Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale | Bold City Brewery

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Duke's Cold Nose Brown AleDuke's Cold Nose Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery
Florida, United States
boldcitybrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A mild brown ale named after Duke, the owner's late, beloved boxer. This local favorite has hints of chocolate and caramel with a smooth nutty finish. A well-balanced, flavorful brown ale that's perfect for any time of year.

Added by cjgator3 on 12-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
259
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of jjamadorphd
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another new brewer (to me) and a pretty solid offering I have come across...

Though not necessarily a great beer, it was decent enough to enjoy a few on a hot, summer Florida's day. I liked the practically stout-like look of the beer with a decent head and some light lacing down the glass. The smell was a nutty and malty mixture with a distant, bready hint. I found the brew to be light- to medium-bodied with a slight crispness to its finish along the tongue, though it did hint to a wateriness that troubled me. Anyway, the brew was malty as advertised, slightly sweet, with a non-descript finish that makes it an also-ran in my book. In the end, it was solid enough that I won't think too much of the other six I have to partake from (and even share).

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Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beachops
3.07/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MTKATL
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toti1972
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of takusan1000
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Satorn
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a murky medium to dark brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint amber + garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film with a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted + roasted malts, nuts, and hints of cocoa. Very light notes of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of roasted + toasted malts with a hint of caramel + brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of cocoa and nuts. Finally there is a light to moderate flavor of earthy hops which contribute a hint of bitterness to the light roasty bitterness that is already present.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Pretty easy to drink and enjoyable with a thinner body that is probably appreciated during the warmer months in Florida. Alcohol is well hidden and I would grab another of these.

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Photo of curlybird
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chasegator
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look- Nice brown color with a off white head
Smell- Not much here. Light nutty malt with a hint of caramel and chocolate
Taste- Malt, nuts, hint of caramel and chocolate.
Feel- Light bodied for a brown. Very drinkable
Overall- Good beer. Very drinkable brown with good flavor. Not overwhelming flavor if you are looking for a robust brown ale. One of my go to beers if I'm in the mood for a brown ale. One of the best we have on the shelfs at all times in Gainesville, FL.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks like dark honey with some lacing. Nothing much in the nose, but the taste is clear - toasty malts, just like you might expect from a brown. A little thin maybe. A good staple.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BallsDeep
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bold City’s Duke’s Cold Nose Brown Ale has a medium, beige head, a murky, lighter-brown ale, with immense powdery sediment, which makes a lava lamp effect, following the "swish & pour", and moderate lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild chocolate, sweet brown bread, lighter syrup, a hint of coffee, and a touch of pecan oil. Taste is of all those elements, with low-level bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the light or thin side, and Duke’s Cold Nose finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: not as dark as a stout but damn dark for a brown. Bid tan head and tons of messy lacing.
Smell: downplayed nutty malt. Nice though not rich in the least.
Taste: much like the nose. Nice beer, nothing spectacular.

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Photo of arevalo
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mattsdenney
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 407Guy
4.31/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LaLechuga94
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Duke's Cold Nose Brown Ale from Bold City Brewery
3.67 out of 5 based on 259 ratings.
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