Nut Brown Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate color, honey and tobacco aromas, nutty flavor, medium body.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001

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2/5  rDev -46.7%

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2.03/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

very dark amber, minimal lacing and head. Their IPA is growing on me more and more. But the aftertaste on this one is a little off for me. heavy malt, more metallic than's a quality beer, just not my taste. I'd take their honkers over this...

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

not a big fan of nut brown

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.66/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Single bottle (bottled on 02/09/10) poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a nice light tan head that lasted the whole way down. Plenty of lacing too. The beer is a dark brown on the table, but definitely has garnet notes when held up to the light. Plenty of bubbles coming up slowly through the beer when held up to the light.

Smell: Chocolate notes and a hint of honey along with a definite cigarette/smokey smell towards the end. Odd - the smoke is a bit off-putting.

Taste: Nice malt up front and then a balanced hop bitterness right after it, but then there are tobacco notes towards the finish. The aftertaste is like the smell of cigarette ashes - quite acrid. I'm not getting the love here although towards the end of the glass that aftertaste is not as strong. Still, I'm not liking it.

Mouthfeel: Plenty of carbonation on the tongue, nice thickness but not too thick.

Drinkability: I heard this beer was now going to be no longer bottled so I hunted for it and got a bottle, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. The appearance is great, but it smells/tastes like someone was smoking when it was brewed. Maybe it is meant to simulate a smoky English pub. I'm not getting it though. The description sounds so good on the bottle but this is, sadly, a disappointment.

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2.71/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm not too impressed by this one. The nutty flavor was kinda watered down. The girl friend said it had a slight soapy taste, it was just off. I'm not usre if I just got a bad batch because it's the first time I've tried this beer.

It looks pretty with its shiny dark brown body and thin tan head. The mild carbonation is perfect for a heavier beer, but the taste was just not that good.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nut brown pours a brownish color, with a very small lacing head. There is a light nutty aroma, but lots of yeast aromas. The taste has strong yeast flavors, with light hints of nuts, there is a rather stale taste. Watery, stale, weak flavors. Overall a disappointment.

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Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,073 ratings