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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
okay

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Crystal clear, dark brown body topped with a thick, creamy head. Roasted grains, nutty, with slight estery hints. Caramel and dark grains produce a smooth, mellow malt sweetness throughout; touch of hop bitterness and faint alcohol notes. Solid medium body, smooth.

A pretty tasty malt-forward beer, not too sweet yet packed with excellent caramel and nut flavors.

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3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012, so it's rather out of date. Acquired a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Curse the distributors of US beer in the UK - I had no idea that the date was so short. I'll cross my fingers that it's still in decent condition. The label is cool, but faintly alarming.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A rich reddish-brown hue with low carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy beige foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Some lacing. Aroma of sweet, nutty malt with hints of chocolate, caramel, mild brown sugar, faint vanilla and earthy yeast. Quite enticing.

Tastes of sweet chocolate malt with a dry finish. Notes of roasted malt, caramel, nutty grain, mild chocolate, a hint of brown sugar, earthy yeast and faint stewed hops. Possesses a vague fruitiness and a twinge of acidity. Quite dry, with a delicate bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with decent body. The carbonation is lacking; could be more effervescent. Mildly astringent, with an aftertaste of sweet malt, caramel and stewed hops.

Not bad, a brown ale that slides down nicely. Despite being a tad old it seems alright. The aroma and flavour are dominated by sweet chocolate and caramel notes, which make for easy drinking. Somewhat undercarbonated, but otherwise OK. Worth sampling if you come across it.

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Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.