Nut Brown Ale
Blind Squirrel Brewery

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Style:
Brown Ale - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 11.9%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
22
From:
Blind Squirrel Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  8
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews by JohnnyMc:
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JohnnyMc from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Dec 21, 2013
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

Oct 28, 2015
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bcrossan from North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -26.6%
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

Oct 28, 2015
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AngusOg from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Apr 27, 2014
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jaswilson2 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 13, 2015
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Brewsed from North Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 27, 2015
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev -1%
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.

Jun 07, 2013
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GTB from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Oct 18, 2013
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Lob from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Jan 02, 2014
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LooseMoose1978 from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 10, 2015
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mccallisters_dali from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Feb 05, 2014
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HopsForBrains from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Jul 12, 2015
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Oct 31, 2014
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Rambo from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Aug 09, 2013
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CottomanEmpire from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Sep 10, 2013
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MECove from North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
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?"

Jan 17, 2016
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JordanBoinest from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +26.6%

Jul 03, 2014
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crow from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 09, 2016
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LannahC from North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 16, 2015
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BEER88 from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 29, 2016
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1971bernat from Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 29, 2017
Nut Brown Ale from Blind Squirrel Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 22 ratings