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Edenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown Ale - Edenton Brewing Company

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Edenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown AleEdenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown Ale

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 18.1%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Edenton Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2004)
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Reviews by GCBrewingCo:
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North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured amber brown with the slightest of haze. The head was off-white and fell moderately to lace the glass.

The aroma was chocolate with caramel. An aroma that reminded me of chocolate pudding.

The flavor was chocolate and slight caramel and just a hint of roastiness. The flavor also contained a slight nutty flavor.

The finish was just dry with a lasting dry chocolate impression. The body was medium.

12 ounce bottle purchase at Total Wine. I have had this beer straight from the fermenter and it might be the Edenton beer that I like the best.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2004 23:10:19 | More by GCBrewingCo
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11%

05-22-2012 13:58:20 | More by carrollmel7
Photo of Durge


3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark rosey-brown brew with a reasonable tannish head and good lacing. It has a nice nutty-malt smell that is somewhat wine-like. I don't note so much nuttiness in the taste here though. It's more of a mild combination of malt and grape in a medium bodied finely carbonated liquid. Alcohol presence is notable but overall this is a drinkable and tastey brown ale. One you should try.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2007 00:54:46 | More by Durge
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3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. It pours dark crimson with light carbonation, a half-inch khaki head, and moderate lacing. Earthy and nutty in the nose, along with a light dose of coffee. The flavor adds to this rich toasted malts, molasses, maple?, and some mild spicy/salty and earthy hops, on top of a light, almost airy body that leaves a medium finish. Overall, a nice mild brown ale - a bit light in flavor, but still tasty. Tastes better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2007 21:52:15 | More by mmmbeer
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3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

How did you know my uncle is a nut? The pour was a rich mahogany brown color with light red hues and very nice clarity. There is a nice froathy head that did dissipate quickly to the side but never really went away.

The nose is not as prominent as the guy on the bottle. Some malty notes with a noticeable English accent. Most a light carmel aroma but a very light chocolate touch at the back end which gives it a sweetness to the beer.

The taste is more prominent then the nose. The malt is more prominent with a dry chocolate taste mixed with a slight roasted quality. Some crystal notes come out well. Nuot much of a nutty flavor, but there is touches of toffee and caramel that are close. Not much hops but

A good mouthfeel as should be per style. There is a dryness at the end that deters from the malt bomb experience. Carbonation is ok. Overall this is a good beer and easy to drink for a English Brown, even if your uncle (or aunt for that matter) are nuts.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2007 02:01:47 | More by Oxymoron
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2.4/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear clean brown with ruby highlights throughout. Small off white head with little retention and no lacing.

Deep rich chestnut aromas with a solid malty backbone. The slightest hint of earthy hops. Sweet milk chocolate and toffee as well as a microcopic amount of fig.

Thin, weak, and very one dimensional. Sweet flavors of chestnut, and almond,with a slight toffeed malt and overly watery finish. Nose is what this beer has going for it. Not much else.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2007 01:42:07 | More by mcallister
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2.08/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, given to me by my parents from their vacation, poured into Das Festhouse pint

A: Clear, dark reddish-brown color with very large bubbles, too much carbonation, reminded me of cola

S: The most noticable smell is some sort of damn metallic odor. The metal masks the nutty malt smell

T: Again, the damn metal, hiding a timid roasted flavor

M: Thin and way too carbonated for this style, reminds me of cola

D: Metallic taste, thin body, and high carbonation make this not very desirable in MHO

I had higher expectations of this brew due to the reviews and my like of other beers like this (Newcastle, Sam Smith's, Troeg's and Redhook)
I really did not like this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2006 12:35:03 | More by guinnessfan
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown color, no head with some very fine bubbles here and there across the surface. Aroma is sweet and nutty w some buttery toffee in there. Sweet caramel and nut flavor with a very mild bitterness. The sweet malt is very tasty and really good. A good froth does not change the flavor but thickens the mouthfeel. A great Nut brown Ale, quaffable, not heavy.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 12:11:34 | More by ByTor2112
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3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a six pack purchased at Chip's in Kill Devil Hills.

A: Deep chocolatey brown color with a small head on pour that disappears into a thin white ring.

S: Nose is an intense nuttiness of pour that settles into a slighty malty grain aroma.

T: Taste is a nutty malt character that has smoky hints. The smoke does not last long and finishes into another nutty flavor.

M: The smoky, nutty malt is sweet on the palate.

D: Not too shabby, this is a solid nut brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2006 22:02:37 | More by akorsak
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3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date found. Pours from the bottle a clear cola, brown color topped by a rocky tan head - one finger high. The head has very good retention. I also noted some rosy edges in the color.

The aroma is hard to place and kind of weak, but, I detected malts and some sweetness. There is also some breadiness in the smell.

The taste is very good with sweet malts and very mild hoppiness. The mouthfeel is mild and light bodied with low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2006 16:51:28 | More by abcsofbeer
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3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep reedish-brown color with moderate dreamy tannish head. Smell is malty with some over-ripe fruit and a bit too much of a flowery scent for mu liking. Taste is better than the smell with nice malt notes and a rich caramel-toffe taste that improves as the beer warms. Finish allows more of the hope bitterness to prrsent itself and provides a pleasant ending for this beer. Very drinkable. Nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2006 00:50:24 | More by tgbljb
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North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bought my girlfriend a 6-pack of various browns, but somehow, i got served this one.
pours up good and dark, almost cloudy brown, thick head of tan bubbles.
smell is damn nice, nutty, malty, warm buttered bread. i like the smell of this beer very much.
the tast was outstanding at first. almond or sweeter nuts, malts all over the place, very little hop. this is how i like a nut brown. however, the sweetness was a bit too strong, and the final 1/3 of the beer was a bit too much like molasses, not malty goodness.
mouthfeel was fine, some carbonation, slick and almost creamy, but a bit to thick (maybe it was the sweetness).
again, drinkability was affected by the sweetness. i would drink it again, but probably wouldn't have more than 2 or 3.


Serving type: bottle

02-03-2006 04:18:05 | More by NClifestyle
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3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: The pour creates a low, off white head that soon recedes to just a collar. The beer is a clear, deep, reddish brown color.

smell: A definite toasted nutty character is the first thing I pick up on. Sweetness is low, as is the English hop aroma. Maybe some light hints of chocolate, and an earthy woodiness.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is toward the higher end of the medium range, and the body toward the ligher end of that range.

taste: Silmilar to the smell, though a little more sweet than I would have guessed from the aroma. Same nuttiness and woodiness...though a little less noticeable, and with more chocolate coming through. Finish is lightly bitter with some lingering toasted flavors.

drinkability: Not a bad beer at all, and easy to drink.

Bottle from a fresh six I picked up last night at the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2006 00:57:59 | More by blackie
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2.95/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice solid brown color with a beige to light brown head and very active carbonation. Some nice nutty malt aromas shine thru the signs of aging/oxidation. Nutty malt flavor dominates with some oxidation/infection/aging present. Medium bodied and smooth.

Would like to taste fresher like the King David's Red but overall not too bad for it's issues. Slightly off but certainly drinkable.

Edenton -- Talk to your distributors about old brews (assuming it's old based on the bottle codes below) or bone up on the Quality Assurance.

Per EBC website: 5% ABV
6 diff malts incl. Pilsner, imported Crystal, and Roasted malts.
English Northdowne, Fuggles, and Goldings hops.

'3256' lasered on bottom ('03' emb on bottom)
Tasted: 12/25/05

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2005 19:19:11 | More by RBorsato
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3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Uncle Nut's Nut Brown Ale is closer to bronzed dark orange than to nut brown. The khaki colored cap is small despite an aggressive pour. Given the rapid-fire bursting of tiny bubbles, it's a wonder that it hasn't noticeably deflated in the several minutes since the pour. Although minimal lace is seen initially, more is created as the beer disappears with drinking.

The nose is classic English brown ale and is a little better than average. I can appreciate cocoa powder, lightly toasted walnuts, fruity hops and the merest hint of indeterminate spice. It's a bit too low on power and aggressiveness to garner much praise.

This is a slightly lighter than usual, acceptably tasty brown ale. The flavor profile consists primarily of barely roasted barley, bittersweet chocolate, nuts and weak coffee. The British hop bill (Northedown, Fuggles and Goldings) makes very little impression.

The beer is minimally sweet and finishes clean due to the lighter than medium body. The mouthfeel is more lager-like than ale-like and is on the low end of the style spectrum. Given the less than expansive head, I'm not surprised that it isn't all that lively in the mouth.

Uncle Nut, as depicted on the label, may be an eccentric guy (the website contains a story in which he comes downstairs to join a party pants-less), but his beer contains no surprises. It's a standard English brown that could use both more malt and more hops. Still though, it's a sessionable ale that should make it easy for North Carolinians to 'drink locally'.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2005 14:34:57 | More by BuckeyeNation
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2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This “Nut” pours a deep clear chestnut brown with a ever so slightly tainted off white head. Aroma is a bit minimal…slight caramel and a bit nutty, tad sweet. Flavor is fair at best, bitter up front, semi sweet middle and a bit nutty finish. O.K in the mouth and drinkability…well I would take it over any Macro. Overall this beer is ok. The flavor left me wanting more. It is on the launching pad of a good beer but never gets off the ground.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2005 00:32:36 | More by Stubbie1
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite style from my favorite state . . . what more can you ask for? After a nice evening of drinking random beers, this one hit the spot as my final one for the evening. Nice mix of chocolate and hazelnuts with the smell and taste. Not too heavy on the stomach either. I enjoyed this almost as much as a Brooklyn Brown or Cottonwood Low Down Brown.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2005 04:18:15 | More by Backer2004
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2.05/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle from GCBrewingCo as part of BIF 20. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, Got 5" of foam over <1" of beer. This is somewhat of a problem, since I didn't even get the whole bottle in the glass, only about half. Ok, finally got it all in. Head is light brown and looks nice, with minimal lacing. However, this ain't no Belgian, and ain't supposed to foam like that. As such, appearance was docked.

Aroma is very minimal of grains. Taste is bland grains up front, with a strong, artificial-seeming nut flavor at the end, almost cloyingly strong there. Mouthfeel, even with all that foam, is still overly gassy, and drinkability is just plain bad as well. Would keep away from this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2005 21:57:12 | More by ppoitras
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3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Goofy picture of a typical crazed "Uncle Nut" kinda guy label offers up this 12 oz. browner as a dark clear amber hued pour topped with a minimal khaki collared head cap topping off a bubble-less brew.

Bright aromatic brown sugar like a Sugar Daddy candy. Some wet cardboard notes.

First swigs: Malty hard candy and a tongue coating of sugar. Some pleasant maple sugar and "cup of tea" flavors. Ephemeral flavor tapers off to a quickly cloying maple syrup and confectioners sugar bite. Flavor reminds me of a mixed box of chocolates that always has that one Maple candy that is so-so.

Feel is a soft muted carbonation with a shushy mush.

Drinkability is stunted by the cloying tongue coating. This is a sugary brown.

Last swigs: Glad that this was part of a 5 x mixed case that had some decent brews like the Helles and the American Pale. Otherwise average at best and for about $30 a case, way over priced.

Beer is good. Happy beering from a few states away.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2005 09:12:37 | More by blitheringidiot
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North Carolina

2.53/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Coffee brown body with a nice tan head; some lacing

Smell: Nice yeasty bread smell

Taste: Very dry coffee /chocolate flavor; I get a little more hops than some others have tasted

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated but a little too thin for my taste, it seem to lose it taste very quickly.

Drinkability: From all of the ones I have tried from Edenton Brewry this one really didn't appeal to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2005 05:39:22 | More by mortarit
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New York

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a wonderful malty scent that boasts of crystal, roasted, and victory malts. It is sweet with some nutty notes. The taste is good also. It has a smooth, malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes sweet and toastey. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good nut brown. Some people might say it's too sweet, but I like my brown ales this way. This is a good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2005 21:53:26 | More by WesWes
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown with amber highlights. Light tan frothy head with good retention.

Aroma: Bready and roasted caramel. Very little hop bitterness noted, malty sweetness overpowers.

Taste: The flavors are smooth. The bitterness is a bit lacking leaving a slight cloying sweetness. The body seems thin in spite of the residual sugars that seem to be present. The malty caramel is tasted alongside a bit of fruity sweetness (cherry).

Notes: The body seems a bit thinner than expected and there is little roasted flavor that shows through to the taste. The finish is a bit sweet for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2005 22:00:19 | More by beerinator
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2.42/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearence: Pours a dark clear brown with a foamy beige head. This is the only Edenton beer I've had that didn't have foam exploding out the top of the bottle.

Smell: The smell has an odd Rauchbier smoky malt quality to it that kinda detracts from the brown ale smells.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is a very sour, almost stale malty caramel taste. The hops are gone, and there is really no balance. It's really almost displeasing tasting, with an artifical, almost canned mix malt flavor. The mouthfeel, on the other hand, is creamy and chewy. Quite full bodied.

Drinkability and Overall: The more it warms, the less I want to drink it. The worst Edenton offerinf in my opinion. A very poor example of what a Nut Brown Ale can truly be.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2005 06:11:15 | More by santoslhalper
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New York

2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thought I would give this brew a try while down in SC for work. The brew poured to a light brown color with a small light tan head that broke down fairly quickly but did leave nice lacing through out. The aroma is of malt that give of a caramel and coffee aromas that seem to be pretty nice. The taste seems to be a little off and I have had a few of them experiencing the same flavors. Can definitely notice the caramel as well as malt but also s somewhat sour taste in the end that just does not cut it for me. I am just finishing the few that we got but don’t think I would get this one again, to many other browns that are a lot better!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2005 22:28:01 | More by Stimack
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2.65/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Dark brown with a small, light brown, mostly-diminishing, creamy head and some spotty lacing.

Smell: A nice, deep roasted malt aroma, with a leathery tinge to it and a hint of berry. Very good... but then as it warmed up, it had an unpleasant soy sauce smell to it.

Taste: Kind of hollow. All the malt sweetness you expect from a brown ale, but only a fraction of the taste. Not much else to say about it.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly creamy texture, low carbonation. Felt more like a schwarzbier.

Drinkability: Mediocre. In all, I was very disappointed by this beer. It looked and initially smelled very good. Sure, it’s drinkable, and I love brown ales and would take one of these over a majority of the macros out there. But compared to other nut brown ales, I’ll give this one sub-par ratings.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2005 20:17:43 | More by ski271
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Edenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown Ale from Edenton Brewing Company
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