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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut BrownLeinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown

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767 Ratings

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 26.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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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Photo of bigeyedfish89


3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-19-2011 19:50:29 | More by bigeyedfish89
Photo of Portertime


3.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had never seen this winter warmer so I decided to try it. Poured a reddish amber with a little head. Smell was not like a nt brown but vanilla like and more malty than hoppy. I was hardly a winter warmer because I didn't detect a single hop. The taste was floral at first then at the very finish was a touch of vanilla and caramel, not too over powering but not too complex either.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 18:03:10 | More by Portertime
Photo of 9InchNails

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper color body. Off white almost beige head that fades away quickly. No lacing.

I really don't get much of a aroma.

Caramel, hazelnut, toffee. Not bitter at all. Nice tasting, I get a roasty and a slight smokey taste.

Light to medium body, Carbonation is quite high for a nut brown ale.

This is definitely a easier drinking nut brown ale for the macro drinkers. Not a bad attempt.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2011 07:01:53 | More by 9InchNails
Photo of Bubbalito


1/5  rDev -66.1%

03-01-2012 23:22:23 | More by Bubbalito
Photo of dragomni


3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

01-02-2012 22:42:13 | More by dragomni
Photo of drxandy


3.83/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz to standard pint, pours a deep amber brown, thin off white head fades.

smells malty, light, slight vegetable aroma, roasty nutty chocolate

taste is thin and roasty, super nuttiness, hazelnut/almond, toffee, slight bitterness fades to a chocolaty finish, lightly sweet, balance leans toward malt and follows with the synthetic flavors added in.

mouthfeel is light, leiney signature elements prevail, high carbonation

not bad, but kinda alcopop in it's elements

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 20:48:14 | More by drxandy
Photo of smithmd4

New York

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-31-2011 07:24:51 | More by smithmd4
Photo of SamN


2.83/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Heavy handed pour, nice fluffy, barely-tan head. Rose to about two fingers thick, and actually lasts a little bit. Color isn't great, can't decide whether it's brown or amber colored-- a little of both, I suppose. Very clear, with limited carbonation visible. Strong smell of slightly artificial hazelnut with a clean finish of adjunct grains. Less nuttiness is taste than in smell, this is a straightforward, slightly nutty brown ale. Relaxed cereal grains complimented pretty well by the natural nut flavor (whatever it may be), clean finish. Dunno what else to say, it's a nutty brown ale, nothing more. Mouthfeel is too thin, needs more body than this to be a fireside beer. And less carbonation, too.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 22:30:52 | More by SamN
Photo of nasty15108

New York

3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A - Poured a clear copper color. The pour produced a head of slightly off-white foam and soapy lacing. Good carbonation.

S - Macro style aroma with slight hints of hazelnut and vanilla.

T - More of the same. Slight sweetness (caramel/hazelnut)combines with the macro taste (budweiser cans come to mind)up front then follows with a slightly bitter/dry finish.

MF&D - Thin bodied, but easily drinkable. This beer was a little bit of a let down, but overall it was drinkable enough.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 18:44:25 | More by nasty15108
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2/5  rDev -32.2%

01-27-2012 03:23:45 | More by jskennedy
Photo of MaxOhle


2.25/5  rDev -23.7%

11-10-2012 06:58:45 | More by MaxOhle
Photo of uwmgdman


3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Leinie's Lodge after a tour!

The beer pours brilliantly clear, light brown with a nice thick off-white head. The aroma is moderate toasted malt with some roast/chocolate and a bit of sweetness. No hop aroma. The taste is low roast/chocolate malt, slightly dry, very thin body and watery mouthfeel. Carbonation is moderate. I could drink of few of these but wouldn't choose to as the lack of flavor and mouthfeel was greatly disappointing.

Worth trying, but I found this disappointing, I think an increase in the mouthfeel would go along way, I would agree this isn't a beer you want to chew, but give me something! Malt flavor increase would be very welcomed as well.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2008 03:17:29 | More by uwmgdman
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3/5  rDev +1.7%

01-03-2012 04:39:45 | More by aliving1
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New York

2/5  rDev -32.2%

01-22-2012 02:12:33 | More by Milkysunshine
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3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

05-30-2012 15:47:42 | More by wakajawaka76
Photo of Antonius08


2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

08-25-2012 20:45:37 | More by Antonius08
Photo of Waveoff


2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

05-26-2013 05:19:12 | More by Waveoff
Photo of Buggies


2.45/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not much to say about this one. Smell is a little sweet malt with a hint of hazelnut. Taste isn't much better. Mostly sweet but very watery and rather bland. There is very little of the hazelnut coming through. It tastes more like a basic lager than anything.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 02:59:26 | More by Buggies
Photo of Spineypanda


3.03/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A plain beer, but one with good aspects.

Has the color of a dark brown but see through with a decent head.

Smells of sweet malts and caramel, maybe a bit of nuts...
Tastes like a lot of alcohol flavor with hardly any of the nut taste I expected.
Not the best beer by Leinenkugels, but not the worst.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 02:28:30 | More by Spineypanda
Photo of kiddynamite920


3.23/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours an unimpressive copper/amber for an English Brown. Head is big and frothy due to a heavy pour.

S: Smell is faintly nutty, a bit bready and mainly adjunct smelling. Very slight floral hops behind a very lacking malt nose. Does have a small english malt aroma.

T: Taste was unexpected after smelling this beer. Malts come through nicely and it has a good sweetness akin to the style. Very low hop bitterness as the malts do most of the work here. Flavor depth is just not enough to make this beer stand out. Not bold or rich and malty enough. Average flavor.

M: Thin, too thin. Just too slippery and not robust enough to really capture that true brown ale persona.

D: Drinkable for sure, but the carbonation is too low and the mouthfeel lacks greatly. I could see having one or two of these if they were offered to me, but I'm certainly not going on a beer run for more of this.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 04:11:33 | More by kiddynamite920
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

09-19-2012 19:34:49 | More by mttdls
Photo of BierStein711


3.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in pint glass

This was an ok beer, I smelled malts, very little hop character.

Taste was ok, just sweet malts.

Mouthfeel: average

Overall: Not something I'd have again. If there was a little more bite it would be a good beer. It was just very smooth and soda pop like. I'd serve this at a holiday party where there wouldn't be any true beer lovers.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 19:33:03 | More by BierStein711
Photo of beerprovedwright


2.17/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Dark brown liquid with a one finger very light brown head that lasted about two flicks of a cat's tail. Color is a 16 on the SRM beer color chart. There are odors of hazelnut coffee, roasted wheat, and malt. Tastes like hazelnut coffee, with hints of sweet malt and coco. Leaves my mouth with a bland emptiness, just not much there. I like the look of the label, but the beer just did not hit the mark.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 22:08:29 | More by beerprovedwright
Photo of DLS168


3/5  rDev +1.7%

06-09-2013 00:50:51 | More by DLS168
Photo of scaliasux


3.13/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Brown and clear. Looks almost like a flat cola. Relatively tall tan head.

Smell - Pretty light. Toasted malt, with maybe a hint of nut.

Taste - Begins with a somewhat watery toasted malt flavor. Lingering sweet nutty flavor. Hops not real prominent, but appears to balance this beer nicely. Sweet, but not too sweet with a festive added flavor.

Mouthfeel - Moderate to full. Kinda dry finish.

Drinkability - Leine's produces some beers that I can take or leave. Many are oversweet borderline alcho-pops. This one, while again reliant on non-beer flavors, is actually pretty good and it has a wintry flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 05:01:24 | More by scaliasux
Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.