Nut Brown Ale
Peak Organic Brewing Company

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
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Style:
English Brown Ale
Ranked #311
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
79
Ranked #44,703
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 13.22%
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
389
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Peak Organic Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
79
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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
Notes: 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
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Reviews: 158 | Ratings: 389
Photo of JasonCoop
4.6/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a good clear orangey brown color with a nice white foam.

smells nutty mainly as expected. nice and malty. some sugary sweetness comes through.

tastes very good. a nice sugary/nutty taste. nicely bitter. very smooth. pretty sweet. i like it a lot.

body is medium. easily drinkable, very smooth brown ale.

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

Nice clear brown colour with foamy head.

Smells of sweet malt, and slight hop bitterness.

Taste is bready/sweet malt, with bitter hops coming in the middle, and a clean finish.

Very standard taste, but quality nonetheless. Yet, why did I pay $9.29 for a six pack? The organic quality doesn't seem to live up to the expectation.

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Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown twist off bottle with a freshness date.

A- Nice rocky head that settles down to a sticky lace. Deep mahogany brown color ... good clarity.

S- Nutty toasted malt, slight burnt sugar and a faint fruitiness.

T&M- Smooth and crisp with a moderate body. Dark malt flavors of brown bread and chicory, mild hoppiness hint of fruitiness ... slight raisiny flavor. Nutty toasted grain, hint of dark sugar sweetness as well. Finishes semi-sweet.

D- An all around good brown ale, tasty enough to go back to again ... but I don't really care about the whole organic thing when it comes to beer. Malt, water, hops, yeast ... simple as that.

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Photo of n0rmann
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a fabulous beer. More bitter than the typical nut brown, and finished with a great nutty flavor. The bitterness was balanced perfectly by how smooth it is. Both chocolate and munich malts are detectable. It has characteristics similar to both the Dogfish Head India Brown Ale and Samuel Smith's brown. I will definitely drink this again. The 4.7 ABV is perfect for the style.

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Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ouncer, with best before dating notched onto the label, this one pours typical light brown, with some reddish hues, clear and supporting a thick tan head, that leaves behind thick, scattered lacing. Nose is of nutty malts. This is another tasty creation from Shipyard, brewed under contract, with the Peak Organic label upon it. Nutty, malty and flavorful, with notes of vanilla, honey, cashews, caramel and malty goodness. Subtle, drying hops late finish off this classy sessioner. Well worth a try and recommended highly.

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Photo of Hibernator
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peak Organic Brown Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Best before November 06 notched on the side label
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a light shade of brown with diet cola colored highlights on the bottom. Nice looking head on top that gradually transforms to a thin lace. Distinctive patterns of sticky lacings decorate the glassware.

Pleasant aroma of milk chocolate, sour milk and hops.

Very soft and mellow mouthfeel with a nice level of carbonation. Juicy chocolate malts with a light dairy blend. Dry, roasted peanut quality and dryness. Roasted malt bitterness on the finish with a great hop snap.

Drinkability level is solid; easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am sampling a 12 oz bottle at room temp poured into an english pint. The beer pours a clear mahogany with deep ruby highlights. A soft fluffy eggshell white head foams up easily to a 2 inch pillow on the surface. The head recedes gradually and remains a sturdy surface layer.
Aroma is rich and malty with some chocolate and a bit of roasted notes, with almond mixed in. Quite appealing.
First sip reveals an average body with silky smooth texture, very fine and spacious carbonation. Does build in tingle after a swish across my palate.
Flavor starts of fairly sweet with brown sugar and caramel, allows just a bit of roast in the middle and finishes with an unexpected herbal hop finish. pretty tasty stuff. A nice englishy version of the brew. maybe the organics make it come together so nice. Definitely worth a shot if you like the style.

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Photo of generationmy
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great Nut Brown Ale! Not far off from a Samuel Smith's version but with a little added hop bite and some more roastiness. Really satisfying and easy to drink. This would make a great session brew for sure. My first Peak Organic experience and I must say I'm impressed. Cheers people!

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Nut Brown Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 389 ratings