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Kelso Nut Brown Lager - Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Kelso Nut Brown LagerKelso Nut Brown Lager

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BA SCORE
85
very good

29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 122
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 7.63%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: plaid75 on 10-22-2006

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Photo of jbsteiny
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a bunch of times in Brooklyn, and was surprised to see that there haven't been more reviewers for what I consider our finest brown (surprisingly, I think this well-hopped lager's got more bite than Brooklyn's Brown Ale or Six Point's Brownstoner).

Pours a coppery brown with very little head and thin droopy lace. I'll admit, it doesn't smell like much cold -- some subtle malts, some nuttyness, but once it warms up a bit, the citrusy hops come out. As I said, I think it tastes great. They must use a blend of citrus and bitter hops to give this beer its complex character. Sour fruit, roasted malts, and a hazelnut / walnut thing going on (not a surprise with the name and all...).

Medium body, but a crisp finish for the lager style (it's something they do with the hops), it's very drinkable. One of my standard choices at local bars. (859 characters)

Photo of BeerHonky
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Found on Tap at 67Buger in Fort Green, Brooklyn. Pours a nice chocolate, copper color with about one finger worth of fluffy white head. Smells of toasty malt and subtle hops. Taste is a strong caramel malt and brown sugar up front followed by a nice solid hop flavor and bitterness. Nice toasted barley character in there too. Mouthfeel is a bit off. Its nice at first, but then thins out in the middle of the sip and then picks up again at the back of the palate. Not bad. It went great with my blue cheese and bacon burger and sweet potato fries. Very drinkable to boot with enough flavor and character to keep me interested. (627 characters)

Photo of dherling
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From my notes of a Brazen Head cask festival.

Poured out a dark copper brown color, with a big uneven off white head, nice lacing. The nose offered a good malty spine surrounded by mild spice, and a hint of wood. The taste countered with some hop action, but balanced nicely by the sweet malt. Mild spicing adds good character to the beer. Crisp mouthfeel and a clean finish, this beer has sessioning written all over it. (424 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (391 characters)

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Kelso Nut Brown Lager from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.