Redhook Nut Brown | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Nut BrownRedhook Nut Brown
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
redhook.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ah, Spring…the season that keeps us guessing. Will it rain, or will the sun be out? Do I take advantage of the last days of skiing, or the first days of hiking? Do I put on jeans, or dare break out the shorts? The season comes with enough uncertainty, so Redhook gives you something you can always count on…our Nut Brown Ale. This medium dark beer is layered with rich malty aromas and flavors of chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla. Although it may be dark in color, it’s refreshingly smooth and highly sessionable. Nut Brown is the perfect beer for spring.

22 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-07-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
229
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
12.75%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown with a low beige head. Leaves a bit of lace. Nutty malty aroma and a light roasty aroma. Tastes much like it smells; a bit nutty and a bit roasty. Medium bodied and creamy. Overall: a robust enjoyable brown ale.

Per Label: "Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, and Malted Wheat" & "Hersbrucker Hops"

Bottled: 01/09/02 Tasted: 01/18/03

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of sarahbs
4.35/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am not the best judge of a nut brown, but i would put this one up there with bell's brewery's nut brown. it has a lot going on and a fantastic kick at the end. I would encorage people to try it. I'm a big fan and i hope to have more chances to tast it.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of RushLimbmalt
4.2/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a dark reddish brown and has a tan head that leaves a bunch of lace. This is a very mild brown ale, a favorite of mine because of it's outstanding drinkability. When it warms it gradually becomes more flavorful, nutty flavors abound. This beer is definitely better at cellar temperatures. It is a great winter session beer for the nights when you want a mellow brown ale.

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4.16/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very clear dark mahogany, with orange/ruby highlights. One finger head, semi-dense-not much retention and minimal lacing. The nose is a nice blend of english hops, caramel and a nutty aroma. Packed with crystal malt flavor and a mild nut taste in the back, the aftertaste shows both herbal english hop flavor and dry american citrus. Light to medium in body, with a smooth and even carbonation. Clean finish and a good balance of sweet malt to fresh hops makes this a great session ale.

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Photo of dfried
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I gave this beer a try this spring. I didn't buy it with too many expectations, but I was pleasantly suprised. This is not your average nut brown, it has more of a herbal, refreshing taste to it than a nutty carmel flavor. It is great for what it is labeled for, enjoying on a spring day.

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4.12/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When microbreweries were in their infancy stage, "Nut Brown Ale" seemed almost synonymous with the word "micro". It seems that the style has all but faded from the shelves of beer stores (packies) and been relegated to whimsically named brewpubs. I had to do a double take when I noticed a sixer of the subject of this review. This Nut Brown is true to the style...as I remember it. Dark teak/red tint and medium to rich malty body. Ample citrusy hops. The Chocolaty and fruity aroma blends well with a trace of floral hop. The rich fluid body is nearly creamy and lightly nutty. Some fruit flavors and mouthfeel are noticed while the alcohol is barely noticeable. Not much of a head...just like I remembered.

Edit: I had to reduce my rating a bit on 4/9/05. This brew is a bit thinner than the last time I rated it. It's also a bit sweeter.

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Photo of ZAP
4.12/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not real big (or real experienced) with brown ales, but I like this one as an easy drinking beverage. I love the toastiness of the malt..Not overly sweet either, and after binging on doppels the past month this hits the spot nicely. Not a powerhouse of flavor but pretty tasty for a brown. Easy drinking with a twinge of hop bite on the back of the tounge...seems very balanced and easy drinking. I really think this is pretty good compared to the handfull of brown ales I've tried.

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Photo of scottum
4.07/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a nice brown amber with a good head. A nice mellow malty brew with a good hoppy taste to it. It's got a great flavor to it. This may be a beer to lure the non BAs away from their wrongful ways with. Another great ale from Redhook! Try it on tap if you can get it.

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Photo of inebrius
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear medium-brown that poured a two-finger head and held a serious lace. Big time malt nose. Malt start with hints of chocolate and an underlying roasted barley flavor finishes with bitter hops. Well-balanced and toasty. A touch of roasted barley mixed in with the sweet malts give this beer its nutty taste. A fine American Brown. I'm honestly surprised the average review is as low as it is, This is a mighty tasty brown IMO.

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Photo of maccroz
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours smoothly and through my pint glass looks almost as if it were maple syrup. It may be psychological, but it seems to have a wonderful nutty taste almost like a snickers bar. It's not too heavy like some darker ales. It could stand to be a bit more bitter for how dark of an ale it is though.

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Photo of welldigger888
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice garnet hued amber with a nice fluffy off white head that leaves ample lacing.

Grainy nutty earthy, not at all offensive. Right in the wheel house for the style.

Creamy nutty bready goodness, enuf said.

Medium bodied solid beer here, the pleasantness over rides any ill will this company has gained justly or otherwise. Solid effort on a huge scale, keep it up.

Can not argue with the price, these folks are converting large numbers and are due some respect.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep amber in color with a very full light tan head, which soon collapses to scattered patches of foam.

Aroma: The aroma is wonderful rich, malty, and nutty.


Flavor: The flavor is a blend of light and dark malts with chocolate notes, a hint of nuts, and a brief burst of hops at the finish, complex - but in a quite pleasing way.

Mouth feel: Smooth and pleasant, with a hint of carbonation, reasonably full.

Drinkability/notes: Smooth and easy to drink, this is a very nice example of the style.

Nut Brown Ale is one of Redhooks' triumvirate of seasonal brews, along with Winterhook and Blonde Ale (ed. now there is a beer for the Autumn season, Autumn Ale). As such it is generally available only in the late winter and spring. This is a pity, as this fine beer should be available year-round.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark red/brown color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a toastey nut scent that boasts of crystal, bisquit, and victory malts. It's dry with a slight malty sweetness. The taste is good. It has a light, yet malty flavor that is smooth on the way down and dry on the finish. It has a light crystal malt sweetness and a nutty aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a pretty good beer. I prefer a maltier beer with less carbonation, but this has good flavor and aroma as well as being quite drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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Redhook Nut Brown from Redhook Ale Brewery
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