Buster Nut Brown Ale - Ska Brewing Co.
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3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
nothing special here. pours a cocacola colored brown with a small off white head which fades away to nothing in a minute or two. smells honey sweet and medium roasty, caramel malts dominate. flavor is rather bland, on the sweet side but not much of that roasted character comes through from the smell. no hops to speak of. mouthfeel is fuller bodied and kind of filling, with a little less carbonation than maybe it could have. leaves a funny aftertaste too. overall definitely not one of skas better beers, ive come to expect more from them. still, a sessionable brown ale that would pass muster in a lot of other states, but it doesnt cut it here in colorado.
03-06-2012 18:41:43 | More by StonedTrippin
4.1/5 rDev +19.2%
Poured from a bottle into a chilled pint glass with a minimum amount of head, which dissipated rather quickly. Nice warm brown color, but a lighter brown. The smell of roasted nut with a hint of sweetness on the nose. Medium bodied feel in the mouth. Nice smooth malty flavor, with a bit of a lingering aftertaste. Very nice brown ale in my opinion. Been looking for a nice solid brown to be a 'mainstay' in the bar. This is a keeper.
03-01-2012 23:32:16 | More by jktedder12
3.53/5 rDev +2.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, best by 1/27/12 (a couple of weeks past date). This pours a nice amber color with a decent sized foamy white head. The smells are of brown sugar, a little nuttiness, other malts. The feel is medium. Taste is brown sugar, nuttiness, some roasted malts. Not bad.
02-07-2012 06:13:46 | More by DavidST
2.58/5 rDev -25%
Pours brown with very little head. Sweet swell to this thing but nothing distinct in the aroma. Taste is pretty flat and I get very little distinguishable flavors from it. Maybe a blend of brown sugar and malt. I think I might have to buy another single of this in the future to ensure I simply didn't get a bad bottle of this. Mouthfeel is syrupy and very little carbonation. Very disappointed in this beer so far. I will have to give it a second chance though, reading a lot of these comments suggest something wasn't right for me here Maybe a wrong time, wrong place situation, maybe an old bottle that sat on the rack for too long, who know...
02-04-2012 21:12:58 | More by denver10
3.95/5 rDev +14.8%
#4 on Christmas is the Buster Nut Brown from SKA. The colors is a nice brownish clear amber with thin slightly off-white head that is lacing!!! The scent includes malt, maple sugar, and some nuttyness. The taste includes a good push of sweet molasis type malt with hints of peanut butter. The mouthfeel is ok, lighter in body good carbonation. Overall it is a decent beer....I think I would prefer a little more body.
12-25-2011 22:27:58 | More by WoodBrew
3.63/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured from a bottle into schooner. Best before date on the bottle was 1/27/12.
A - clear brown with very little head and just a hint of lacing
S - nice roasty malt and caramel on the nose
T - some slight initial hops (more than I'm accustomed to in an English Brown Ale, but definitely not too much) melting into a caramel and nutty middle with a bit of smoke in the finish. Nice malt backbone and not overly sweet. Maybe even a hint of licorice at the end.
M - medium bodied with a small amount of carbonation; coats the mouth nicely
D - goes down easy
Overall this was a solid English Brown Ale - slightly more hops than in some of the others I've had, but it's just a hint and melts away into the big caramel and malt finish. Definitely tasty and worth a try.
11-17-2011 23:19:57 | More by DoktorZee
Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.