Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Nut Brown AlePeak Organic Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Nut Brown Ale starts out very smooth, like an English-style Brown Ale. The use of Chocolate Malt, Munich Malt, and Hallartau Hops give this beer a crisp, nutty finish. Peak Nut Brown is a delectable beer loaded with complex, differentiated flavors that don’t overwhelm the palate, making it a perfect dark beer for food pairing.

21 IBU

Added by Todd on 05-16-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,048
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
387
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
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Photo of Radome
3.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on tap in at Red Heat Tavern in Bedford, MA. It was served too cold for the style, in my opinion, which probably affected my overall impression. I found it visually attractive but lacking in any aroma whatsoever. The flavors were also muted, with clean, crisp malt, but nothing intersting for the palate to dwell on. This was a well-made beer, but I thought it was lacking in traditional nuttiness and roast flavors and certainly in aroma that would have made it a great example of the style.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- caramel amber color with half finger head that dissipates quickly. Clear and translucent.

S- nutty and caramel hints.

F- faint bitter chocolate with hints or roasted nuttiness.

M- sweet and chewy. a nice medium bodied brew.

O- I am not a big organic fan but this one was alright.

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Photo of BenMorse
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jackjaffar
4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dface
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YoungMtn52
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got this as part of a Beer-of-the-Month...pretty decent nut brown ale but I prefer the Smuttynose version better...

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Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoy this one. Nice toasty taste. Smooth.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-stuffy burnt dark orange close to brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace to allow a slight sticky yet becoming sliding as the warmed up a little bit.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet to roasty and nutty malts, light dose of caramel/toffee goodness and a quickening little glide of earthiness, ample amount of pine touching the underneath.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a gentle touch of roastiness grabbing the bitterness of those hops (Simcoe? - I think, but not exactly sure). Some grip of the bitter hops playing in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a subsiding sessionability as the grip of those hops seem to penetrate a bit more than expected. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt sturdy.
Overall, BA says English brown ale, but not to argue with anyone but I thought this seemed more of an American Brown ale. Still, it's a worthy one, nonetheless of having again despite whatever it's supposed to be.

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Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark chestnut color with a 1 inch head. Smell is sweet, malty, nutty. Taste is malts, dark breads, nutty, just a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours mahogany brown with copper and orange hues. Thinner head of cream colored foam that lasted well. Clear. Nose is toasted malt and hard nutty caramel. Cool, woody hop. Breaddy, a soft dark fruit back note but nothing too prominent.

Drinks nutty , twiggy and quite hoppy because it's fresh. Best by -7/19/17. The caramel is fim and nutty but also velvety and a bit rich. The mouth feel is medium but fuller. That means the fullest medium. Right here is where we can say it's not a porter or a stout because it's not full it's just fullish. It demonstrates how persuasive caramel is in the malts. It's soft with lots of breaddy malt and there is a crisp, bigger bubble. No bite just an open feeling in the finish, an expanding. The hops are twiggy. Caramel is a secondary flavor in beer and imo if it becomes too prominent the beer seems off balance and too sweet. Also the wrong color. This one is nice and dark brown, very toasted and not sweet. Excellent. Hearty yet gentle. It is not too complex and that is the trademark of the brown ale. A bit of nutty toasty flavor on some vibrant hops.

The new guidelines differentiate the American brown ale with a bigger hops presence and abv all the way to 6.2%. In the old guidelines this would have been an English brown and the cap at 5.4%.

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Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

Appearance: Transparent brown/amber with a short cream head. Surprisingly clear and light of color.

Aroma: Sweet malt, grass, cereal grains.

Taste: Caramel, dark bread, walnuts, chocolate malt. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Easy drinker. Malty, smooth.

Overall: Decent little number. Not overly complex, but well executed.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.22/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Tinfang
4.34/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jacob17
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiminmaine
4.7/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwar
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VG71
3.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ok. A little hoppy for brown ale

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cask at Cask and Vine yesterday.
Somewhat hazy light brown color with a decent sized tan head. Caramel butterscotch and light earthy hops with just a touch of nuttiness. Surprised I hadn't had this before, its not too bad.

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Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 387 ratings