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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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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.51/5  rDev +2%
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A 355ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012, so it's rather out of date.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.

jazzyjeff13, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

RWLawman, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Jamison85, Mar 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

williamjbauer, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ouits
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

ouits, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

homebrew311, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

enelson, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

RudnicsMEB, Feb 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

matjack85, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Birdlegs, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

mac10thmtn, Jan 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Caskaway, Jan 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

crobinso, Jan 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

I-Beir-the-Bel, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

NickyDee21, Dec 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

captainbearcat, Dec 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

e911mann, Dec 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

ironwill54, Nov 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

robthepenguin, Nov 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

JALIEN, Nov 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

MacsBeerMaster, Nov 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Vlaminck, Nov 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

MarkyMOD, Nov 05, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

rudy0908, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of GMB
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ska Brewing Co. produces delicious, drinkable beer. That's what this offering is, and I recommend it.

Buster Nut Brown Ale pours a light brown body with a head that isn't long for this world.

Toasted malts dominate the nose. I pick up a bit of pumpernickel bread crust. Hops are noticeable but indistinct.

This is a rich, delicious nut brown ale. Roasted nuts, particularly almond and hazelnut, are at the fore. Its malt is roasted just enough, accentuated by the balanced use of bittering hops, to suggest aromas of coffee and chocolate without allowing these richer, heavier flavors to overwhelm what is otherwise a full-bodied yet "sessionable" beer. Nice.

Roasted almonds don't pair as well as one would expect. But dark chocolate does. So do peanut butter and bananas.

GMB, Oct 04, 2012
Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.