Buster Nut Brown Ale - Ska Brewing Co.
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2.8/5 rDev -18.6%
Poured out into a pint glass, it looks good: dark brown body highlighted with red hues with very little carbonation and topped off with a finger thick off white head that quickly mellows out into sporadic bubble islands in the glass all surrounded by a strong lacing. Malts, brown sugar, wheat bread and mild cinnamon are some of the aromas coming out of this nice drink. Mild nutty aromas are in there too! Bitter when it first hits your tongue, but it quickly mellows out and is actually quite sweet. Unfortunately I can’t pick up any more flavor than this, except in the aftertaste, where some nuts and mild banana bread comes out mixed in with some raisin. It has a relatively light mouth feel and goes down really smooth, not a bad beer overall.
WOW!... just read a few reviews, I may have gotten a bad beer, it looked good and was not skunked at all...I'll have to get another one and re-review.
07-30-2012 03:45:42 | More by vickersspitfire
3.83/5 rDev +11.3%
Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a cola-like dark brown. A cream colored head recedes quickly to a film, then half-way down there's nothing. Some light lacing sticks to the glass. The smell is malty and sweet. A maple syrup presence and a nutty undertone. The beer tastes quite malty and syrupy up front. Not much hop balance, even in the finish. The beer feels thick and sticky in the mouth.
Overall, this beer has it's ups and downs, but it's alright. Too sticky and definitely not good on a hot summer night.
07-04-2012 16:56:06 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.33/5 rDev -3.2%
12 oz into a shaker. Best by date is smeared.
A - Medium to dark brown, clear, with distinct ruby highlights. Small tan head forms. Carbonation appears minimal.
S - Nutty with an almost boozy note.
T - Honey-like initial sweetness with some fruity esters. Mid has a distinct almond-like flavor with a bit of alcohol bite. Finish is slightly sweet with a metallic hopiness - may be an old sample.
M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Would like more body.
O - A good, easy to drink nut brown. Slightly above average example of the style.
05-25-2012 20:16:32 | More by Megahertz
3.78/5 rDev +9.9%
Got this at Spec's in Dallas for just $4.99 for a sixer.
A- Clear, reddish-brown. Almond-coloured head, one finger in width. Light lacing in pint glass.
S- Malt, even kind of grassy. Light nutty and cocoa smells.
T- Cocoa and malt, then malt and light alcohol. Finishes nutty with a light hop bitterness.
M- Medium-bodied. Carbonation evident, light mouth-coating.
O- Good but not great. obviously a steal for the price.
05-05-2012 12:41:04 | More by imasloth
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
3.6/5 rDev +4.7%
poured from the bottle into a pint glass
A - Pours a slight hazy, amber-brown. A few bubbles rise to he two-finger, tan head. Head is reduced to a ring of bubbles about 2/3rds down the glass. Leaves behind several large splotches of lacing.
S - Sweet crystal malt with a fair amount of caramel and some nuttiness.
T - Caramel and sweet malt upfront. The body attempts to the balance the sweet caramel malt with earthy English hops, but the combination comes of slightly astringent here. Nutty notes are mixed A flash of earthy hops as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a stale biscuit with slight caramel finish.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Acceptable, but would like to see more creamy.
A solid English ale from Ska brewing, but a far cry from veterans of the style such as Samuel Smiths. The real problem is that the beer just didn't come off as rich, creamy, and complex as some other English browns, plus the art on the bottle kinda creeped me out. I might have this again on tap if I'm in the mood for a brown, but I don't see myself picking up a six of it anytime soon.
03-20-2012 04:57:00 | More by Bockrules
Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.