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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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BA SCORE
79
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225 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | 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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ironwill54


3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-28-2012 21:44:43 | More by ironwill54
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e911mann


3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-13-2012 00:29:53 | More by e911mann
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Mrose78

Arizona

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-30-2013 19:12:29 | More by Mrose78
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-20-2011 03:12:51 | More by ROGUE16
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Dat

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-23-2012 19:14:13 | More by Dat
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BudandBeer

Texas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-18-2012 06:21:49 | More by BudandBeer
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Archimedes

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-14-2012 19:59:14 | More by Archimedes
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JamesPow


3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-25-2014 02:13:10 | More by JamesPow
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kmanjohnson

California

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-03-2014 18:45:56 | More by kmanjohnson
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-19-2011 13:49:04 | More by bacher468
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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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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-21-2013 03:24:37 | More by RudnicsMEB
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alexanf

Mississippi

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-09-2013 18:39:03 | More by alexanf
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maxpower

Missouri

3/5  rDev -12.8%

Pours a clear dark brown with some particles floating around , small foamy tan head that leaves some lacing in my glass, roasty nutty-bready aromas. Nutty caramel flavors, finishes on the sweet side. Medium bodied with a kind of watery mouthfeel, an average brown.

11-05-2005 21:45:09 | More by maxpower
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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-01-2011 03:02:18 | More by barnzy78
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Gusler

Arizona

3.05/5  rDev -11.3%

The beer emigrates from the 12-ounce brown bottle a somewhat hazy brown with a portly light tan head that is semi-creamy in texture as it fades away; the lace forms a concealing blanket upon the glass. Nose is malt with light caramel tones, fresh and somewhat tobacco like, start is lightly sweet and the malt profile light to moderate with the top light in its feel. Finish is mildly acidic, the hops benign in their spiciness, somewhat sour aftertaste is also dry, a drinkable beer, but not a real hit with me.

03-19-2005 23:44:20 | More by Gusler
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.05/5  rDev -11.3%

Pours mahogany brown with a thick white mass for a head. Lacing is moderate.

Smell is strongly of nutty roasted malt as expected. Hops add a crispness to the aroma. Hints of chocolate and coffee. There is also a mild milk sweetness.

Taste is similiar to the nose. However, the flavors are on the thin side. The aroma led me to expect a robust flavor. Hops do provide a bit of a clean finish, but overall there just isn't much here.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. A little more body would have really helped this beer along.

Overall an inoffensive, but average nut brown. Nothing unpleasant here. Nothing to get too excited about either. Worth a try.

07-03-2006 16:31:45 | More by Blakaeris
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seedsofchaos

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

A: a very pleasing pour of coffee hues w/ a thin off-white / egg-shell head.. light but decent lacing

S: not much going on here.. a standard ale smell with a hint of light coffee and slight molasses... smells like a heavily watered down stout

T: hits immediately on the front and sides of my tongue with malty sweetness, light coffee flavoring, syrup like after taste... barely noticeable caramels...

Mf: too light and watery for me tastes but just a tad short for the style

D: a decent offering from a company just now available in the midwest but would still prefer a modus hoperandi any day

02-02-2010 03:57:50 | More by seedsofchaos
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -10.5%

Appearance: Pours a chestnut brown with a very modest head that quickly becomes a ringlet, though it does leave a small trace behind

Smell: Brown bread, with a hint of toffee sweetness

Taste: Brown bread, with some nutskin sour flavor developing by mid-palate; some toffee sweetness in the mix as well; after the swallow, the sweet, bready flavors linger

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Brown ale is a tough style to get excited about, but some brewers manage to add something to it to make it interesting; Sky, unfortunately, does not

07-25-2009 21:33:33 | More by brentk56
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depechemode1983

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -9.9%

Dark brown in color. The head is tan and retention is very little. Lacing is scattered unevenly around the glass. Lightly toasted malts take stage with a faint hop bitterness. The nose ends on a sweet almond like nutty note. Light roasted grains dominate the taste but are balanced out nicely by bitter hop characters and a sort of sourness in the middle. Once again the taste finishes nutty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Smooth and with fine carbonation. A fairly average brown ale. Its got just enough complexity to keep you interested. If I could find this in singles in my area I could see purchasing a couple now and then. Although I would never drop the cash for a six pack. Worth a try.

04-04-2012 16:52:36 | More by depechemode1983
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tapman

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -9.9%

Appears red/brown that is barely transparent with a 1.5 finger head that is tan, thick and creamy. So far so good.

Smell is biscity with a hint of nut, akin to a fat tire, though not as strong. Smells like a robust brown ale. Hop presence is absent, or else english and bready. Oops, just glanced to the top of the page and it is classified as an english brown instead of an american brown. The bad is mine, the good is theirs.

I have a difficult time telling if this brew is a one trick pony with the malts, or if they just used really robust english hops. Leaves a roasted malt after taste in the finish. Thin quality in the taste as it is all bread and nothing else. As it warms a bit a tangyness does come out in the hops, but it contrasts with the bread causing 'moldy bread' taste that I don't much care for, but is unique in its own way.

Mouthfeel is really lacking for me. With such a nice head I expected more, but the mouthfeel is really thin. My tongue is bitten by carbonation yet there is no weight in my mouth, like drinking sparkling air. Mouthfeel does not match the style in my opinion.

I have had this brew before in passing at a local bar and was not impressed. Found a sixer for 5.99 and figured what the hell. I like it better than I did before now that I'm less intoxicated, but overall I will not buy this one again when there are nice Hobgoblin ales to be had.

11-28-2007 01:43:06 | More by tapman
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rowew

Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -9.9%

Presentation: 12 oz longneck, brewed on date notched on the label. Label is the comic book style typical of Ska.

Appearance: Dark reddish brown, average head fades to just a bit of lacing.

Smell: Sweet, a bit of toffee.

Taste: A bit more hops than I actually expected, its got a slight medicinal quality that makes it slightly less enjoyable.

Overall impression: There are some good flavors, but something overall doesn't work .. its not bad, but I won't be looking for it again.

07-07-2009 02:25:55 | More by rowew
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westweasel

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -9%

The beer pours out a very nice dark, brown mahogany color. It has a nice big head that dissipates rapidly. The beer has a nice aroma: Malty and sweet with a strong chocolate scent.

The taste is very carmel-like and sweet, but my bottle is so strongly carbonated, that it even affects the taste. The mouthfeel is medium - again overpowered by the high carbonation.

The beer is fairly drinkable, but again the carbonation gets in the way.

01-14-2007 02:32:20 | More by westweasel
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rye726

Colorado

3.13/5  rDev -9%

Pours a medium brown with a thin beige head. Nose has bready malts, nuts and molasses. Taste has toffee, molasses and bready malts. Light to medium body has average carbonation. Finish is a bit thin. Not a bad brown ale, just nothing special. Decent session beer.

09-19-2009 22:10:07 | More by rye726
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.16/5  rDev -8.1%

Served on tap in a Duvel glass. Appearance is dark brown with no light passage. A cm of tan head and thick lacing. Nose features mellow roast and caramel malt, no hops to speak of. The taste is mild with a watered down roasted malt profile and a slightly nutty character at the end. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated. Overall, this is a pretty run of the mill brown.

03-10-2013 00:11:21 | More by homebrew311
Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.