Green Flash Nut Brown Ale | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Green Flash Nut Brown AleGreen Flash Nut Brown Ale
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Green Flash Nut Brown AleGreen Flash Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jcalabre on 08-24-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, tan colored head that leaves a bit of lacing as it falls down. The beer is a dark, ruby highlighted, brown color that is almost brilliantly clear. The aroma is quite fruity, which is apparent as I pour this beer. As I go in for a deeper sniff, I get notes of woody cherries, roasted brown coffee, some notes of chocolate. The aroma is pretty nice, though nothing to die for.

The taste is quite sweet up front, which really plays up the fruit character; again I get notes of cherries, but it is joined by notes of sweet raisins, and a bit of fruity plum or perhaps even prune-like notes. The sweetness and fruit character carries through to the finish, where it fades relatively quickly. There is a nice, approaching subtle, nutty character here that is joined by a bit of roasted, brown malt character which lingers on in the finish after the sweet fruit notes disappear.

The sweetness of this beer also manifests itself in the slightly bigger body that this brown ale has. It is just approaching being chewy and in fact makes this beer almost not quaffable. It still is quaffable though, and this chewiness is certainly not a bad. This is a nice drinking beer, it is perhaps a tad to maltily sweet, but this adds a certain chewiness that is certainly enjoyable.

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Photo of WesWes
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet, malty scent that boasts of chocolate and crystal malts along with a nutty Victory malt aroma. It has a dry burnt toffee aroma. The taste is decent. It has a very dry, yet malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes sweet and a bit bitter. It has a nutty character, but the hops drown out the malt sweetness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a decent nut brown ale. It could use a little less hops. The malt sweetness in the aroma is not as pronounced in the flavor.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured into the glass clear amber brown with a low tan head which lasted well to try and coat the glass.

The aroma was malty with an estery fruity presence, most notably cherries, and a nice chocolate maltiness with caramel thrown in.

The flavor was fruity with a chocolate flavor and very little bittering at all. The beer was relatively dry but devoid of character.

The finish was dry with just a lasting impression of chocolate remaining. The body was medium light and the carbonation a bit on the light side. This one is about as boring as a beer could be. A boost in the hop levels would make it much more interesting.

12 ounce bottle.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears ruby brown forms a nice off white tan caramel head leaves even streaks of lacing. Aroma has a nutty caramel toasted malt character with herbal hops and some sweet bready nut tones as well. Taste is very nice mild soft chocolate toasted nuts created from the darker roasts somewhat creamy tone finishes with light herbal hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied evenly carbonated stays on the palate. Drinkability has a nice overall welcoming flavor not crazy for brown/nut brown ales but this is pretty nice and I could defintiely drink a few.

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Photo of Boilermaker88
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Clear dark brown coloring, moderate carbonation, and a decent 1" light tan head that sputtered down to a small ring leaving no lace.

Nose had a mix of caramel malt and a vague buttery veggie note. The taste had a decent roasted malt flavor and a touch of nutty buttery flavor that evoked memories of Newcastle Brown Ale. Still sweet in the finish as the hops stay tame and let the malt aspect carry throughout. Hint of veggie in the finish. Feel was medium and a tad watery.

Overall, not bad but nothing great. Not a brew I'm gonna rush out to find again.

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Photo of SteveO1231
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a 22oz. bomber no freshness date printed.

Poures a burnt sienna with some nice golden highlights. Moderate carbonation. Really nice chunky tan head. Some thick lacing.

Big roasted malt aroma. I trace of coffee and a scent of a chocolate milkshake.

Nice roasted and chocolate malt flavor, Dry nutty bitterness and a clean crisp finish. My favorite in the whole GF lineup.


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Photo of BrewMaster
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Reddish brown with a fizzy and stiff head. Decent head retention and a light creamy film on top of the head. The head is moderately sticky with even lacing.

Smell: Roasty malt nose, floral hop scent and a bit of nuttiness.

Taste: Toasty malt with some odd sourness and a sloppy, watery finish. A bit of alcohol flavor sits in the middle to the end. The middle also has the flavor of overly ripe berries and syrup. The lingering aftertaste is roasty and surprisingly nice.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and bit too dry and sticky.

Drinkability: Well, I can't say I'd recommend this beer. It's not terrible, but it's not good either. Unbalanced and uncharacteristic flavors take this beer from decent to sub-par. It's not worth the $2 I paid for the bottle. The is probably the last bottle I will buy from Green Flash. I've had several beers from them and not one that I liked.

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Photo of DrewBeechum
3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle.

Beer pours into the glass with a beautiful clear light milk chocolate brown with rich red leathery highlights. Almost no head, but what is there soft white and finely bubbled.

Aroma is lightly fruity with just a hint of hop riding behind an oxidized chocolate finish.

Flavor matches the chocolate tone with a slightly spicy cinnamon flavor form the malt leading into sharply increasing bitterness that leads to a drying mineral finish with a slight buttered hazelnut character.

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Photo of beerguy101
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium brown color. Small white head. Aroma is nutty and fairly sweet. A lighter bodied nut-brown ale. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy and a little drying. Hints of chocolate are there as well. A little thin and watery, but still some nice flavor components going on here. Mouthfeel is thin. Finish is clean and dry. Finish is slightly bitter

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Photo of jcalabre
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this beer on draught at Stone's 7th Anniversary party.
Appearance: This pours a clear reddish brown with a thin tan head.
Aroma: The nose on this beer is a nice roasty toasty smell.
Flavor: Up front, you're hit with a slight bit of maltiness and the finish is slightly hoppy.
I was expecting a lot more maltiness.

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Green Flash Nut Brown Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 43% out of 100 with 100 ratings
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