Nut Brown Ale | Dead Frog Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dead Frog Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
deadfrogbrewery.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by BDTyre on 09-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Photo of leannegreen
5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.19/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of ZachT
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Seanont
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
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...

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Photo of jcubz
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of andrenaline
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of chickenm
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of EskimoDave
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A deep ruby with a subdued aroma of chunky nuttiness and malt. Astutely smooth, foxy malt flavours taking the shape of chocolate covered hazelnuts dipped in caramel and toffee caress your palate. A gentle reminder from the hops giving a clean and rather, maybe edging on dry, even finish. I've been particularly shy of brown ales and their cousin, the mild ale, for some time now. Dead Frog have made me question my aversion. Why have I forsaken you Brown Ale? Dead Frog has shown me the err in my ways.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BDTyre
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a fun beer to drink. At first glance you think, coca cola. At first sniff you think hockey rink mocha. The taste is nuts, chocolate and coffee. This is a fairly fizzy beer, with a mouthfeel similar to Newcastle Brown. The finish is remarkably smooth and satisfying. Overall, a very enjoyable brew!

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Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml clear glass bottle, a strange one with no body labeling, etching, etc. whatsoever...at least it came in a sealed cardboard six-pack.

This beer pours a clear, rather dark red brick tinted brown cola hue, with two fingers of loosely foamy and slightly creamy beige head, which settles slowly, leaving a decent wall of pockmarked painted lace around the glass.

It smells strongly of biscuity and bready caramel malt, a prominent earthy nuttiness, mild dark chocolate, and leafy, herbal hops. The taste is lightly toasted caramel malt, slightly astringent (as if stale) nuts, in the vein of pecan or hazelnut, a mild cocoa-laced coffee essence, and earthy, weedy drying hops.

The carbonation is quite sedate, manifesting in an understated frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, generally smooth, and just a little clingy and clammy. It finishes off-dry, the nutty and malt sweetness persisting amongst a seemingly disassociated char and hop bitterness.

Overall, a nicely balanced, nutty brown ale. Nothing complicated, or heaven forfend, complex - just an easy drinking, sort of sour pub-friendly offering, one which does a good job of stifling my words. 'Nuff said.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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Photo of elricorico
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep enough brown that the middle of the glass is opaque while the edges let some light pass. A finger of tan head sits fairly steady on top. Good sheet of lacing as I drink.

Perhaps the nuttiest nut brown aroma I've smelled. Hint of coffee as well.

Coffee and caramel are first to the palate, becoming nutty as it flows back across the tongue. A bit of lime like citrus to the hops. On the hoppier side for a brown ale, giving it much more balance than average. Nice taste.

Light bodied but not watery with average carbonation. This one is pretty pleasant. I find the Dead Frog brews to be fairly solid overall, not flashy, but certainly drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of gouettn
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
3.7 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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