Nut Brown Ale | Mt. Carmel Brewing Company

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182 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
mtcarmelbrewingcompany.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nut Brown is mahogany in color, entering with hints of maple, followed by a roasted hazelnut body, balancing a clean malty finish.

Added by bluejacket74 on 06-30-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
182
Reviews:
70
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle in a Sam Adams glass (no date)
From Rick, thanks

Note: I try to review to style.

A: Dark ruby/light brown color with a thin off-white head.
S: Slight caramel sweetness, a hint of nuttiness that I attribute to the malts.
T: Dark toast, a little bit of caramel, no obvious hops, just a slight bitterness in the background. As it warms, a little graininess becomes apparent. No hint of the maple that is mentioned on the label.
M: Drying on the tongue, a little too much carbonation for my preference. Feels a little too light/thin, almost watery.
D: There is nothing wrong with this brown ale, but there is nothing out of ordinary or extraordinary about it either. I would not turn another one down, but I would not buy another one either. Glad I had a chance to try it, wish I liked it more.

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3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No best by dates, no born on dates, on encrypted codes, or dated notches...that bugs me. Pours into a mini imperial pint glass a dark cola tinted amber brown body with a light tan head forming thick and dwindling down slowly. Fine speckled lacing left behind. The nose has some mild fruitiness, roasted malts, and hints of maple syrup. Flavor upfront is very sweet like maple syrup sickeningly sweet but that fades and the nice darker roasted malts with a hint of nutty dryness mellow things out saving it's drinkability. Overall mouthfeel is a bit rough with the unfermentables still hanging around each sip gets a little harder to take, medium bodied mellow carbonation no other complaints no over booze. Overall not as well refined as I like my beers this is rough around the edges to be polite and the best of the three offerings I've tried from them thus far.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Really not much going on here. Certainly drinkable and not offensive by any means, its flavors were subtle and did not stand out as much as I would have liked.

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3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mt. Carmel Nut Brown Ale has a medium, fluffy, cream-colored head, a sort of brilliant rust-red-brown appearance, and a lace curtain left on the glass. The aroma is of sweetness, maybe some syrup, malt, and possibly a bright fruit of some sort. Taste is of sweetness, a touch of syrup, brown bread crust, and a noticeable, somewhat unpleasant bitterness, like one will get from pecan shell. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Mt. Carmel Brown Ale finishes semi-wet and easy drinking.

RJT

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3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nut brown with deep ruby reds underneath. About a half inch head with beautiful lacing as you enjoy the beer. Head is light brown in color with a nutty maple smell. Mouthfeel is watery and too hazel nutty for my liking. Overall, an ok beer but would go out of my way to find it!

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3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was able to get this beer on tap at the Machine Room Bar at the Great American Ballpark. The beer had a smooth amber color. There was little to no head on the beer and it was poured right in front of me. Caramel malt nose that is actually quite malty. Smooth flavor and nose that gives whiffs of various caramel like flavors. Creamy mouthfeel and a clean finish. Faint nut notes in the aftertaste. Plenty of smooth caramel in the nose and the flavor. I would call this more of a brown than a nut brown, but no matter how you slice its drinkable and I would say a B-.

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3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, burgundy/light brown color with a small, thin, off-white head. It left little to no lace.

S - It smelled of a caramel, floral notes and touches of maple.

T - It tasted of biscuity caramel malt. Despite the fact that it is a "nut" brown ale, it lacked any nutty flavor. even though the label mentioned maple flavor, it was lacking much maple flavor.

M - It was crisp and sharp with a smooth finish. A light bodied ale.

D - This is an okay brown ale. It is sweet but lacks much nutty or maple flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I received this bottle as an extra recently and having had some good experience with them last time I was in Ohio I was anxious to give a bottle a shot. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/16/2009.



The pour was decent enough with a light brown color and good clarity to it. The small light tan head came up to a height of a round an inch at first but quickly dropped down into nothing. Light caramel and nut like aroma are the main players here, well balanced, but again quite light in nature. The taste was nice, even, and again well balanced with lots of caramel and nut notes, a hint of light bitter hops in the finish and a smooth overall profile. Very easy drinking and went down without a fight during dinner.



Overall a very solid little brown ale, nothing to go nuts over, but very well presented and I would try it again

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Nut Brown Ale from Mt. Carmel Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 182 ratings.
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