnut brown.
Nose is definitely "nutty".. more of an English brown ale than American... nose shows some slight spiciness from I guess a continental hop variety... a bit of cocoa with warmth.
Flavor has more cocoa and a definite toasty malt element.. good malt complexities... hops again are there only for a light bitter balance and add a minor hop flavor that gives way quickly back to the malts.
Body is light/medium... carbonation is sorta soft like an English brown.
Pretty good... I don't buy many brown ales, but I will continue to pick this one up periodically.
12-29-2012 05:59:34 | More by JohnGalt1
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with deep red tones and a half finger light brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of lightly toasted malt, nuts and a hint of vanilla. Flavor follows, with toasted malt with a hint of char, nuts, faint cocoa. Light to medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A mild brown ale that is very lightly hopped; hits all the flavor notes for the style, but flavor is fairly light and unexciting. Perhaps the pub series is an indication that this is meant to be a mellow, light session ale, and if so, it hits the mark. Tastes fine, but I'd like to see some more flavor intensity. Full Sail always makes good worksmanlike ales, but tends towards the safe and light side, often making them forgettable. I think they are capable of blowing me away, and I'd like see them do it.
02-04-2014 02:23:42 | More by LiquidAmber
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
Full Sail Nut Brown Ale has a thick, off-white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, red-brown appearance, with a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is faint, but the drinker can pick up some subtle brown bread crust and sweetness, however, there really isn’t a lot there. Taste is of the same, with some sweetness an acceptable bitterness, and maybe some brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is light and watery (like lager), and Full Sail Nut Brown Ale finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and rather boring. Oh, it’s a very good beer, but for the price, one could do better with Icehouse, for instance, a beer that has a fuller, bolder presentation. Another example of a craft beer that makes the case for macro-lager.
04-28-2013 16:40:18 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.54/5 rDev -2.7%
A: The beer is clear but very dark reddish brown in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high dense beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderately strong aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of nutty malts and also has some notes of chocolate malts and hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and delivers a nice nutty taste without having any sweetness.
03-20-2013 01:40:00 | More by metter98
3.29/5 rDev -9.6%
12 oz bottle pours a rich chestnut color with a big cap of beige head. Good retention and exceptional lace.
Nose is a bit muted with some hazelnuts and sweet caramel and hint of roast. Hops are there more so than most brown ales.
Taste is decent, but I don’t find it to be very nutty. Good balance of roast and chocolate malt flavors and hops are clean and leafy. The mouthfeel might be the weakest part of this beer as it lacks body, sweetness and some sort of nuttiness (to cal itself a nut brown). Flavors are good, but too muted and just kind of flows down the hatch un-memorably. It’s ok, but I was actually expecting a bit more.
01-10-2013 01:36:22 | More by twiggamortis420
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
A - Man that is one deep brown ale. Very dark chestnut brown almost pitch black except for some ruby hues in the base. Head is a 1/4 inch that settles to a thick lace ring.
S - Mild nuts and roast, nut much brown malt. Smell is OK.
T - Crisp, clean and has a decent hop profile. Brown malts are their but not very pronounced. Has some roast and chocolate too.
M - Very easy to drink, hides the ABV well with a crisp hoppy finish.
Overall far from the best Brown I ever had but pretty tasty, and I am not the biggest fan of brown ales either.
03-06-2013 04:21:51 | More by DrDemento456
Nut Brown Ale (Pub Series) from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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