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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut BrownLeinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown

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BA SCORE
69
poor

751 Ratings
THE BROS
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awful

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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 26.19%


Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Natural Flavor" is added to this beer.

(Beer added by: mothman on 08-12-2008)
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz served in a pint glass about 1 month before end of (presumably) "best by" date stamped on bottle.

A - a clear, dark, red-orange amber with a short-lived and smallish head. Virtually no visible carbonation.

S & T - I thought the "Nut Brown" would refer to the coloration, but perhaps it refers better to the taste which is markedly nutty in both mid-taste and in the finish. I found the pronounced nuttiness to be the best attribute of this otherwise rather pedestrian brew, elevating it to a beer of interest and, likely, making it an exceptional accompaniment to certain foods (yet to be identified). The taste also has a nice roasted malt character and is considerably better than the aroma which has a less pronounced nuttiness and lacks any other particularly interesting or inviting quality. The aroma has some of the negative characteristics of some high ABV ales.

Too little carbonation had a small negative impact on my ratings of both appearance and mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is also a bit too light.
Drinkability is good, but impaired by aroma.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 23:26:05 | More by chinchill
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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
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