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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

233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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 beergoot
3.68/5  rDev +7%
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.

beergoot, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of rabiddawg
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

rabiddawg, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of RyanAU
3.75/5  rDev +9%

RyanAU, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of beersvh23
3.75/5  rDev +9%

beersvh23, Apr 21, 2013
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A 355ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012, so it's rather out of date.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 03, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Jamison85, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
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
Photo of Birdlegs
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
Photo of I-Beir-the-Bel
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

I-Beir-the-Bel, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of NickyDee21
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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

captainbearcat, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of e911mann
3/5  rDev -12.8%

e911mann, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of ironwill54
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

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

JALIEN, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of MacsBeerMaster
4/5  rDev +16.3%

MacsBeerMaster, Nov 07, 2012
Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.