Fat Gary's Nut Brown Ale | East End Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.65/5
118 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
eastendbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jasonm on 03-04-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,335
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
118
pDev:
15.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of psinderson
2.81/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on-cask in pint glass.

Appearance: Good-looking deep red/brown with a strong off-white head.

Smell: This smelled a bit soapy to me with a slight nutty background.

Taste: The soapy-like smell carried over to the taste. The nuttiness comes out in the end, but the original taste overwhelmed me.

Mouthfeel: Way too thin for me, like water.

Drinkability: There is a strange aftertaste, but if you can get past or at least accept the soapiness, this would be very drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of goblue3509
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with a nice slight off white head. The smell is of sweet roasted malts and caramel. The taste is a slight caramel flavor and other sweet roasted malts. There is no hop presence. The mouthfeel is on the lower carbonation side. Overall it is a drinkable beer, however, it isn't all that complex or flavorful which makes it average drinkability.

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Photo of FrankShirley
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Darkest brown body, creamy light-colored head. Good retention. Laces well.

Molasses, wort sugars, dark bread.

Sweet brown bread, burnt sugar, earthy tones. Very u-nutty. Slight tinniness. Weak in overall flavor.

Cask offering yields some smoothness to an otherwise thin body. Still has some chew. Carb is a bit low on this system. The feel is suffering.

An average brown with its own unique character. Fun to revisit. That's about it.

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Photo of JaYsOuL
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A really good buddy of mine was generous enough to visit East End Brewery, while he and his wife were in Pittsburgh for the weekend. He brought me back a growler of Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale.

I was extremely excited awaiting its arrival, as nut brown ale is one of my favorite beer styles. Once I recieved the clear growler three days later, I immediately had weird vibes about what to expect from this point forward.

It poured a deep-brownish color with little to no head; forced a half-inch head by swirling glass. The smell was pretty good, with hints of malty chocolate and roasted nuts. The taste was very similar to that of the smell. Mouthfeel was very light and a bit weak for my liking.

Overall, the beer has a lot of potential and would love to sample this beer directly from East End Brewery as opposed to having it three days after purchase in a clear growler. In fact, I think I will do so very soon.

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3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

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Fat Gary's Nut Brown Ale from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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