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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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220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-16-2013 00:54:41 | More by Caskaway
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crobinso

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-09-2013 01:40:20 | More by crobinso
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-30-2012 16:31:18 | More by I-Beir-the-Bel
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-29-2012 19:54:55 | More by NickyDee21
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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

12-28-2012 01:31:33 | More by captainbearcat
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

12-13-2012 00:29:53 | More by e911mann
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-28-2012 21:44:43 | More by ironwill54
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-26-2012 06:16:51 | More by robthepenguin
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JALIEN

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

11-25-2012 23:23:21 | More by JALIEN
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-07-2012 06:04:09 | More by MacsBeerMaster
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California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-06-2012 02:46:42 | More by Vlaminck
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-05-2012 03:18:57 | More by MarkyMOD
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rudy0908

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

10-24-2012 21:35:49 | More by rudy0908
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GMB

Japan

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 20:21:42 | More by GMB
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +16.3%

10-03-2012 03:27:14 | More by RichH55
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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-28-2012 15:04:47 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Texas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-23-2012 19:14:13 | More by Dat
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a reddish brown pour with a slight amount of creme colored head and nice retention. smells very malt heavy, hints of caramel and chocolate (nothing too outstanding).
the taste is very bland.. a very subtle mix of chocolate with various malts.. on the sweet side, but nothing is really outstanding (again).. there is also a slightly fruity hint of raisins.
light bodied, mildly carbonated.. subtle and smooth.

well, the beer wasn't all that fascinating however, i'm glad i got to try it and i will be keeping the bottle. growing up listening to ska makes me appreciate every beer this brewery makes whether it be hit or miss (so far this is really the first miss).

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 07:22:41 | More by facundoCNB
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vickersspitfire

Texas

2.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 03:45:42 | More by vickersspitfire
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Texas

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Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.