Squeaky Bike Nut Brown Ale | Moab Brewery

Squeaky Bike Nut Brown AleSqueaky Bike Nut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
28.2%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 39 ratings
Squeaky Bike Nut Brown AleSqueaky Bike Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States
themoabbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mactrail on 11-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,811
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
39
Liked:
11
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
12.43%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Lobina
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatthehull
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine hybrid glass

A - opaque maple syrup brown, half finger off-white fizzy head with little legs/lacing

S - very nutty up front, some dry, roasted and sweet malts, bread yeast, slight earthy hop, lots of brown and slight green earth, some sugar and more nuts

T - very "thin", earthy Malts/grains, slight sugar, nutty, bread yeast, earthy hops and very, very earthy.

M - minus body, nice balance, ok complexity, medium minus carbonation, medium minus acidity and a nutty nut finish

D/O - Quite refreshing for how light the taste is -- though that does make it very easy to drink. Perfect for that backyard BBQ on a warm spring summer day. Not really the fall/winter warmer you'd expect. Still tasty and refreshing.

Final thoughts - not sure on the price cause it was a gift. The 4% ABV is very low but makes it "sessionable" for sure. Worth a try or four.

 889 characters

Photo of ControlVolume
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Watery swill that fills exactly that watery swill craving I sometimes get

73 characters

Photo of OompaMentor
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can poured into glass. Hazy Amber brown color with modest head. Nutty, toasted malt aroma greets the nose. Light medium body; easy on the palate with good carbonation. Overall a nice beer.

 188 characters

Photo of MTKATL
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Timmy_legs
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BWED
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pounder poured into a nonic.

A- Clearish, amber brown. Head is tan and lies low, but retains through consumption.

S- Toasty, nutty, slight sweetness.

T- Nutty, toasty, sweet malt. Slight earthy hop.

M- Medium body. Carbonation is good and smooth. Wet, easy drinker.

O- Good late summer/fall beer (when I drank and reviewed this.) Dark but not heavy.

 357 characters

Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of toasted malts, nuts. Taste is nutty, toasted malts, bready, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and sessionable beer.

 261 characters

Photo of Jetia2112
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice tasty beer, a little light in alcohol content but good after dinner beer.

78 characters

Photo of Steve_Trick
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the can in a pint glass. This brown ale pours a light reddish brown with a thick tan head of foam with spotty lacing. Nose of deeply toasted malts, moderate grain notes, and that is pretty much it. The taste is where it is at, and considering the alcohol level it nails it. Moderately toasted malts show a nuttiness and a touch of brown sugar on all sides, followed by a moderate grain bill on the back that lingers with the nutty roasted flavors. Very solid for the style and light enough on the alcohol that it is highly sessionable with a slight bittering hops note with a touch of coffee. Highly carbonated mouth feel keeps it lively with a satisfying aftertaste of roasted malt and grains with a slightly thin finish. Overall, a solid brew. Glad to have tried it.

Note-bought from Buehler's grocery in Wooster Ohio. (which has an EXCELLENT selection).

Cheers

 887 characters

Photo of benloho
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
2.86/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hazy reddish brown with thick beige foam; good lace; very carbonated. Smells like a malty porter Looking for nuts; more carbonation than nut; odd minerally aftertaste. Lite mouthfeel. Something about the mineral finish I don't like.

 232 characters

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpolewan
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregJ
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not a bad brew, i just think this is a style that needs a little more oomph behind it. hard to pack in the richness and malt character of a good brown ale in a 4% abv beer, it just is. looks real light, and thats a dead giveaway to the whole experience, this is extremely light in both grain flavor and in body, and makes it feel a little watery. i do like the sweet nuttiness in the flavor, like almond milk or something, and the chocolate malt in here really pairs well with that, i just wish for more of it. easy drinking through, and i do dig that sometimes in a darker beer, but this just seems too light for me all the way through. great carbonation and everything, nice drawn out finish, good beer, maybe a nice choice for someone new to craft, or unsure about darker brews, but it doesnt satisfy my itch for a real hearty wintery nut brown.

 848 characters

Photo of Jsteez
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It poured a tan cream 1.5 inch head with sticky lace down the glass. Good retention. Poured a translucent brown with some red hue. Smelled like toasty and nutty malt; very malt forward taste; nutty and mildly roasted malt in the front, with a toasty malty backbone; I picked up some brown bread and nuts as well. Very minimal hop presence with an ever so slight floral and bitter note; just enough to give this beer some balance. The feel and the body was wet and a little thin, but overall the brew was satisfying. Nice solid ale from this Utah establishment.

 560 characters

Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You really should fix a squeaky bike. Same for this brew. It has potential, but it is missing the American in American Brown Ale.

It pours a nice brown and it has some head. There is an aroma - nutty and just a hint of roasty. The taste is thin and light - it reminds me of Mexican beer - disappointing and not very flavorful. It says malt forward on the can, but that would be because there just isn't much going on at all. The aftertaste is quickly forgotten.

I suppose you could drink a bunch of these and maybe they would start to grow on you. It certainly is light enough to do so, but I intend to avoid this

 616 characters

Photo of Metal_N_Brew
5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of beerismysavior
4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Heady beer with a deep brown color and ruby garnets. Smells nutty with the tiniest hints of red fruits and a lightly sweet milk chocolate aroma. Tastes like Irish Brown Bread with flavors of molasses throughout and a gentle nut character. Finishes oddly dry and sweet at the same time, my only complaint is I wish this beer had a touch less carbonation. At 4% ABV this is a damn near impossibly flavorful beer.

 414 characters

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark mahogany brown with a half finger, light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark, sweet malt, hazelnuts and light brown sugar. Flavor follows, sweet dark malt, nuts with some light brown sugar and chocolate, slight tea like notes. Light bodied with good carbonation. All the classic nut brown ale flavors are here, but a bit subdued. Nicely balanced and nutty, it left me wishing for a more robust version. For a light session nut brown, good flavor and balance.

 546 characters

Photo of drwatson32
4.92/5  rDev +35.9%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Squeaky Bike Nut Brown Ale from Moab Brewery
Beer rating: 28.2% out of 100 with 39 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.