Nut Brown Ale
The St. George Brewing Company

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The St. George Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
English Brown Ale
Ranked #136
Ranked #28,346
3.43 | pDev: 13.7%
Aug 30, 2022
Jan 14, 2006
Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
Notes: St. George Nut Brown Ale is a classic English-style Brown Ale with flavors reminiscent of biscuit and caramel that is well balanced by a mild hop character. This beer was traditionally served in taverns as their house beer. Our Nut Brown Ale is light brown in color with a thick creamy head.
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Rated: 3.92 by beerrat from Virginia

Aug 30, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by robebo44 from Virginia

Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a glass mug.
The appearance was a nice looking brown color with a quickly dissipating small cap of an off white foamy head. Not much lace.
The aroma had some toast, caramel/toffee malts, smooth roasty nuts and a little but of earthy/floral hops.
The flavor moderately leaned into the sweetness of the malts, some roasty to toasty character warms into the hops, light bitterness. Mild aftertaste of nuts and caramel malts.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, maybe a little under. Good sessionability and carbonation. Mild nutty finish.
Overall, decent as an English brown ale, perhaps would have again if offered.
Apr 06, 2019
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the bottle, it pours a clear darker amber with a modest head, soon diminishing to a thin layer and ring. Some caramel malts and toasted nuts (?) in the nose. The mouth gets a pleasant lightly caramel malty flavor.
Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Dewsby from Kentucky

3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
L) Pours a light copper amber color with a small white head. Some lacing.

S) The smell is lovely with toasted biscuit and buttery toffee, with notes of pecan praline as well.

T) The taste is lightly roasty with lovely caramels and toffees, not too sweet though. There are some toasted tree nut notes, and a slightly citrus hoppyness that provides balance.

F) Very light, medium to high carbonation.

O) This is a solid nut brown, could stand to have a bit more of a forward malt, but it's good nonetheless.
Jan 29, 2018
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
Rated: 3.16 by hophugger from Virginia

Oct 31, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by JDizzle from Indiana

Jun 08, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A: The beer is hazy orange amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high off white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of nutty malts are present in the nose along with some notes of fruity yeast.
T: The taste has some flavors of nutty malts with notes of butter and hints of caramel and fruity yeast. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't nearly as malty compared to most of the other nut brown ales that I've had—in some ways it's more like a hybrid between an English Pale Ale and an English Brown Ale.

Serving type: bottle
Jun 02, 2016
Rated: 3.35 by smithj4 from New York

May 30, 2016
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a relatively clear deep amber approaching brown in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass, light to moderate amounts of light yeast particles in suspension (medium to larger sized particles), and faint copper highlights. The beer has a two finger tall fizzy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to large patch of thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel + toffee malts, toasted malts, and orange peel. Light hints of nuttiness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted, biscuit, and caramel malts with a light amount of caramel + toffee sweetness. There is a light flavor of nuttiness and just a hint of earthy hops towards the finish. Minimal amounts of bitterness which fades away almsot instantly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This one definitely seems to be over-carbonated which makes it a little less enjoyable than I was expecting - I like an English Brown Ale. Nothing special or spectacular here, the flavors are pretty good though a hint too sweet for me. Probably would not grab this one again.
May 27, 2016
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Reviewed by johnnyd10vt from Oklahoma

1.68/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Odd beer. Doesn't really qualify as a nut brown in my book. Lighter than even an amber in color. SUPER sweet, but with very little complexity. Tastes like a sweet lager.
Mar 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle from my Dr. friend. Thanks Chris!
The nut brown pours a light amber color (?) in a pint glass with a moderate head of white foam that settles to a thick pool, thick ring, and nice lacing. Nose of walnuts, subtle brown sugars, and little else. Flavors follow the nose with nutty flavors featuring walnuts and a touch of sweet brown sugar that fades in the back to a subtly sweet aftertaste that ends subtly bitter from the malt and a touch of hops. Good carbonation but the finish is somewhat watery. Good for a session, but NOT a nut brown and not on my list to try again.

Sep 15, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by DevWand from Oregon

Sep 03, 2015
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Reviewed by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

2.59/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper color...but not that dark. By brown ale standards, this is fairly light (though it's on par with Newcastle Brown). The head is off-white in shade and a finger high. It has a soft texture, but underwhelming retention. On the other hand, a nice ring of lacing sticks to the glass. (3.75)

Smell: Certainly, it's nutty. I get a strong walnut component throughout. Problem is, that's all there really is to it. I don't pick up much in the way of nuanced milk chocolate, caramel, or brown sugar. All told, it's a bit underwhelming aromatically. (2.75)

Taste: Again, blandness pervades throughout. A touch of nut flavor opens it up, while the finish is generically tangy. This is literally all I get. Okay, I lied: it's also a touch vegetal at times. Brown ales get a lot of crap for being bland - well, this beer is a microcosm of why the style is disliked by beer geeks. Just bland, bland, bland, and bland. (2.25)

Mouthfeel: Fairly light and crisp for a brown ale. It also has powerful carbonation (maybe slightly too powerful?) and good attenuation. So it should be drinkable, right? The problem is, the flavor is so bland I don't feel the desire to drink it vigorously. Ah well. (3)

Overall: This is a very dull and boring brown ale. I've liked the other two beers I've had from St. George so far, unfortunately this is a misfire. At least it's decently drinkable - otherwise, I would have grilled this beer to hell and back. Still, I won't ever search this out again. (2.5)

2.59/5: First miss from St. George
Jul 18, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by sisterofba from Maryland

Jul 15, 2015
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

3.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a crystal clear, caramel coloring with a tall, chunky, foamy, off white head with a decent lacing left on the glass. Aromas of subtle sweet caramel and toffee, nutty highlights, and not much else. Fairly lackluster nose. Flavors are tangy sweet forward, sugary and slightly roasted, with notes of caramel and nut. Light bodied, almost watery, with the sugary sweet notes going into the aftertaste. The finish has the same sweet linger, now cloying, on an otherwise effervesced, light ending. Meh.
Jul 14, 2015
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Rated by DerekP from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I enjoyed this at the Corner Pocket restaurant in Williamsburg. A solid nut brown ale.
Jun 30, 2015
Rated: 3.58 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 15, 2015
Rated: 2.9 by brocktune from Virginia

Apr 26, 2015
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Rated by DanielSo from New York

1.26/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25
Taste like a water downed brown. It is pretty much a brown bud light.
Mar 07, 2015
Rated: 2.56 by jaswilson2 from South Carolina

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by embass from Virginia

Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Sep 09, 2014
Rated: 3.46 by BigRizz62 from Maryland

Aug 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by John_Beeryman from Virginia

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by sebaastionb from Virginia

Aug 08, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by theroguebrewer from Virginia

Jul 28, 2014
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Reviewed by slusk from Virginia

2.92/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
A: pours a light copper with a decent white head that fades fairly quickly. good lacing

S: Not much aroma, some caramel. A bit of bread crust. Some woody hops.

T: A bit of weak caramel, nothing strong. Graham cracker and orange peel. Low bitterness and faint woody hop flavor. Starts a little sweet but finishes dry with a tiny bit of bread crust. Nutty flavor shows up after it warms a bit. Has a flavor of chewing on fresh English malt kernels.

M: Low carbonation, a fair amount of astringency. A bit puckering and thin bodied.

O: Not my favorite example of an English brown. A little too thin, more like an American amber without the hops. In fact if you dry hopped some cascade, this might make a decent amber. Needs a bit more malt flavor, more caramel and a bit more body would make this beer better. Otherwise it's solid, just not a standout for me.
Jul 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jimpyle48 from Virginia

Jun 21, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by JasonTaverner from Virginia

May 09, 2014
Rated: 3 by atrocity from Virginia

Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Apr 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by AMCPhD from Virginia

Mar 02, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Rmbr2 from Virginia

Jan 21, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Dec 18, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Nov 25, 2013
Rated: 3 by Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

Nov 19, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Nov 19, 2013
Nut Brown Ale from The St. George Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 106 ratings