Nut Hugger Brown | Upland Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
94 Ratings
Nut Hugger BrownNut Hugger Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Upland Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
uplandbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JamesS on 04-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.15%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of rlee1390
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Semi cloudy brown, ruby around the edges. Two finger head that tries to leave behind some lacing.

S-Roasted malt, caramel, nuts, some spice.

T-A great balance between the roasted malt and nuts. Some cinnamon, ends with nice bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, tad watery with some carbonation.

O-A really good brown ale. Good balance and the right amount of bitterness.

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Photo of olafphysics
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bgramels
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of BigJim5021
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mtrain237
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Shrews
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served - bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance
Rich brown color, Dark copper, with 1/4 in head that continues throughout.

Smell
Rich, nutty smell. Hazelnut with rich malts and slight hop scent.

Taste
Can really taste the nuts and the roasted malts. Sort of bitter on the back of the tongue. Orange peel, caramel. The taste really makes this beer.

Mouthfeel
Complex taste of nuts and malts that hits your mouth hard and leaves a bitter hoppy feel on the back of your tongue.

Overall
A great brown ale with an excellent taste. The taste really makes it. The aftertaste on the back of the tongue is complex with the taste of orange peel, roasted malts, nuts, and caramel.

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Photo of jnikkel
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JDizzle
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of vfgccp
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of greybeardloon
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

on tap at lounge 5280 in DIA. The beer is identified on the receipt as "seasonal" and on the tap handle as "Brown No. 3", so I'm not positive this is the right beer.

A: Clear brown. Served with little head but there is some lacing.

S: Roast, chocolate, some nuttiness. The aroma is fairly mild but what there is is good.

T: Slightly sweet, roast, chocolate and vanilla, some nuts with bitterness on the finish. There's no discernible hop character. The finish really makes this beer--without it, it would probably be too sweet, but as it is, I could drink this all night.

M: Full and silky with minimal carbonation. Really nice.

O: I hope to have the opportunity to try this beer again, because I'm afraid I'm over-impressed because I'm at an airport bar towards the end (I hope) of a very hellish trip. If my senses are reliable, this is a fantastic beer.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of RocPorterFanatic
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours light copper brown with a small pillow of head. Very little lacing left on the glass.

S - Roasted nuts are the predominant smell here. Little else discernable in the nose. Kinda disappointing.

T - Strong flavor or roasted nuts, orange peel and slight caramel like sweetness

M - Probably the best feature of this beer, very bubbly, almost champagne like dryness.

O - Decent beer, not my favorite. Not Horrible. Won't go out of my way to get more, but worth trying. So far the biggest disappointment from Upland that I've had.

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Photo of bertram
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jheiss
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of dannyfrost
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of barnzy78
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of mbiang
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Rempo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bauermj
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, bottled in April 2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with an inch light tan head. The head doesn't stay around long, but there's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is mostly sweet, the brew smells like caramel, nuts, toffee, bready malt and a bit of herbal hops. The taste is a little more bitter than I thought it would be. It tastes like nuts, caramel, herbal/leafy hops, and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, and it's well carbonated. I think it's a decent enough brew, and I'd like to try a fresher bottle of this in the future.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

brown in color with a wonderful tan head on top. Very nice robust look to it, almost a cedar hue to it. The aroma was a big suprise. Rich cocoa and hints of roasted malts. Touches of caramel as well as a light tobacco touch to it. Really huge brown ale here. Smooth, mellow carbonation, rich, creamy profile with each sip having to be savored time, and time again. Lots of rich caramel malts wash across the tongue with the very first sip, and so it begins as the smooth, mellow cocoa notes start to come together with a nice clean, slightly dry finish

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Nut Hugger Brown from Upland Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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