Maple Nut Brown Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

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Maple Nut Brown AleMaple Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A touch of Maple Syrup is added to each barrel of our award winning Maple Nut Brown Ale to impart a roasted sweetness. This addition balances the nut flavor produced by Munich, caramel and chocolate malts used in the brewhouse, producing a drinkable brown ale.

Added by kbub6f on 07-27-2001

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a stein glass.

Look - medium brown in color, with about two fingers' worth of light tan-colored foam that dissipates somewhat slowly.

Smell - malty, with a strong essence of caramel or chocolate...probably just from the general "nut" aroma.

Taste - Also a very malty/nutty type of taste, which makes sense given the type. There's almost a worty type of quality to it. But in general the essential qualities of a nut brown are good and well-met.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but slightly on the creamier side.

Overall - not extremely intriguing, but not dull either, and still very good-tasting.

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of chefhatt
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass. It has a nice dark, rich brown body with a small beige head that doesn't stay up to long. The smell is rich of maple notes and brown sugar and roaste malt. The taste is rich of toasty malt with a nice flavor of maple syrup not a lot of spice though. The mouth feel is really smooth and doesn't leave a after taste. Overall this is a really good bronw ale

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3.06/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 12 oz. bottle into a shaker pint. Best by date 8.6.12... guess it's a good thing I pulled it out of the fridge today.

Look- Deep brown with ruby highlights. Vigorous pour leaves only a half finger of beige foam that falls to nothing after a few seconds. Leaves a few streaks of lace.

Smell- Light sweet breadiness, sharp boozy edge, Maybe some raisin.

Taste- Nutty with a slightly sweet toffee-maple aftertaste. Faintest kick of spice just after the sip, but on the whole a mildly toasty sweet flavor. Gets a bit richer as it warms, but sweetness also builds and becomes a bit much after a while.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, medium body, light prickle from the moderate carbonation. Somewhat syrupy. One is enough for me.

Overall- No more or less than you'd expect from the name. Maple is evident and adds a bit of complexity to an otherwise pretty standard brown ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Served chilled.

A) Looks like a cola. Not much head at all, just a little collar. No lacing to report either.

S) Initially, not much on the aroma front. I let it warm up a bit, and things got more interesting. Certainly nutty, I was thinking salted pecans. You could also pick up that maple syrup. Pretty nice...

T) Followed the nose pretty well... Nutty, and definitely some nice maple syrup sweetness. The sweetness was not over done. The right amount of hops, keeps this nice and earthy at the finish.

M) A medium body and light carbonation work quite well here. Really a nice smooth brew, very easy to drink. Good mouthfeel...

O) Really pretty tasty... I would not turn this one down. In fact, I think it's my favorite Tommyknocker brew to date. Glad to recommend this beer.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 07-30-2012
Freshness: Best by 08-27-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Schooner
Purchased: Single from Publix, Huntsville

A: Dark reddish-brown color, topped by a minimal tan head. Lacing is OK, with very little head retention.

S: Very nutty, plus toasted malts make for a sweet aroma.

T: Caramel and chocolate malts, plus nutty flavors. The maple syrup adds to the malt sweetness. Bitterness is low.

M: Body is light to medium and features moderate amounts of carbonation. The finish is lightly sweet and nutty.

O: A good rendition on a nut brown ale.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz longneck
A) Pours with a finger thick head that quickly settles to nearly no lacing at all. Clear ruby brown colored body.
S) Malty sweet - toasty, hints of chocolate, caramel and port.
T) Malt forward. Toasty grains. Buttery. Some caramel notes, subtle hints of milk chocolate.
M) Fizzy. Medium light body. Metallic / slick tongue feel in the finish.
O) An alright brown ale. The "maple" is not very pronounced, if at all. I'd drink another one but not a brew I'd keep coming back to.

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4.32/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a deep reddish brown, no head.. just a small amount of bubbles around rim of glass. smells of roasted coffee beans and hazelnut, tobacco. slightly buttery scents.. this really smells like a meal, and it's making me hungry. FEED ME SEYMOUR!
ooh! definitely getting the nutty buttery taste! definitely tasting maple syrup. holy shit this is GOOD. it tastes like pecan waffles with a shit ton of syrup poured all over them. why does this have such a low rating??
light body light carbonation.. not much going on in this aspect honestly..
overall as a brown ale, it's kind of a bland looking ale with a watered down mouthfeel.. but honestly this is the best tasting brown ale i've ever had. nutty, syrupy.. it is perfect in that aspect (definitely 100% what the name of the beer suggested). when it comes down to it, i feel that the biggest aspect is taste and smell, and it does win you over in that sense.

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Maple Nut Brown Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
3.41 out of 5 based on 926 ratings.
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