Nut Brown Ale | Dead Frog Brewing

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
50.9%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 57 Ratings
Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
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
Ranking:
#33,220
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
57
Liked:
29
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
15.79%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Exeter
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ZachT
4.14/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.66/5  rDev +1.4%
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 jcubz
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of MidwestBA
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Danomeister
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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 yancot
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MylesMac
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of maclean25
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
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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Photo of jrempel
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of leannegreen
5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of Seanont
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
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 timtwoface
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
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!

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Photo of McBastard
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
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 Shadman
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
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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Photo of QuestionableScum
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
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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Nut Brown Ale from Dead Frog Brewing
Beer rating: 50.9% out of 100 with 57 ratings
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