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Nut Brown Ale - Ithaca Beer Company

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

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408 Ratings

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001)
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Photo of CBFanWish
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This is a middle of the road ut brown. It's not bad, but it had a few flaws that could easily be fixed. The taste was chocolate with a coffee aftertaste. I was slightly bothered by a slight metalic taste.It kind of tasted mediciney. The colour was nice dark brown with a thin tan head that didn't last too long. The smell was of chocolate. I don't feel good drinking it. I feel very uncomfortable with it.

CBFanWish, Mar 13, 2004
Photo of DmanGTR
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Note: the bottle I had expired a month ago so I will re-review this again the next time I have the chance

A - poured deep transparent brown with 1/2" tan head that disappeared soon after. Very little, if any, lacing

S - malty, bready, slightly nutty, and some dark chocolatey tones

T - coffee, roasted malts, very light hops. Somewhat nutty but the flavor on the whole seemed very washed down. Clean finish

M - light bodied, medium/heavy carbonation

D - decent drinkability, it is well carbonated and has the potential to be quite flavorful

Overall - This particular batch, like I said, was expired last month, although I don't know how much one month's difference will affect the taste. It tastes rather washed down but has lots of potential. Hopefully my next tasting of this beer will be better.

DmanGTR, May 19, 2008
Photo of benalbert
3/5  rDev -16.4%

benalbert, May 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

dgeebs07, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of logicalparadox
3/5  rDev -16.4%

logicalparadox, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev -16.4%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of draftpunk
3/5  rDev -16.4%

draftpunk, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Swanson
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Swanson, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Dougwillhike
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Dougwillhike, May 07, 2014
Photo of gcare02
3/5  rDev -16.4%

gcare02, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of chefduff2
3/5  rDev -16.4%

chefduff2, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of cornpone
3/5  rDev -16.4%

cornpone, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Zaso
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Zaso, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of sphyrn
3/5  rDev -16.4%

sphyrn, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Brown120
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Brown120, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of homebrew311
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received via trade with BriMaster56.

A: pours a slightly cloudy light brown, no head to speak of, appears rather lifeless in the glass

S: nose features healthy dose of roasted malts, mild caramel notes, no hops

T: taste is nothing like the nose promised, very thin and watery up front, muted ashy malts, bad balance, not quite as enjoyable as I had hoped

MF: very light body, mild carbonation

O: the nose is quite nice with this brew, but that's where it ends. The taste just doesn't add up, very bland.

homebrew311, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of h0gg
3/5  rDev -16.4%

h0gg, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

chalkda01, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

citylifelover, Sep 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Blaze5445, May 18, 2012
Photo of BillRoth
3/5  rDev -16.4%

BillRoth, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of sevenarts
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Translucent cola brown. Very very little head with no retention and no lacing - it soon entirely fades away as though it was never there at all.

S: Mild and malty aromas of caramel, vanilla, hazelnut.

T/M: Again, very mild but pleasant flavors. Vanilla, a slight nuttiness, sweet caramel malts, some tea-like flavors that linger at the end of a sip. Body is a little on the thin side.

O: This goes down really easy and is pleasant in its unassuming way, but there's no oomph to it, nothing special. Easy to drink and totally inoffensive. A little more body and better head/carbonation would go some ways towards making it an entirely average brew.

sevenarts, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of Wortman1998
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Wortman1998, Apr 04, 2013
Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.