Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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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:
#41,779
Reviews:
156
Ratings:
385
pDev:
13.22%
Bros Score:
3.41
 
 
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Photo of woodychandler
3.39/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngryDutchman
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
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 +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of irrevjim
3.07/5  rDev -11.8%
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 -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kp29
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justindemino
2.82/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeZ9654
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Downtown good nut brown!

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Photo of Jack74
4.66/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.67/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soupyman10
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown with ruby tones when held the light. The pour produces less than 2 fingers of frothy, tan, shortlived head that leaves a slim collar ring & only a few scattered motes of lacing. Aroma is dark malt with hints of pumpernickel, toast & roasted nuts with a little sour, cherry, cocoa, earth & wood. Taste is toasted brown bread, cocoa, roast & nuts with brown sugar, floral, earth & bitter with burnt hints in the finish. Aftertaste is burnt bread, floral, bitter cocoa & caramel. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, smooth & creamy with a prickly spice bite.

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Photo of HollandTunnels
2.58/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Antg8989
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Pours a medium brown with a light brown head.
Aroma: Burnt caramel, sweet malts.
Taste: Definitely tastes "nutty".
Feel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: Good, not great.

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Photo of Lucular
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.21/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bplabernie
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber-lighter brown color with a brown tinted head of one finger height. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a molasses and brown sugar smell mixed with a nice roasty bread and toasted nut smell. With a little bit of a light fruit smell working its way in as well, one is left with an overall very pleasant and sweet smell.

Taste- The taste begins with a caramel and molasses taste with a little bit of a roasted malt upfront. As the taste advances the sweet fades a little bit, but is replaced by more and more roast, with some toasted nut flavors joining the taste as well. The loss of the sweet and increase in the roast and toasted nut brings a little bit of a bitterness to the taste, and with some light grassy and herbal hop also joining the tongue at the end, one is left with a somewhat more bitter and slightly roasty and sweet flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side while the carbonation that is rather average. A little thicker of a body may have been slightly better for the roasted and sweet flavors of the brew, but even with that said, the feel was rather decent overall.

Overall – An alright roasty, somewhat bitter, and slightly nutty brew overall with a bit of sweetness which fades toward the end. While fairly easy drinking, it is not anything to call home about. Overall a good brew to try, but nothing to anticipate anything great from.

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Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 385 ratings
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