Peak Organic Nut Brown Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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80
good
378 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
378
Reviews:
156
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kp29
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justindemino
2.82/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeZ9654
4/5  rDev +14%
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 +32.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soupyman10
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
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 -26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Antg8989
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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 -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LoudRed
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of digitalflood
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.21/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bplabernie
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zotzot
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of Donkster46
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chasmandocharles
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VictorR
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acropolis
2.99/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GatorCoop
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of youngs11
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into chilled glass mug.

A: Dark copper, translucent with visible carbonation. Thin, off-white cap with swiss cheese holes that dissipates to ring. Nice lacing on glass all the way down.

N: Not much happening in the nose until the beer warms up quite a bit. Faint caramel/honey malt component, dried fruit, subtle hop note

T: front end is quite sweet, followed by mild bitterness at the end that is once again overcome by malty sweetness into the aftertaste. Aftertaste of sunflower seed, caramelized malts, whole-wheat bread, black tea (not for bitterness but the earthy component)--finish on the palate is long and lasting, very nice.

MF: a little prickly from carbonation, surprisingly light bodied--medium at most. more poundable than other browns

O: True to style, this is a malt forward offering. It is not as heavy as other browns that I have had, which I consider a plus. Don't let the subdued aroma fool you, There is a lot to offer on the palate. A solid choice for the style. Try it.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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