Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Nut Brown AlePeak Organic Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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3.37/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, one of the selections in a mixed 12-pack currently available north of 49, in Alberta, at least. I'm becoming increasingly suspicious of American craft offerings that give no shrift whatsoever to marketing descriptions on their labels. Odd, and strangely hypocritical, yes, but true all the same.

This beer pours a clear, dark brickish amber colour, with two fingers of bubbly, tightly foamy pale beige head, which leaves a few tiny specks of islet lace around the glass as it hastily sinks away.

It smells of caramelized bready malt, a thin generic nuttiness, very vague and misdirected cocoa notes, and weirdly herbal, earthy hops. The taste is mildly toasted bready malt, middling, but still prominent caramel notes, stale mixed nuts, a bit of bland store-brand tea, and staid herbal, dead grassy hops.

The bubbles are a bit peppy at first, but die down quite soon, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth in a rather unobstructed manner. It finishes off-dry, with just the malt - so ineffectual (thank you, Mr. Graffin from the mp3 list), and the hops hardly capable of taking any sort of due advantage.

Another offering from this brewer that implies lazy shortcuts and a dumbed down target audience. The nuttiness of the title is just too understated, and the whole affair is altogether restrained, too afraid of putting it all out there for the world to see, becoming nothing more than a mote in the proverbial dust in the wind.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.63/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

These organic beers just mostly don't cut it for me.

Pours a light, clear brown, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

It honestly smells like nothing. Maybe a little bit of sweetness.

Tastes include some mild bitterness, a little bit of caramel and toasted bread, and water. Just really, really weak, very watery brown ale.

Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel, drinkable due to the complete lack of flavor.

Just weak, pass on this one.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very clear reddish-brown color. A half-inch of creamy tan head settles into only a thin slip. A thin blanket of lacing coats the entire glass.

S: Thin caramel, tea-like hops, hint of lemon peel, touch of cocoa, vaguely fruity, lightly buttery. Not particularly aromatic or memorable.

T: Thin tastes of toffee, molasses, and caramel. Strong hit of herbal and tea-like hops. Buttery ringwood taste. Hints of cocoa barely pull through. Perhaps a light kiss of smoke. Slight toasted bread crust. Rising hop bitterness. Finishes with toast and crust and a gritty, earthy hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: I haven't had this beer in years, but this is not at all what I remember. It's oddly hoppy and bitter, with what tastes like a strong noble hop presence. This hop presence is at odds with the buttery house ringwood taste. But the biggest problem is that it's desperately in need of a beefed-up malt bill. There just isn't enough backbone to hold everything together.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best enjoyed before April 2013.

A: Pours a clear copper with a 1 finger. Head sticks around for a minute before dissipating to a thin film. Leaves a little lacing on the glass.

S: Similar smell as the other Peak Organics in this mix pack. It is a soapy bittering hop

T: Good nutty taste with a backing of crisp hops. Has a sweetness to it as well as carmel. Could drink a few of these in a row.

M: Light body with a decent amount of carbonation. Pretty crisp finish.

Overall this a tasty one and probably my favorite in the mix pack I got. Could use some more body but it is one you can sip on all afternoon.

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2.06/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a poor example of Nut Brown Ale. It is watery, flat and has no body. It is very similar to Trout River Scottish Ale which is the worst dish water (not worthy of being called a beer) known to man. At $10.00 @ six pack, I can think of a whole bunch of better ways to use 10 bucks. The take away here is that there is a lot of room to start a micro brewery because this sucks!. This is lousy and there are better ways to make a quality beer.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 378 ratings.
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