Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

Peak Organic Nut Brown AlePeak Organic Nut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.47/5
378 Ratings
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:
#40,909
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
378
pDev:
13.26%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
40
Trade:
0
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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev +13.5%
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 +3.2%
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 +15.3%
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 +8.1%
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 -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Tinfang
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jacob17
3.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kiminmaine
4.7/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mwar
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VG71
3.99/5  rDev +15%
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 -2.3%
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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Photo of awesomea
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I have a number of Peak Organic beers, both bottle & CAN, awaiting drinking & review & I have decided to run through as many of them as possible yesterday & today.

From the bottle: "Pure ingredients, delicious beer".

Yep, twist 'n' pour. I really dislike screw-top bottles, but c'est la guerre. I employed a gentle pour because I am tired & did not feel like being heavy-handed with it. An in-glass swirl raised a finger of dense, deep-tan/light-brown head with decent retention. Color was Copper-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with deep-amber highlights and NE-quality clarity. Nose was sweet, but slightly sharp, putting me in mind of treacle/molasses. In point of fact, the breadiness of the malt, when mixed with that treacle.molasses smell, put me in mind of shoo-fly pie. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but big on the tongue. The taste was quite sweet, like treacle, milk chocolate and brown bread. Phew! It was fine for the style, but not for a self-avowed hophead such as myself. Actually, as I sat back and really considered its taste, I was put in mind of carob halvah. I only had it once, as a curious wee shaver, but it left an indelible impression on me. Finish was semi-sweet, chocolaty, slightly nutty, but just not my bag.

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Photo of bobv
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngryDutchman
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Kif Haines served in 6oz sample glasses.
Crisp, effervescent brown ale. German influence apparent in the bready, Munich-maltiness as well as Hallertau hops. A delicious hybrid of an English Brown and German Dunkel. Easy drinking. I'd have more.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irrevjim
3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

look; shiny ruby caramel, big head without much retention that leaves lacing
smell; a sharp, nutty malt and vague hop smell
taste; sharp sweetness, dry and dusty, malty sweet, dirty, reminiscent of a 90's tremont with more malt
feel and taste
feel; ok, mild carbonation,
overall; i've tried on three different occasions and it just doesn't taste good, their other stuff always good, it's like they roasted their garbage to see what would happen and it's almost acceptable...

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 378 ratings
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