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:
0
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1/5  rDev -73%

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.92/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.04/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Danomeister
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

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Photo of Beardo
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of QuestionableScum
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev -3%
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.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

At least beer looks like a brown ale. Dark chewstnut brown with a nice creamy head and really good lacing.

Toasted malts and loads of nuttiness. Slight hint of coffee.

NOT BAD! toastee malts, slight coffee flavour, lot's of roasted hazelnut, middle had the same annoying sweetness that the lager had and there was a metallic rtwang at the end. Otherwise solid flavours.

Smooth and creamy feel at first. Kinda washes out in the middle.

Decent, drinkable brown ale and the best from this brewer so far.

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3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%

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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
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