Nut Brown Ale | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: Specialty 2-Row, Carapils, Dark Crystal, Chocolate, CaraMunich 60, Kiln Amber
Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Liberty

Added by bayougutter on 02-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
8.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of JNPIII127
4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

He’brew Nut Brown Ale has a thin-to-medium, creamy, beige head and a clear, yet dark, brown appearance. Some thin lacing is present. The aroma is of sweet and dark-roasted malts and light grain husks, and the taste is of sweet, dark-roasted barley malt, cream, coffee, chocolate, and mildly bitter hops. This is very roasty. Mouthfeel is medium and soft, and He’brew Nut Brown Ale finishes semi-dry and easy drinking. Overall, this is a very well-done beer, and I highly recommend trying it.

RJT

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Photo of bradfordjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of SBO
4.23/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Nice malty, sweet flavor. Low bitterness (? IBU 21). Too much carbonation; I open it early and let the carb settle out.

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Photo of KansasBeerLover
4.07/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured down the middle of a Sam Adams glass. A half finger of head, with fine and medium bubbles that soon disappear into a wisp of a head and just enough carbonation to maintain. Minimal lacing.

Color is a dark reddish amber with a clear body.

Aroma is sweet malts, roasted, a little chocolate and hint of maple.

Flavor is definitely roasted, a touch of chocolate, and malt. Slightly sweet, but only slightly.

Mouthfeel is good, but a touch thin. Flavor goes away too fast.

Overall- one of the better nut browns available. With a little more body and the same flavor it would be one of the best. I will need to buy another six to share with friends.

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Photo of TheResidentialOP
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Gorthaur25
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of gleemonger
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of prock180
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BennyThon
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this bottle into an open mouth stemmed glass. I can immediately smell the overwhelming nuttiness. This is a very malty beer. As I breathe this in, I continue to pick up the malt in this beer. I also get a little roastiness and some light hopping.

The coloring is perfect for an English Brown Ale. It is dark, but you get good brown color when you hold this up to the light.

This is one of those beers that smells better than it tastes. The flavor is good. You get the malt, but the balance falls off a little.

This is a good beer. I recommend trying it out as a pretty good example for the style.

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Photo of rangerred
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very dark brown with a one finger tan head.

Nose of caramel and toffee along with some roasted malt. A hint of coffee as well.

Caramel and coffee flavors really jump out in the beginning along with a pleasant nuttyness. A light bready grain becomes noticeable about halfway through along with a light bitterness that nicely compliments the sweetness from the malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and a little sticky.

Overall this is a really solid beer. One of the better American Brown Ales I have had.

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Photo of donmonkey1
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep dark brown with almost no head that leaves quick, with no lacing.

Smell: roasted toasted nuts, molasses, brown sugar, super faint floral hops.

Taste: Molasses, pine tree bark, sweet roasted nuts.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, good carbonation.

This is a very good brown ale. It's not boring but I want to be hit with more taste.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a thick tootsie roll color with a ruby tint that comes through in the light. There's a nice cream colored head takes a while to dissipate, with decent sticky lacing. The beer smells of maple syrup and toasted malts. The taste is good for the style, with a maple syrup nuttiness coming through eventually. The beer is medium bodied with a carbonated dry finish.

Overall, I thought I'd be disappointed but was surprised. It's not a beer I'll go to again, but it represents the style well. I think it's a bit too carbonated or dry, but otherwise pretty decent.

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Photo of Drinkerofales
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with deep red tints. A medium sized light mocha head dissipated quickly to leave behind lots of nice lacing.

Smell is dark malt with a hint of bitter fruity chocolate.

Taste is nice, plenty of malt in the forefront. A hop brightness is in the middle of the taste, and a chocolate bitterness on the finish.

Texture is clean. Slightly astringent with a bite. Carbonation is a tad high, but great to drink.

Great complex flavors here. Not quite as nut brown as a Samuel Smiths, but good nonetheless.

DOA

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Photo of Whimpers
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight caramel, hint of nut, hint of pine, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight nut, hint of chocolate, hint of roasted malt, hint of pale malt, and a hint of hops. Overall, a much more balanced and complex aroma than body. Still, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of kuhndog
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Supergenious
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dugly2ugly
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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