Nut Brown Ale | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

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

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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of xybreeder
2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very dark almost black color, very small head that dissapated quickly. No lacing whatsoever.
S - Slight chocolate/roasted smell.
M - Very low on carbonation, borderline flat.
T - Slight chocolate and toffee flavors, roastiness on the back end.
O - This would be such a better beer with the right carbonation. It's hard to get over the carb levels and really enjoy the beer, I'm wondering if something happened at the brewery with this particular 6-pack. Flavors are still good regardless.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of McAfee85
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bayougutter
3.42/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown and you can see ruby color when held to light. One inch off white head with decent lacing.

Smell is caramel, toffee, some chocolate.

Taste is typical of nut brown ale with the caramel, toffee, and chocolate flavors melded with just the right amount of hops. I get a little nut flavor with the hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel is spot on for the style with good carbination.

Overall a pleasant nut brown, nothing super but a little above average.

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Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not very impressive at first gulp, but its rather modest charms eventually reveal themselves. Very light bodied and has the watery character of a lot of English-style beers. Just a slight sweetness.

I would call this an English Brown, rather than an American. The whole thing is light and mineral flavored. It doesn't have that highly roasted, sweet flabbiness I associate with the American style. An oddity for Shmaltz, but an interesting experiment.

Just a touch of bitter bite at the end. A hint of onion in the aroma? Some say this is 5.5%, but it tastes even lighter. From the 12 oz bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Pegasus
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Massive, coarse and persistent tan head crowns an opaque, dark amber body. Fine, scattered lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: An unexpected punch of herbal and grassy hops dominate the aroma. This is not a hoppy beer, by any means, but it is noticeable, and surprising for the style. Nutty, toasted malts are also present, but are still overshadowed by the admittedly modest hops.

Taste: Modest, slightly earthy hops vie against toasted malts. The malts carry a mildly nutty flavor throughout. Bitter cocoa and earth offer an interesting counterpoint. Toasted nut flavors bring the taste to a close and linger on well after.

Mouth feel: Smooth, full, quite soft to the taste.

Drinkability/notes: A decent and drinkable example.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium chalice.

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Photo of jk3
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of dexterk1
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle to pint glass it poured with a pretty decent head. Color is dark brown with a ting of red.
Odor is of malt first and maybe some caramel in the background.
Taste is floral at first and maybe with some citrus. Malt is also detectable. After taste is a little bitter and different.
Mouth feel is pretty good with some coating of the tongue.
Overall it is not bad nut brown.

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Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 69 ratings