Nut Brown Ale | Santa Fe Brewing Company

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
26.7%
Liked This Beer
3.44 w/ 292 Ratings
Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
santafebrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Brown Ale style originated in the pubs of England, where beer drinkers desired a beer that was both flavorful and complex, but at the same time mild enough to be a session beer. The Santa Fe Brewing Company's interpretation of this style uses a combination of high mash temperature, hard water, and low-alpha acid hops to produce a product that is both true to the style and distinctly Santa Fe. Brewing jargon aside, Santa Fe Nut Brown Ale is an easy-drinking beer, mild, smooth, and always a favorite.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,978
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
292
Liked:
78
Avg:
3.44/5
pDev:
13.37%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superwho24
4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In my opinion not great, but good, maybe between good and really good .Seems to be on the darker end of this style beer, but then again the lighting is poor in this place. Smell of malts and chocolate. Flavor is good and matches smell of malts and chocolate. Also, a hint of booze flavor in the background. Aftertaste is sweet. Mouthfeel is fine. Sort of reminds me of the holiday season, but then again I pick that up from beers all the time. Pairs well with peppered beef jerky. Jack Links rubber style.

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Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of fryeguy52
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer at Georgia's in the old part of Santa Fe. It poured a clear mahogany with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of maple and nut. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Good sweet malt base with hints of pecan. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good. Overall it was decent.

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Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At beetroot brewpub in Galveston. Smooth not bitter

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Photo of akolb
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brown, ruby up to the light, with lots of carb rising and a quickly disappearing khaki head. The aroma is caramel malt, dirt, and yes, a nut or two. The flavor is better than the aroma. It does have a mild but nutty flavor, some caramel, some maple sweetness that lingers, none of that 'dirt' quality like you get with some English hops, and just enough bitterness to balance things out, but it is on the sweeter side overall. The feel is slightly sticky, drier on the finish, good carbonation, and medium thin body. I think this is better than a '78'. The aroma is not off putting, but, I'm not into the earthy/dirt vibe. Decent brew, if you like'em a little sweet.

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Photo of jw4free
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.11/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks dark brown in a glass. Foamy head.

Smells like dirt.

Very drikable. Obvious nutty, earthy character. Faint traces of some flavor like molasses… or possibly something like maple stripped of sugar.

Feels alright, little astringent.

I wouldn’t want to try and drink too many of these in a row. Pretty basic brown ale I think, but certainly not bad. Quite enjoyable, in small doses, actually.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brown ale looks brown. . . 1/2" beige head. Aroma has nuttiness. Appropriate for style.

Taste, some sweetness, breadiness. Tows the line between a few maltier and minimally sweet styles (brown ale, bocks, octoberfests). Smooth and mild.

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.03/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheStoutLord
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: A shining brown color, very appealing. Thin head that leaves evenly.

S: Nutty and boozy. It almost seems like the boozy smell doesn't match the beer though because of the low ABV.

T: Honestly, I'm not big on brown ales, especially Nut Brown Ales, but this one is pretty good. No boozy taste, though the smell threw me off. Bitter and malty up front but that trails off pretty quick and gives way to just some light malt and nutty flavors.

M: Medium body, doesn't leave much in the mouthfeel department.

O: Not bad. I'll never turn this beer down, but I'll also probably never hunt it out. I would pick a lot of other beer from Santa Fe Brewing but this one is by no means a bad choice.

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Photo of SStein
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of toasted malts, not much else. Taste is nutty, toasted malts, dark bread, maybe some crackers. Feels medium bodierd in the mouth and overall is a unique and pretty good beer.

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Nut Brown Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 26.7% out of 100 with 292 ratings
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