Nepenthe Ales Nut Brown Ale | Candia Road Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Candia Road Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by johnnnniee on 05-26-2012

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by puboflyons:
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4.33/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bomber. Sampled on July 16, 2012. It pours dark brown with ruby red hues when held to the light and a tremendous, lingering beige head. I liked looking at it.

The aroma has some nutty character but those are more subdued by the sweet dark malts, toffee, and licorice esters that accompany it. The 9.5% ABV is not noticeable on the nose.

The body is medium to bold. The taste begins quite sweet thanks to the dark malts, yeast, toffee, and cinnamon characters followed by a notable bitterness at the end. Each sip is about the same with the sweetness growing to a degree.

All told this is a highly enjoyable nut brown and one of the better ones I have had.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a rustic burnt orange to brown color with a deep haze around the body and a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Slim lacing running all around the glass. The aroma had some brown sugar, nutty malts and toffee blending decently with some light expected booziness to it. The flavor leans to the sweet side with the previously mentioned aromas blending nicely. Sweet boozy nuts in the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sipping quality to it. Carbonation feels good for the style and shapes a fair stickiness about it. Overall, good as an American strong ale, but not as a brown ale. Still, I would come back to.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of NH1911
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger dark cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace, some yeast left in bottle. Hazy mahogany color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light roasted coffee nose and flavor is roasted coffee. Higher ABV totally hidden, is this really 9.5% ?? $6.99 for a 22oz bottle from Market Basket Concord, NH.

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Photo of dokupe
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kdivers
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with a reddish orange tinge and a smallish white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is very malty with lots of caramel, chocolate, brown sugar and a hint of coffee. A slight bit of earthy hops provide a bit of balance, but this one is mostly malt. Taste of caramel and brown sugar with a hint of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. There a tinge of earth and a hint of ethanol, but this one comes off a bit on the sweet side. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel. Flavorful beer, but like I said its a bit sweet. It needs more hops, or more bubbles, or more attenuation to be a great beer.
On a side note, this beer and the other beers sold under this label can't be more than 6.5% abv. There is no reason for them to be priced at 9 dollars a bottle when bought from the source.

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of 603to843
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of MisterBisco
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Resuin
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Stoutmeister
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of gwilikers6
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Satchboogie
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of hopley
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of mpedara429
2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured out an opaque cola color. One finger of light brown head.

S: Bready yeast and subtle hints of dark malt and nuttiness.

T: Dark malt and some nutty flavors. Flavors are very subdued.

M: I definitely got a bottle that was flat. It was somewhat evident in the appearance too. Otherwise, it had a medium body.

O: Didn't enjoy drinking this much. There wasn't much to savor as it lacked almost all flavor for what should've been a "big brew". The only plus side is that it was very drinkable for 9.5% ABV.

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Photo of In_Control_Mike
3/5  rDev -12%

Nepenthe Ales Nut Brown Ale from Candia Road Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 21 ratings