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

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Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jasonm on 03-04-2007

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a deep murky cola brown mahogany brown hue with thin cream beige head that forms minimal specks of lacing ast it dwindles. Aromatics provide light caramel biscuit malts with mild chocolate doughy aspects some tame herbal qualities with a roasted nut edge. Flavor wise the soft cocoa chocolate powder tone with roasted malt dryness blended with the herbal hops dance on the taste buds with a bit of that muted nut character joining the party, overall packed with some flavor loving the lower alcohol. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with even to lighter carbonation finishes really clean and a bit watery in the finish. Drinkability is great a roasty English style nut brown ale that will keep your beer geek senses tingling and your liver at ease.

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Photo of akorsak
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 6 oz pour shared during a brewery tour with Scott Smith.

A: The nut brown ale is a dark brown color with the appearance of sedimentary haziness. Head is 1 finger in size.

S: The nose is nutty toffee malts with an underlying bitter hop aroma.

T: The mouth is fairly dry, accentuating a nutty malt body without making things get too sweet. The malts are nicely supported by a bittern hop presence that doesn't get in the way, allowing the malt elements to steal the show.

M: The nuttiness is very filling, providing a dry flavor that doesn't want to quit.

D: Another East End beer below 5%, the style is not big on my list but this ale is enjoyable.

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Photo of psinderson
2.81/5  rDev -25.1%
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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Photo of jasonm
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Session Ale #3 is back for good, with new name...

A - Dark, muddy brown color with faint reddish highlights. Thin, cappuccino-colored head.

S - Big, roasty malt aroma with some a mild phenolic touch. Notes of nuttiness and chocolate. Almost porter-like.

T - Lightly roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate at the beginning. Finish is chalky grain bitterness, roasted coffee, and a hint of medicinal phenols.

M - Medium bodied with a good base of carbonation.

D - Low ABV and good flavor make this one very easy to drink.

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