Nut Brown Ale | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
286
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
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Photo of 12packpoet
3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msanborn
3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toothirsty
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewqueno
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinPStewart
3.96/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
2.72/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A: upper quartile, but not top shelf. 4 flat

S: used frier oil and lard, damn.. 2

T: mineral water. Faint hint of those nuts though 2.75, hey, theres some terrible brews out there so yeah I'll give it a 2.75 so what

M: rich, full, kinda alcoholic but again, theres some terrible ales out there, son. 3.5

O: Hmmm, this is interesting. how about a 2.75: slightly under the average.

I enjoyed this beer more over the summer but my palate in changing.. for the better. Heck, I'd recommend this to someone if the other options were wither unknown or terrible. It's worth a drink i suppose :)

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Photo of OCMutt
4.04/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, earth, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, nut, and slight caramel flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid toast and nut characteristics that I expect from the style.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ovaltine
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a permanent head that laces well. Aroma is brown, crystal and chocolate malts with nutty, roasty notes. Flavor is more of the same with a nice balancing low-impact hop bitterness that is distinctly English. Dry, crisp, nutty finish. Mouthfeel is medium and CO2 is on the high side for style. Overall a pleasing Brown.

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Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The body appears a brownish copper with lots of lively carbonation and a lasting, creamy, one-finger thick head. Dark malt sugar aroma; nuts; mildly charred grains. Fair dark malt flavors, much like the aroma; features a spicy hop bitterness; mildly phenolic. Medium body with a mostly dry finish.

A fair though unexciting brown ale. The flavors and mouthfeel appear on the weak side of things and lacks a certain 'oomph' as far as overall impact. The beer doesn't fail as far as coming across as a brown ale, just lacks depth and distinction.

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3.08/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of emerald27
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of skyman1972
5/5  rDev +46.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bmaxtothemax
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Zutote
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Knobs303
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Wedcat
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Belittle
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Nut Brown Ale from Santa Fe Brewing Company
3.42 out of 5 based on 286 ratings.
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