Nut Brown Ale | Blind Squirrel Brewery

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Brewed by:
Blind Squirrel Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by WoodBrew on 06-06-2013

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by JohnnyMc:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although this brew is very smooth on the palate and decently scented on the nose, the taste is no where comparative to what Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale is.

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Photo of chinchill
2.9/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle, recently purchased in NC, served in a Belgian snifter.

Aroma: variable; mostly good but with a occasional, faint off-note.
Flavor: toffee, brown sugar, herbal hops. Bittersweet.

Feel: Smooth, medium+ body with medium carbonation. Very malty; subtle off-notes.

O: poor and unrefined for style. DNF

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good buddy found a bottle of this near Boone, NC and brought it to Chicago for my 40th birthday. The beer poured a nearly opaque mohagony with rich slightly off white head that is leaving some lacing. The scent is subtle with tones of maple and sweet malt. There is also some nut present. The taste starts fairly sweet with a great biscuit backbone. After the sweetness there is a slight hop bitterness that help the beer come off the pallet very clean. Just as the smell....there is a presence of nut. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. This is a great session ale and will certainly like to visit the brewery.

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Photo of LannahC
3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mntlover
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep dark brown with just some copper highlights when held to the light. Head is big thick khaki in color with some good lace left behind.

Aroma is Sweet malts, brown sugar, syrup kind of sweetness dominate. Along with light nut hints and earthy dirt like hops.

Taste is like the nose not as sweet, but definite maple syrup like flavors on toasted malts. Finish is has some nutty hints along with earthy grassy hops to balance out the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is for me medium, but find the carbonation little to peppy, would be smoother with a little less CO2.

Overall a descent brown ale, but not one I would seek out.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of JordanBoinest
5/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsed
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bcrossan
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CottomanEmpire
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mccallisters_dali
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of crow
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rambo
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of MECove
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.25

The drink poured in a glass has an deep amber in the light but very dark. It has a thick impressive head. The feel is too carbonated for my preference. The after taste is almost burnt. It's 6% with a nice oily slide. I'd prefer if it were a little sweeter to live up to the intriguing aroma and color.

Plumtree is Avery County in the northern mountains near my college. The bottle says "We selected malts that deliver a nutty toasted flavor with hop additions kept in moderation so those malty flavors and aromas shine through. We ferment with natural yeast that provides for a nice smooth finish with just enough residual sweetness that keeps you wanting more. After all, have you ever seen a squirrel stop at just one nut?"

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Lob
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Nut Brown Ale from Blind Squirrel Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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