Beantown Nut Brown Ale | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 50 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States
beerworks.net

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-18-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
50
Liked:
25
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
14.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of dananabanana
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: DARK brown, chestnut. A little bit of foam.

S: Sweet and malty. Maybe hazelnut?

T: Sort of a soy sauce taste. Dark roasted malt. A hint of coffee and again, hazelnut. A creaminess develops later. Very complex.

M: Velvety. Toasty aftertaste.

D: Great for one, but too strong for a second.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Ryanm1
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Walked into the Beantown pub with a friend while I was visiting Boston on memorial day weekend. This ale was on tap there and the only draft they served that I've never had. Got it in a pint. Brownish in color, descent fluffy white head.

Didn't really pay much attention to the smell to be honest. Upon tasting it I thought it might have been some sort of Pale Ale or IPA because of the hoppyness.

Didn't find out it was specially brewed by Sam Adams until I read yelp. I will say it was a quality brew and that I would recommend drinking it again. Also, noticed that the foam left white ring around the pint as I drank it down, symbol of a quality brew using quality yeast.

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Photo of Yeastcakes
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Sweet Malt and subtle fresh noble hops.
A - half-inch of off-white head, clear ruby red.
M - medium carbonation, light to medium body.
T - Malt forward, with some very subtle cinnamon / earthy spiciness. no bitterness, subtle fruitiness from the hops.
D - Very well balanced and sessionable beer.

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Photo of jackndan
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beantown Ale: Cask conditioned offering, “nut brown beer.” I am not a fan of this style, but I thought this was very good. Brown/amber in appearance, with very little head. Virtually without carbonation. Had strong malt sweetness throughout, with a long lasting aftertaste. Very nice.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On-Tap 09/30/05 at the Boston Beer Works - Fenway in Boston, MA.

Brown in color with a decent beige head. A nicely done brown ale with a subtle blend of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate in aroma and flavor. Medium bodied. A nice sessionable Brown Ale.

Per BBW website: Beantown Nut Brown Ale
A sweet dark ale, medium body with chocolate and coffee overtones. Full flavored, but not as rich and heavy as most stouts and porters.
Season: all Color: brown Alc./Vol: 5.0%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of twelvsies
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid brown ale. Pretty dark brown color, red in the light, with a small bubbly head, though it disappears pretty qiuck. Taste is nice and malty, though not too sweet, a common fault in brown ales. Nice bitter coffee finish with out being too "stout-ish". Nice hops in the finish, though bit roasted maltyness takes center stage in this beer. Really creamy and smooth mouthfeel, similar to the other beers I got here, and a perfect beer for the end of the night. Yum.

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Photo of bruachan
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the style categorization of this one is up to debate. please add your input. truth is, one could make a good case for calling this a porter

it's daaark, with rootbeer highlights. the head was short but tight

some choc in the aroma

the menu reads something about "subtle chocolate and coffee overtones", which is a bit modest...well, at least as far as the chocolate goes: the finish is big on it¬órich. the hops grow as the beer warms, as well. it's brown and roasty up front, then hands it over to the chocolate; if this were a porter it would be a brown porter¬órich, but not sweet

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Photo of genaro
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beantown was a transluscent brown/copper color with a low tan head that vanished quickly. The lace was decent.The aroma was caramelly and chocolatey with some floral bouquet. The taste was good with elements of caramel, coffee, flavoring hops, and a hint of yeast. Of course it was also a bit nutty. Mouthfeel was smooth and a bit doughy with some sweetness and hop bite. The finish was not what I expected. It was on the hoppy side - dry, bitter, and a little sour.

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Photo of Jayli
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Logan Airport 5/19/09
This beer poured deep dark brown with a creamy beige head, nice thick lacing left on the glass. Nose is of malts and chocolate(though pretty light on the chocolate), and a touch of nuts. Taste is nutty, with roasted malts mixed in, the chocolate is very subtly blended in throughout with a burst towards the finish. Bit of a hop bite in the finish as well. Mouthfeel was lighter bodied but creamy on the tongue. I could sit with this one for a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Beantown Nut Brown Ale from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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