Brunette Nut Brown Ale | Nebraska Brewing Company

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Brunette Nut Brown AleBrunette Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our version of the classic English-style Brown Ale has a blend of six different malts and a hop schedule that results in a low hop character. The unique malt character brings to mind the taste of a blend of various nuts.

15 IBU

Added by beerhobo22 on 07-03-2009

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brunette has a thick, beige head, a hazy, brown-copper appearance, some bubbles, and a bit of glass lacing. Aroma is of a faint brown bread crust. Some sweet caramel candy, too? Taste is of sourish brown bread, metallic notes, and perhaps pecan shell. Mouthfeel is medium, and Brunette finishes wet and dull.


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Photo of beaulabauve
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of omahawk
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a ruby brown with little head. Mild malt aroma. Taste is malt forward, with Carmel and chocolate most prevalent, and a hint of roast on the backend. Not much hop presence, so it’s definitely not a West Coast brown ale. Overall a good and drinkable brown ale.

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Photo of superwho24
4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great looking ale. As soon as I opened the can I could smell maple syrup in the small room I was in, but with the nose up to the glass I’m not picking up much. Taste - salted, caramel popcorn.

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Photo of Darkshift27
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very smooth with a very fruity nutty flavor.

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Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of feuematt
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Brown colored beer with a rapidly fading head. Taste is caramel and nuttiness on the finish...there is a sour bitterness that I don't like too much. Overall though a decent beer.

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Photo of madelf66
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From an aluminum can, this brew is a dark, ruby-brown color...clear, with a slim white-ish head. The aroma is of toffee, brown sugar, toffee, and dark malt. The taste is medium-dry, with a little hop bitterness in the mid-taste. Medium in body, soft palate. Finish is flavorful and it is very drinkable. Nice.

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Photo of dustin22martin
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTHomer
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; mahogany when held up to the light; 1 finger beige head that receded quickly to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: nuts, milk chocolate, sweet malt;

T: milk chocolate up front; nuttiness mixes in quickly and becomes predominant toward the end; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: a little too sweet for my taste;

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Photo of Sayb
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a semi-dark rugged brown color with a thin finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated pretty quick. Sly messy lacing. The aroma takes the sweet roasted nuttiness to blend with the caramel and toffee malts. Smooth light milk chocolate. Subtle roasty coffee bean. The flavor brings about the roasty qualities to glide into the smooth sweet malts. Nuttiness is there and leads into a gentle aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Nicely carbonated. Smooth roasty notes hit my tongue nicely. Overall, this one was a very nice brown ale that I would have again.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nebraska Brewing Brunette Nut Brown Ale, 4.8% ABV, 15 IBU. Pours thin and dark brown with no head. Nose is malty and very slightly nutty. Taste follows, with a bit of over-carbonation tanginess, with very little bitterness, though a bit of a dry finish. Mouthfeel was just OK due to being thin and over-carbonated. Overall good. What blew me away though was the can - had seen pictures of those, but never had one. Talk about ultimate wide-mouth container - nearly the whole top comes off as a big pull-tab.

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Photo of Sicknimmons518
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Slightly more bitter and sharp than new castle, which is my baseline for a nut brown. Amber with good aroma, walnut or pecan, malt then slightly sweet towards the end.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dum3z
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jrobb6
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Unknown vintage; drank 12/27/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the can into a glass.

Semi-opaque brown/purple appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small eggnog head; minimal lace.

Acorn, trash water & caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Cream & trash water flavors up front; caramel & acorn notes on the finish. Hopefully this is just a really old can? Gross regardless.

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Photo of chinchill
2.84/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz undated can purchased cold just a few days ago but possibly contaminated.
Dark reddish-brown body with a very good head and respectable lacing. The mouthfeel is good too, but the aroma and flavor not so much. The dank, earthy aroma is particularly disappointing while the flavor is partly redeemed by a decent finish.

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Photo of bwood06
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I decided to pick this one up on a recent trip out to Omaha. I forgot that I had not logged a review for this yet so luckily I had one beer left, and am therefore reviewing this one at long last.

A little bit of work is required to get a good 2 finger high head on this one but once it is produced it is foamy and dissipates rather quickly to a very thin lacing. The head is a very light tan color with the beer itself being a mahogany amber color. The beer is clear with moderate to high carbonation easily visible. 3.75/5 The aroma is quite malty and sweet with notes of toasted whole wheat bread, dates, raisins, and plums. There is a nutty, earthy quality to the aroma reminiscent of hazelnuts, along with a bit of fresh hay. Just a bit of herbal hops come through. 3.5/5 As with the aroma the flavor is fairly sweet with the malt really taking center stage. A very light caramel and sorghum both come out right away leading into toasted whole wheat bread. These notes marry into a combination of dates, hay, and moss, with a bit of a nutty earthiness. There is a light grassy bitterness on the back end that lingers lightly and remains noticeable for quite some time. There is a moderate metallic note along with the grassy hops that comes through. 3.25/5 The mouthfeel is fairly light despite this being a medium bodied beer. There is a moderate carbonation burn up front which transitions to a light drying which lingers lightly on the palate after swallowing. 3.25/5 I can't say that this is anywhere near my favorite nut-brown and I am a fan of nut-browns. The metallic off-note really takes away from the flavor for me and the mouthfeel is a bit too light. This beer comes off as a bit watery. It is easily a session beer in lightness and abv, as advertised. This one may be better with food. 3.25/5

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Photo of Edie
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium ruby-brown with a tan head that fades fairly quickly. The aroma is nutty and malty with a bit of toffee and a touch of fruit. Taste is malt-driven with lots of nuttines, some toffee and some fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.

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Brunette Nut Brown Ale from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 292 ratings