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Nut Roll Ale | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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3.59/5
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145 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by hustlesworth on 11-21-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,933
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
145
pDev:
15.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by Tessa:
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of reitzbrewing
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frenchblood21
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into goblet.

Appearance- Deep red in color, almost brown. Cream colored head that goes away as soon as you're down pouring.

Smell- I get sweet bread and nuts right away. Vanilla frosting and malty hops comes through. Really quite remarkable.

Taste- Tastes just like it smells. It is a mystery to me how Penn Brewing can make a beer taste just like a holiday dessert.

Mouthfeel- My bottle was very flat. It had almost no carbonation at all. Thin and without much body.

Overall- A great beer to try once a year. I am still in amazement at how this beer taste just like a nut roll.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DCHritz
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.2/5  rDev +17%

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3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of glass_house
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a non-frosted clear mug.
The appearance was a fairly dark brown color with a two finger's worth of white foamy head that dissipated fairly well to leave some sly lace running here and there.
The aroma had some cinnamon and vanilla character up front over top of some sweet and roasty nuts. Light toffee/caramel malts. An even lighter cocoa powder to biscuit-like maltiness came out nicely.
The flavor was moderately sweet pulling in the cinnamon and vanilla in a nice even balance flowing just as I had hoped it would. Mild aftertaste of the nuts, caramel and vanilla start and then after more sips - more cinnamon seems to come in on the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sessionable quality about it. Carbonation felt spot on. ABV felt as projected. Finish was well balanced between spices and malts, nothing out of place.
Overall, as a brown ale it works with a fairly nice English twist on Pennsylvania Brewing Company's ingenuity. I'd have again.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some spices. Taste is spices, mainly cinnamon, some nuttiness, not bad, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall this is a decent and unique beer.

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2.48/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Normally I at least like stuff from Penn Brewery. Sometimes I love it - St. Nikalous Bock and Penn Gold, for example. Nut Roll Ale was an unpleasant surprise.

A - Nice brown color but almost no head from a rough pour. What little foam there was disappeared quickly.

S - Vanilla, sweet fruit, and a bit of dark malts. Didn't get any of the "nutty aroma" advertised on the bottle.

T - Tastes like it smells, but in a bad way. Nowhere near enough hops to balance the sweetness. The vanilla, even though I don't think it's artificially flavored, it tastes kinda artificial with a chemically/medicinal note on the finish that is just off.

M - Body is decent but the carbonation was prickly in a soda pop kinda way.

O - With so many great winter and holiday beers out there, this one is absolutely not worth trying. Avoid it.

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2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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Nut Roll Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 145 ratings
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