Redhook Nut Brown | Redhook Ale Brewery

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Redhook Nut BrownRedhook Nut Brown
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Redhook Nut BrownRedhook Nut Brown

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Redhook Ale Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of Gmann
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden brown color with a khaki colored airy head that quickly disipates into a light ring.

The aroma is of a sweet bready malt, with hints of raisin. Noticable toffee notes and a hint of chocolate. A little sweet for my liking.

Taste is similar. Big bready flavor, honey and toffee notes provide sweet flavors. The raisin presence is still there and is a bit odd for a brown ale. Some tea and lemony notes are present which is typical for the style. A light grassy and apricot hop flavor.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation, sits nicely on the palate. Mainly sweet on the palate but does finish quite dry with a light grassy bitterness.

Pretty standard english brown. A bit on the sweet side would prefer some more earthy characteristics.

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Photo of olbubba
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper with no head or lace. The aroma is caramel with hints of nuts and wood. The flavor is caramel and nutty with root beer barrel candy flavor in the finish. There's also a mild hop bite at the front that fades as it warms. It's mouthfeel is light and a bit watery. Redhook Nut Brown is a decent beer, recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jimmah120
3.47/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look is a clead red-amber with almost no head. Smells like a red ale: dry leaves, toffee, hint of roasted nut. Taste is light, nutty, floral, very easy to drink, with an earthy graininess.

Decent brown at a decent price. wouldn't mind tipping a few back in the olleee man cave, amirite guys??? *elbow poke*elbow poke*

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.12/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Pours a nutty medium brown color with no head. Zero lacing. Aromas of earth, brown sugar, malts, and chocolate. Taste is a sweet caramel malt flavor up front with some earth and hints of chocolate. Liight, thin mouthfeel. Caramel malt aftertaste. Not much elsee to say about this one. Overall, nothing special and no need to have it again.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of shand
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

This one pours out a red-brown color with a small head. The aroma is weak, and primarily chocolatey and malty with a touch of nuttiness. A bit thin smelling. The taste is that of a solid brown ale - a solid malty backbone, a bit of chocolate, a slight amount of coffee, and a bit of nuttiness on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is relatively smooth with a low level of carbonation. The drinkability is quite good. Overall, it's an alright and fairly enjoyable beer, but there's nothing here to hook into you.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of budgood1
3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours out a deep ruby/garnet/mahoghany colour with a thin beige head and little lace. smoky chocolate aroma, a bit nutty with nougat and a touch of red ripe fruit. the taste profile is about the same as what i experienced in the nose but with a decent dose of bittering hops. the usual suspects of the nougat/caramel/choco variety all have a say on the tongue. the spicy bittering hops seem a touch out of place, but i'm not complaining. there is a touch of alcohol, too. finished dry. medium bodied at best, with a crisp texture and structered nuance. drinkability is ok...a pedestrian nut brown.

overall just another twist on a style that isn't well respected. i love a well constructed brown ale, as they can be delicious. this isn't one of them.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear dark amber bordering on garnet reddish brown in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation at the sides of the glass near the surface. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering about 40% of the surface of the beer in a single patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate lacing is observed.

S: The overall aroma of this beer is quite light but the only discernable smell that comes through is quite nutty.

T: There are notes of toasted malts as well as a malty nuttiness that also has a very light bitterness associated with it. This nicely balances out the normal malt sweetness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: This beer is very easy to drink and quite enjoyable. Nothing overly special to note about the flavor or aroma of this beer though the nuttiness is pleasantly pronounced.

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Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 228 ratings