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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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 17
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 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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Photo of wordemupg
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into tulip aug2 2010

A clear dark amber with little head and no lace

S a little chocolate and coffee grinds with a little burnt sugar

T what I smell but with a little more chocolate and perhaps a little hazelnut

M thin but enough carbonation to fluff it up a bit and the flavors linger for longer then expected

D nothing blows me away with this one but there's nothing to be ashamed of either, decent beer with good flavors

no reason to not try this beer but I wouldn't go looking for it. I also find it hard to trust a brewer that uses clear bottles, anyone brewing beer for sale to the masses should know better

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Photo of Donkster46
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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 Moose90
2.92/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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 yancot
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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 schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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 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 CalgaryFMC
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a bottle at a pub. Solid brown ale with perhaps a bit more pronounced hops than is typical for the style but it works. Aroma was brown caramel malt, some nuttiness, a bit of herbal hops. Taste was sweet malt, hazel and Brazil nuts, a bit of coffee, chocolate brownie, nice roasty flavors. Was a tad boozy perhaps but not a fatal flaw. Nice smooth creamy mouthful that would not be out of place in a cream ale but the flavors are more more assertive than that. Fizzier than I would like. Nice offering and worth at least one try.

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Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

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

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

Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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