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Buster Nut Brown Ale - Ska Brewing Co.

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Buster Nut Brown AleBuster Nut Brown Ale

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79
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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.15% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: Victory & Munich
Hops: Northern Brewer, Cascade, & Willamette

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2002)
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - This one has a crazy-expanding-marshmallow of a head, that has a whipped appearance and a curly cue on top like an ice cream sunday. Lacing is foamy and abundant, and the brew iself is a clear wood-varnish hue with some purplish aspects.

S - Walnuts in the shell, dry grasses, and some solid hops. Tree bark, and the way the woods smell after a rain.

T - Caramel malts, sweet molasses and brown sugar, and a hint of hops to balance it out. Still very much on the sweet side though.

M - Medium bodied, sweet, and just a tad syrupy. Fairly well balanced with a more than gentle nod to the sweet side. Finishes woody and caramel-y. WAY overcarbonated IMO.

D - This is an excellent, if not exactly outstanding, brown ale. I like the sweet caramel and maple syrup notes, and the hops and woody notes are enough to keep it from being overly saccharine.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 05:45:42 | More by pmcadamis
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Quinnspub1

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-29-2014 00:15:57 | More by Quinnspub1
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-14-2014 06:24:59 | More by SocalKicks
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear super dark crimson-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted nut, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with char and roasted nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice aroma, but the flavors are a bit bland and watery in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 06:15:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Lost_Medic

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-08-2014 21:28:54 | More by Lost_Medic
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NateMac13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-05-2014 15:30:37 | More by NateMac13
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NDNGerald

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-19-2014 15:44:39 | More by NDNGerald
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barryjg

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-19-2014 02:07:41 | More by barryjg
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timlyon

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

06-18-2014 02:43:49 | More by timlyon
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brandon911

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-14-2014 17:42:42 | More by brandon911
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sniklac

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-18-2014 05:00:19 | More by sniklac
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%

05-10-2014 17:28:40 | More by yaksurf
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BlazedNug

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-01-2014 22:26:34 | More by BlazedNug
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-12-2014 14:32:46 | More by harpus
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 3/28/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute fgass.

Pours a dark reddish-brown in color with a very thin off-white head. Spotty lacing is seen with each sip that clings to the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts for the most part. The taste is the same with the malts up front with a slight nutty (hazelnut & almond) finish. Very slight dry finish as well. Overall, it was OK.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:28:00 | More by BeerWithMike
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afsdan

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-21-2014 02:41:07 | More by afsdan
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SamN

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge, creamy over-sized head erupts from my stein with the pour, loose crown of bubbles on a thick, two-finger base of tiny bubbled foam. Disappearing it leaves a lovely love down the glass. The color is a deep, beautfiul dark amber brown hue. Incredibly rich looks, superb. In the glass, the nose first gives off a strong grassy aroma, then underneath you find a softly sweet nutty brown base, hints of (good) dustiness and Swirling interesting aromas fill the glass, keep me on my toes. Quite unique and enjoyable. Taste is equally excitingly tasty; sweet malty tastes,crisp perfectly-bittered hop traits, creaminess and a slightly nutty finish. Very good, really scratches my brown ale itch. Buster has a slighty bigger than medium feel, covers the palette nicely and delivers it's great flavors all over my mouth.

Wow, blown away by this beer! Ska really hit this one out of the park on all counts; looks, tastes, style-wise. Very tasty brew here.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 22:09:38 | More by SamN
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-23-2014 03:16:39 | More by jaydoc
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-13-2014 01:32:40 | More by rrski198
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-05-2014 03:22:24 | More by Le_HopHead
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plinythederek

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

12-31-2013 23:14:40 | More by plinythederek
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New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-11-2013 02:02:34 | More by LXIXME
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +9%

12-06-2013 23:56:45 | More by rorjets
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Arizona

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-30-2013 19:12:29 | More by Mrose78
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +16.3%

10-29-2013 21:14:56 | More by dhbiker0889
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Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.