Kelso Nut Brown Lager - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
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3.95/5 rDev +5.9%
A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense beige head that gradually died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of dark and chocolate malts in the nose.
T: The overall taste is rather malty; there is a bit of sweetness in the initial taste and this is followed by flavors of dark and chocolate malts. There are some hints of bitterness in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer goes down very easily and I wouldn't have a problem drinking this all night long. In this respect, it's very sessionable.
03-08-2011 03:24:24 | More by metter98
3.68/5 rDev -1.3%
From 08/22/12 notes. Had this on tap at d.b.a. on the LES in NYC. Served in a pint glass.
a - Pours a deep, amber brown color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of fruity malts, roasted malts, toasted malts, caramel malts, and almost lightly sour. Not bad but a little fruiter and different than I was expecting.
t - Taste of fruity malts, toasted malts, burnt malts, toffee, caramel, bready malts, and roasted malts. Lots of fruit and malts here again.
m - Medium body and low carbonation, the body is pretty smooth and easy to drink.
o - Overall a pretty nice brown ale. Lots of malts and easy to drink, definitely on the fruitier side of brown ales. Worth checking out.
08-26-2012 19:34:18 | More by mdfb79
4.3/5 rDev +15.3%
This was a CANQuest (TM) score during my most recent foray to New York and Brooklyn, making it ever easier to entice me to come up and visit! Have CANS? Will Travel! That's my motto.
From the CAN: "Brooklyn Crafted Since 2006"; "Full malt flavor, spicy hop background, clean, crisp finish"; "CANS: Infinitely recyclable Beer helps"; "Created by the husband and wife team of Kelly Taylor & Sonya Giacobbe, these 100% hand-made craft ales and lagers have been brewed fresh in the bountiful borough of Brooklyn since 2006. Mounds of malt, bales of hops and countless hours of dedication and passion. That's KelSo Beer."
A nice, loud Crack! revealed a brimful CAN, so in salute to the brewers, I utilized an inverted Glug. The pseudo-cascade was brilliant, finally settling into two fingers of dense, foamy, light-tan with limited retention, although it was already beginning to evince some great lacing. Color was more coppery than brown (SRM = ~ 22), but with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a really malty sweetness and I would have sworn that I was drinking an ale! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full and the taste was kind of chocolaty, sort of nutty and VERY reminiscent of Newcastle Brown Ale. Did I just type that? Well, I kid you not and if this is a lager, then I am deeply impressed! The hops were not what the verbiage had led me to expect as they were pretty much not discernible but the finish had the same sweet malt flavors that I usually get in an ale. This would be worth seeking out as a novelty, but if you are into Brown Ales (I am not), then you should definitely see how this stacks up against some of your faves.
04-15-2014 21:03:34 | More by woodychandler
3.83/5 rDev +2.7%
Had a pint at Sweet Afton for $6. I tried this once before and I feel about the same - this is a great sessionable lager. The flavor is a touch light, but there are sharp toffee notes, a smoother nutty taste and then a mild caramel background. I'd be happy to have a few pints of this lager any time. Check it out next time you're in the city.
12-07-2010 02:46:13 | More by tempest
3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
On tap at the Brickyard Gastro pub, NYC.
Pours slightly murky/hazed auburn amber. Lite tan head, tiny bubble film and extensive fine sheeting and scattered lacing. Malted up nose, toffee and minor vanilla. Easy drinking sessioner. Nicely malted up, with more toffee, def. nutty, mild hops late adding the balance. Smooth and enjoyable.
12-30-2010 15:11:59 | More by Billolick
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
On Tap somewhere in NYC.
Kelso Nut Brown Lager looks darker than your usual lager, it fills the pint glass with a glossy shoe polish brown color with not much of a cap up top, no stickage. Smell is rather fruity with some nutty appeal and a apparent roast going on. Taste is pleasant enough for the style, I do get some dark fruit and I don't know why. Feel is medium and a bit watery, the lack of carb detrs me from drinking alot of it.
04-27-2011 18:01:46 | More by BARFLYB
3.75/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured a dark copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.
The smell featured a strong up front toasted grain. Smattering of spicy hop as well.
The taste also featured a nice roasted dark malt with a good hop spiciness. Very well balanced.
The mouthfeel was full, yet clean.
Overall a nice drinkable lager. Certainly a solid session beer.
10-22-2006 15:43:27 | More by plaid75
3.53/5 rDev -5.4%
Yes, the legendary woodychandler comes through again with another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is nutty, a bit of hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, a bit of nuts, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.
04-23-2014 04:18:11 | More by tone77
4.4/5 rDev +18%
A – Thick, creamy, white head. Nice retention and lace. Deep maple amber body.
S – Delicious caramel and vanilla dominate the nose, but there’s a trace amount of sour potato that keeps this it from being exceptional.
T – Soft caramel and raw vanilla, straight from the nose. A twang of herbal hops reaches out to balance the profile in the middle of the profile. There’s a solid malt backbone throughout the profile and it shines on the backend, rolling into a bready sweet finish with a touch of flint.
M – Soft and silky. Medium/full body. Pleasant carbonation.
O – Delicious when fresh. Note: I’ve had this a second time where the keg was past-prime, and unfortunately the beer doesn’t hold up to age at all.
09-04-2011 17:39:38 | More by vfgccp
3.69/5 rDev -1.1%
From Empire State Cellars in Tanger (Riverhead); notes are from 5/29
Surprisingly clear, this beer is more a shade of red than brown. The head sits heavily atop it, a thick finger and a half of foam. Lace is chunky and patchy.
The aroma is light, but a nice one offering toasted malt, nut, and a little toffee and caramel.
The flavor is stronger and more developed. It gives up nut, a bit of wood, and some bread; it leans toward toasty, though not as much as the aroma. The yeast brings out fuller fruity esters.
The medium body focuses on crispness, and leans pretty light. Toasty dryness builds gently.
06-02-2014 18:14:25 | More by Brenden
3.83/5 rDev +2.7%
On tap at Puck Fair, NYC.
Pours a clear russet with no head but sheets of lace. Roasted + chocolate malts on the nose. Prickly nutmeg up front, some astringent twig and branch, with a brown sugar end. Dry sustain, light to medium body.
Good balance between hops and sweet. Verging on a brown ale, though; there are better examples of the style.
11-30-2009 22:55:25 | More by StJamesGate
Kelso Nut Brown Lager from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
84 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.