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Oak Creek Nut Brown Ale - Oak Creek Brewing Co.

Oak Creek Nut Brown AleOak Creek Nut Brown Ale

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%


Brewed by:
Oak Creek Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Winner of both the Gold and Bronze Medal in the North American Brewers' Association competition. This northern Arizona favorite has a consistent nutty flavor with just a hint of spice in its depths. A slowly emerging bitterness crops up along the way and is unobtrusively incorporated into the smooth flow. It finishes with a gentle nuttiness and spiciness.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 11-15-2002)
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Reviews by goatgoat:
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goatgoat

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium brown with red-orange highlights. A finger's worth of tan head falls quickly. Aroma is moderate malts, bready. Taste follows with a full and smooth finish. Medium body.

A nice, easy drinking brown. Nice feel to it. I'm becoming more and more a fan of English style browns.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2010 04:45:35 | More by goatgoat
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Oak Creek Nut Brown Ale from Oak Creek Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.