Nut Brown Ale
Dead Frog Brewing

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
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Brown Ale - English
Ranked #156
Ranked #39,690
3.66 | pDev: 15.57%
Dead Frog Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
Notes: A full bodied, polished, suprisingly refreshing dark ale with a wealth of taste sensations roused by roasted malts with hints of chocolate and espresso flavours.

20 IBU
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BDTyre from Canada (BC)

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good milk chocolate brown with copper hints. Decent head. Malty scent with an okay amount of bitterness. Nut and toffee hints. Caramel-hazelnut taste, slight bitterness, likely from the hops. Feels slightly overcarbonated, but this is a drinkable, fairly well down nut brown ale. Could do with a bit of work, but a pleasant experience overall.

Sep 12, 2006
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mactrail from Washington

3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Musty and bitter. Long roasted grainy taste with a touch of walnut. Light bodied. Mellow with a caramel taste. slight scratchy nut shells finish, but not a trace of hops per the typical style.

Very drinkable, a pleasant gulp when you'd like a walk on the less bitter side. Sudsy and tangy on the tongue before the butterscotch sets in. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Whidbey Beer Works in Oak Harbor.

Jun 16, 2015
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bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

May 10, 2012
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andrenaline from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a crystal clear ruby brown with a thin layer of head which quickly dissipates leaving no lacing. Very little visible carbonation.

S - Sweet caramel, espresso beans, honey and molasses. Delicious bouquet of scents on this one!

T - Actually has a smokey roasted coffee flavour to it. Sweet chocolate lingers in the aftertaste. A nice brown ale, the flavours are perfectly balanced, not too strong yet not too mild.

M - Very light and goes down incredibly smooth. Not much 'bite' to it making it easy to toss them back with ease.

D- Definitely a worthy brown ale, and easily ranks among my favorites in the brown ale category. I really like how the flavours are not overpowering, but are still quite noticeable, making for an enjoyable experience.

Jun 26, 2010
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chickenm from Canada (BC)

3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin tan head. Nutty aroma with some chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is quite malty and chocolatey with a nice bitter finish. Body is a bit on the thin side, with above average carbonation. This is pretty tasty and I could easily drink several of these.

Jan 13, 2010
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Danomeister from Canada (BC)

3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Going through a dead frog sampler pack--

This is a decent beer. I think it succeeds by putting forwards some dark beer flavors (chocolate and crystal malts) while still remaining refreshing and quaffable to the general public.

Almost like a cream ale, it is very smooth with a strong malt body that resonates with strong converted malt flavors and a bit of coffee/dark chocolate flavor towards the end of the sip. It has a rich, true-ale finish and a low carbonation that works well with the medium mouthfeel. A sessionable entry to the brown/darker beer spectrum for anyone. Something to be satisfied with in a 'crafty' pack, but not anything to seek out.

Apr 05, 2013
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Exeter from Canada (AB)

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Oct 06, 2013
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joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB)

3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured a clear dark golden brown, not much head that dissipated quickly, not much carbonation visible
S - roasty caramelly malts, some nuttiness, sweet molasses,and a hint of grassy hops
T - roasty & bready malts along with nutty hints up front, then a light sweet & smokey taste, and the nuttiness seems to be the lingering flavour
M - fairly light and flat with a slight bitterness
D - very nice brown ale with a mix of well balanced flavours that are not overpowering, potential as a great session beer

Jun 30, 2010
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QuestionableScum from Canada (AB)

3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- There is very little head, and what head there is seems quite fizzy and dissipates quickly. The beer is a clear brown amber colour.

Smell- The beer smells of sweet malts, caramel and molasses with a little bit of bittersweet chocolate, or dark roast coffee.

Taste- The most dominant flavour is a roasty/nutty malt flavour, with some sweeter caramel and molasses flavours in the background. Also a little bit of bittersweet chocolate. Not much else accept a little bit of hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Relatively lightbodied, decent mouthfeel.

Drinkability- Quite drinkable, just quite a bland beer. Just very safe and generic, without doing what it does all that well.

Sep 07, 2010
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maclean25 from Canada (BC)

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've been curious about this one for a while. I finally got a six pack after trying their Chocolate Mint Brown Ale. It comes in clear bottles, so you know ahead of time it will have a clear brown body. The head is creamy looking with a nice beige-brown colour.

Roasted malt is prominent in the aroma, along with hops and a nuttiness in the background if you look for it. The aroma follows through in the taste but with a sharper hops in the aftertaste. I also taste espresso and a light milk chocolate. It has medium-to-high carbonation, with a medium body but a light taste.

Overall, it is nice. Good taste but a little light and more hops than I expected.

May 24, 2012
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beerhunter13 from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Nov 23, 2012
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timtwoface from Canada (BC)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

To be honest, I'm only getting into nut brown ales right now. For the longest time, the style just put me off...I can't really place why. But now that I'm back on board, I'm quite enjoying the ride.

Dead Frog's Nut Brown ale is very smoothe and has really nice coffee-esque undertones that make the beer quite enjoyable. Give it a shot if this is a style you appreciate!

Dec 01, 2011
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Feb 18, 2013
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McBastard from Canada (BC)

4.5/5  rDev +23%

Nov 17, 2011
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Seanont from Canada (ON)

4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got in the winter taster mix 12 pack

Poured into a frosted pint glass and had a nice chestnut/ cola color

about a finger of head and left a nice lacing as I drank

Smell: nuts and coco were very noticable

Taste was very nice mix of nuts, coco and a hint of coffee, smooth drinking with good flavor without being heavy

I must admit I enjoy this quite a bit and had to have another...

Jan 09, 2012
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schnarr84 from Canada (AB)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Jul 19, 2013
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jrempel from Canada (BC)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

May 21, 2012
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curtismontcalm from Canada (AB)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Mar 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +36.6%

May 08, 2012
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KStark from Canada (BC)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

May 22, 2013
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Alberta_Beer_Guy from Canada (AB)

4.5/5  rDev +23%

Jul 16, 2012
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MylesMac from Canada (MB)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Aug 14, 2012
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YamagamiTravis from Canada (BC)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Oct 29, 2013
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Moose90 from Washington

2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

May 12, 2015
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KalanM from Canada (BC)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Nov 29, 2012
Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 58 ratings