Nut Brown Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
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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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Ratings: 1,071 |  Reviews: 454
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of fx20736
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at cellar temp.

Cola Brown with an attractive cappuchino head, nominal lacing.

aroma: cocoa, cocoa and more cocoa. This one conjures up memories of driving past a chocolate factory.

mouthfeel is superb, silky, mousse-like.

taste: cocoa again, it's like drinking Malt-o-Meal. Scarcely any Hops with just a touch of bitterness in a slightly burnt way.

Notes; Goose Island shows once again that they can give quality English Beers a run for the money. This is a world class beer in my opinion and is stellar in every way. Will become a Winter staple for sure.

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of dheacck11
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark cloudy brown, beer bottle color. Thin light tan head.

Potent nose with hints of almond and roastiness. Perhaps a hint of clove.

Taste is very malt forward, with soft notes of caramel, almond, condensed milk.

Very light body with a sharp bite at the end.

A decent brown ale, but lacking in the complexity and body to make it a more American Brown. Seems to be much more in line with a classic English Brown. Glad to have tried it, but not gonna get it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The reddish brown beer pours out into a nonic pint glass with a 1/2" light tan head that persists quite a while before it becomes a thin cap on the liquid. It leaves an interesting web like pattern of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some dark brown bread, some chocolate and a bit of nuttiness.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the dark brown bread and some light malt sweetness mingle with the chocolate and the nuttiness. In the background there's some earthy bitterness to balance things out and eventually close the show.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth from the moderate but persistent small bubbled carbonation.

On the whole a good brown ale that enjoyed and think is worth having again.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Nut Brown Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 61.9% out of 100 with 1,071 ratings
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