Nut Brown Ale | Shmaltz Brewing Company

Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.68/5
67 Ratings
Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
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
Ranking:
#29,286
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
67
pDev:
8.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 14
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3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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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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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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