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Brownhoist Nut Brown Ale | Tri-City Brewing Company

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Brownhoist Nut Brown AleBrownhoist Nut Brown Ale
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Brownhoist Nut Brown AleBrownhoist Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Tri-City Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BierFan on 03-18-2010

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by WakeandBake:
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3.92/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark reddish brown color with a small offwhite head , leaving some spotty lacing , medium carbonation. Aroma is nutty and grainy , malty , earthy and slightly spicy with a hint of fruit esters . Flavor was much better than expected , nice raosty caramel malt ,, yeasty fruit esters like maybe apple skins , lightly sweet with some earthy and nutty flavors , lightly bitter , long slightly dry roasty finish . Medium body with a nice clean mouthfeel . I found this to be a nice Brown , sessionable and something I would buy again for sure .

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Photo of DruC4
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Bung
2.95/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. Exploder, gushed white bubbles upon opening. A little more than worried, but does not smell infected. After settling, light brown pour with abundant white head.

Aroma has some malt, leather and nut. Little brown sugar. Whole lotta yeast.

Malt and nut flavors, but it is a bit overwhelmed by the carbonation. Some bannana, quite a bit more yeast flavor.

Very, very lively mouthfeel. Lighter bodied, probably due to the over carbonation. Were they trying for a Belgian brown?

OK, but the carb just obliterated this one.

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Photo of BierFan
3.82/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Thin light tan head. Clear dark brown body shows low carbonation.

Smell: Slight fig aroma which is unusual for the style. I think I'm getting some toffee as well.

Taste: Much drier than I was expecting. Modest bitterness. Once again, a little fig. Malt sweetness in the aftertaste.

Drinkability: Fairly high drinkability due to it's dryness and the relatively low abv.

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Photo of carlborch
3.11/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 oz bottle it pours a dark chestnut-mahogany brown, producing a 2-inch pocketed head that immediately starts to settle, and ends as a slight film. No Belgian lace. The nose suggests leather, malt, and unused band-aids. There is fresh and bright, pleasant, note to the nose. The body is medium-light. The palate is sweet and short with chocolate and caramelized rye-bread-crust notes with suggestions of hazelnuts. Unfortunately, this brown ale is not moreish. One is good.

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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.69/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Tri-City's Brownhoist Nut Brown Ale today for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. I think I have had this beer before but I don't really remember much about it and since it is a seasonal I thought I should give a try while I can still find it on the shelfs, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling, that's the norm for the brewery. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, but a picture of an arm of crane isn't too eye catching, but it does go with the name. It poured a nice dark brown color that had a nice mahogany color when held to the light. It had a finger and a half worth of off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end. The color looked good but the head was disappointing.

S- The aroma starts of with a good amount of dark malts that have a pretty noticeable roast aroma to them with a low amount of sweetness and it imparts some chocolate and some slight coffee aromas that I wasn't expecting but enjoyed. After that comes a pretty distinctive nutty aroma that works well with the roasted malts and there were no hops to be found. The aroma was good and much more robust then I thought it was going to be.

T- The taste starts off with loads of dark lightly roasted malts that have a medium amount of sweetness and impart some nice roasted grain and brown bread flavors along with a little bit of chocolate. In the middle comes the nuts which impart just enough nutty flavor to hold up against the malts after that comes a noticeable coffee taste. The finish is a little sweet with hardly any bitterness and a roasty and nutty aftertaste. The flavor had more roast then most Nut Browns but I enjoyed it.

M- Smooth, medium bodied, and it had a high amount of pricky carbonation. The body was nice but the carbonation was to high and the prickly carbonation didn't go well with the roasty and nutty flavors.

Overall I thought that this was a good American Brown Ale and it had enough nutty flavors and aromas to live up to being named a Nut Brown Ale, it wasn't that true to the style with the large amount of roast but I thought it worked well with this beer and it still retained enough Brown Ale flavors to know this is a Nut Brown Ale. This beer had ok drinkability, the flavor kept my attention but I think the prickly carbonation would wear on me after a while. What I liked most about this beer was the aroma and taste, they were both pretty nice. What I liked least about this beer was the prickly carbonation, it needed to be toned down a couple notches. I would buy this beer again when feeling a Nut Brown Ale, and if you like the style I think this is worth the try. This is one of the better seasonals that I have had from this brewery, I didn't get any off flavors like some of the other reviewers suggested and if the carbonation was toned down this might be one of the better Nut Brown Ales I have had, nice work guys, this is a worthy seasonal.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of hamilton23
3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours chestnut brown with loads of beige head. No retention.

S: Toasted nuts, some maltiness and mostly bandaids.

T: Roasted malts but with some residual metallic taste in there.

M: Overly carbed.

O: A pretty mediocre beer. Not sure why the metallic taste, maybe starting to oxidize.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Morakaton
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Blitzen15
3.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark reddish brown, very red when looked through light, with a little caramel head.

S - The smell is not really strong but it seems to be brown sugar with hints of dark roasted almonds.

T - Very nutty, slightly sweet and not very bitter.

M - Pretty thin for it's color, it doesn't stick around on the pallet long.

D - Refreshing and hearty, low carbonation, easy to drink even on a warm day.

Purchased at: Ladd's & Co.

Served on: 7JUL2010

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Spiekerbox
3.05/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Brown and pours with a thick foamy head that takes a couple pours to empty the bottle. Head is a light tan and beer is an opaque reddish-brown. Head does not leave much lacing on the glass after waiting a while for it to go down.

S- Roasted, dark malt is the first with a slight nuttiness, not a strong aroma beer. Can smell the yeast on this one when you drink it.

T- The roasted malts are the first thing I notice then a slight sweet-nuttiness comes out. Bitter-metallic finish somewhat kills the end of this one.

M- Quite carbonated with a watery texture. Flavors stick to the mouth as you drink it, though it goes away in a short time.

O- Not too bad but nothing that I would really seek out. Over-carbonation and the slight metallic aftertaste are things that would influence me to not get this one again, though without them it would be a solid beer, but still not overly impressive.

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.43/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.77/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Brownhoist Nut Brown Ale from Tri-City Brewing Company
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