Nut Brown Ale - Bitter Root Brewing
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3.93/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker. Watch out with this one- pour gently, because a big billowing, creamy white head results from a moderate pour. The froth sticks around, leaving enough suds along the sides that it will have to be scrubbed out before I pour another (since I have no more of this- pity). The beer is a very dark yellowish brown with a tinge of red.
Subdued nose, but with some noticeable toffee-like aroma, with a very nutty malt-forward flavor. I get some hazelnut and maybe something a bit more astringent, like acorn. Flavors suggestive of dark cherries and plums lend a good deal of pungent fruitiness.
A very nice brown ale, and locally produced. I must visit this brewery soon.
08-26-2013 04:08:48 | More by archyquaffer
3.84/5 rDev +2.1%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.
Appearance: rich red-brown hue with plenty of red highlights when held up to the light. Body is haze-free with a strong effervescence. Head poured a finger of creamy tan foam which is subsiding slowly. Attractive!
Smell: sweet and malty with plenty of nutty, caramelly character. A hint of roastiness and a touch of biscuit (thankfully, not too much) round out the flavor; this is a smooth, yet nicely complex, aroma. I like it.
Taste: much drier than the aroma, the toasty, nutty and caramel character remains. Finish has a definite bitterness, perhaps a little bit less well-rounded than I'd like. Still, a solid brown ale.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of creaminess that has a lot of staying power. Quite good.
Overall: I like this beer a lot, although the finish on the palate is a bit rough, especially considering the smoothness of the other characteristics of this beer. Not bad.
07-05-2013 04:05:11 | More by flagmantho
3.76/5 rDev 0%
A-dark brown in color with a decent tan head and good lacing
S-roasted brown malt, chocolate, toffee, earthy
T-roasted brown malt, chocolate,brown sugar, hint of coffee, some hop bitterness
F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth
O-solid brown ale, rich flavors, easy drinking
06-30-2013 07:18:33 | More by MDDMD
3.83/5 rDev +1.9%
Appearance- nice finger of creamy head, dark red brown in color. Very nice.
Smell- sweet notes of malt, almost indiscernable notes of hop crisp
Taste- a little tart on the tip of the tounge, but very nice mild roasted middle, leaves with almost no alcohol finish
Mouthfeel- nice brown ale character, not heavy nor watery
Overall- a very solid brown out of the bottle, I can only wait to try it fresh from the tap.
01-07-2013 04:23:15 | More by Sark
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
A - clear cedar brown, two fingers of creamy tan head retained very nicely
S - mix of nutty and sugar toffee aromas with a hint of graininess
T - mild nutty malt with molasses and some burnt sugars, with a mild grapefruit rind hop on the later finish
M - medium body with a stickiness, sugary feel with a mild bitter finish
O - a nice offering from a brewer I discovered on a trip to Montana, nothing stands out about it but it is flavourful and easy drinking
02-26-2012 03:50:47 | More by joemcgrath27
3.95/5 rDev +5.1%
This pours what Hemingway would call "a medium brown" with a frothy, two finger khaki head with nice retention. On the nose there is a nutty quality, dark roasted malt, acetone, a really nice mixture. In the mouth the nuttiness takes a step back a bit, the roasted malts coming forward a bit, perhaps a bit too far considering how much I liked the rich nuttiness in the nose. The body is medium, maybe a bit slick, with a decent finish.
Overall, I liked this beer quite a bit, especially at cooler temperatures. This is the second pretty great brew I've had from Bitter Root, after thinking I didn't like most of their stuff.
09-27-2011 05:10:01 | More by EricCioe
3.33/5 rDev -11.4%
No bottling date.
A: Dark shade of copper with a huge off-white pillow atop. Persistant head retention.
S: Toasted brown malts, graham cracker, and a bit of mustiness that gets worse as the beer warms.
T: Not your typical brown ale, flavor-wise. Brown malts are on the lighter side to the effect that toasted and nutty characters are underdeveloped. There’s also a bit of unexpected fruity sourness that carries into the finish along with a hint of hazelnut.
M: Lighter body with moderate carbonation but still a pretty lively feel to it.
Used to drink this back in my Missoula days and remember it as the best of the Bitter Root beers. Unfortunately, this didn’t quite measure up to my recollection. Judging by the huge head and slight sourness, this bottle may have been a bit past its prime. Regardless, I think they need to up the malt bill.
09-02-2011 03:42:27 | More by GeezLynn
3.53/5 rDev -6.1%
Pour: Dark, clear reddish-brown in color with a finger and a half of tan head. Good retention and some lacing left on the glass.
Smell: Caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Slight tart fruitiness in the back.
Taste: Roasted malts, some caramel, and a touch of green apple. Nutty middle and back, with just a touch of coffee in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Unfortunately, somewhat lifeless. Light bodied and rather flat.
Drinkability/Overall: Decent beer save for the lackluster feel. Lighter in flavor and alcohol, good choice for a session beer. Not overly filling and you can have a few.
Final Notes: Pretty good brown, but they could use to use a bit more malt to boost the feel and give it a bit more carbonation. Other than that, I like it.
07-26-2011 00:22:37 | More by bagpiper2005
Nut Brown Ale from Bitter Root Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.