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Sierra Blanca Nut Brown Beer | Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)

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Sierra Blanca Nut Brown BeerSierra Blanca Nut Brown Beer
BA SCORE
3.57/5
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59 Ratings
Sierra Blanca Nut Brown BeerSierra Blanca Nut Brown Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)
New Mexico, United States
sierrablancabrewery.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Nut Brown is brewed with English Ale yeast. In English tradition, we use only English Fuggle hops, which are low in bitterness and produce a mild floral hop taste. The complexity of this Nut Brown is created mainly by the Chocolate and Dark Chocolate malted barley. There is a roasted coffee flavor with hints of chocolate and nutty or nutmeg finish on the back of the tongue.

16 IBU

Added by Dogbrick on 12-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,462
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
59
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the brewery & consumed the next day. Easily the best of their beers that are widely availible (they need to bottle that imp stout, but that's another story)

Pours rich brown with an 1.5" effervescent offwhite head. Good head retention, no lacing

Smell: Toasty malts and some nutiness

Taste: Toasted malt, pecan-like nuttines& then finishes sweet and malty

MF: Good carbonation. Smooth with slight creaminess

Goes down really easy, a very enjoyable nut brown

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Photo of Edie
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ISmith87
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4.0 - Nice super dark brown color with a thick off white head that leaves a nice lacing.

S - 4.0 - Nutty, roasty, coffee, peanut butter, smoke.

T - 4.25 - Roasty nuttiness, coffee, smoke. Caramel.

M - 4.0 - Medium. Alc covered. Aftertaste is roasty nuttiness.

O - 4.0 - One of the best nut browns I've had, by far. Great beer and I'm proud to say it's from a small brewery right next door to AZ in NM!

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Photo of Labeorphile
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good. Very flavorful, paired well with my burger. A hint of lacing on the glass. Very drinkable with maltiness and a really good finish. Great for style.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown to deep garnet color, a tan head that is a bit thin. This beer, like the rest from this brewery, is brilliantly clear. Notes of roast malt, a nuttiness, and a fruitiness all together in the aroma. Nice malty beer. Fairly fruity tasting as well. The promised nuttiness in the nose is not as apparent in the taste. Appropriately there is not much hop presence anywhere. This allows for the malt to come through. This beer does not quite deliver though. It is good just missing some nut brown malt complexity.

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Photo of Optimat0r
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tried this one on tap in new mexico, was better than i was expecting. dark but not too heavy in appearance, taste had prominent coffee flavors, some malts, very little in the way of hops or bitterness. smooth clean aftertaste, no alcohol presence noticed. its good but a bit thin on complexity and depth; tastes like the recipe has room to mature and get tweaked a bit. overall a quality brew, im glad i tried it. a great beer to sip in the mountains of new mexico on a cold night.

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

I tried this at the Albuquerque Press Club, in New Mexico.

The beer had a good sweet, malty, nutty taste. The beer was not too over powering or too heavy.

The head was nice and beer looked and tasted creamy in my mouth

I really liked this beer and would have it again if I was in the New Mexico area.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of JBembenek
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Wservati
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattcrill
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma: Deep baker's chocolate character up front. Bordering on roasty. Dark bread crust and toast-like malt character. Moderately low earthy hop character. Clean fermentation profile.

Appearance: Mahogany pour, clear, and a low off-white head that retains well. Appears still in my dimpled stein.

Flavor: Big burst of milk chocolate character up front. More toasty and slightly nutty malt profile. There is a slight enjoyable sweetness that gets off-set by the earthy bitter hop character. Slightly smokey but very understated and in the background. Balance is nearly even. Finish is clean and dry. A pleasant chocolate-like after taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. A slight carbonic bite. No astringency or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Wow! I have to admit, I find most Northern English Browns pretty boring. This was bordering on something like a beefy Brown with enough malt character to hang out with Brown Porters and possibly some Robust Porters. Enjoyed this immensely. Nice job.

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Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Superb tan head with slippery lace; dark amber in color

The aroma has a hint of nutmeg spice. Malt is the key smell.

Some hop, but this is a malty beer. Strong chocolate malt notes. The aftertaste dies quickly and the beer is lighter in body than I expected. Good carbonation; relatively dry, making this a refreshing brew.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep clear ruby with basically no head (from a very gentle pour). Heavy nut fragrance, surprise, surprise. Molasses present as well. Flavor is strong with nuts. Might be a bit too much for some as it is pretty distinct and in your face...err...mouth. Actually. I think it is a bit too much for me. It seems to just hijack the beer and take over everything, without allowing anything else to really speak for itself much. Over time though it does seem to calm down a bit...or maybe my tongue is overloaded and can’t taste it anymore. Feel is thick and syrupy. I have to knock the drinkability down because of the intense nut flavor and thick syrupy feel. It is so strong that I wouldn’t be able to go anymore than just this one. Nice to try. Nicer to move on to something else.

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Photo of battlekow
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty solid little beer here. Nice-looking, very dark brown with a bone-colored head. Smells nondescriptly malty, hints of chocolate perhaps. Tastes chocolatey and mildly roasted with a pleasant English toffee quality. A bit of buttery diacetyl creeps in as well. Very nutty finish. Unexpectedly full-bodied. I could see this being a very popular pub beer.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mscudder
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeranbrews
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

A - dark brown high clarity. No head at all. Zero. Bottle is very drab.

S - sweet. Malty. Rich. Maple toast and pecan sandies.

T - pleasant. Nutty tones ( obviously ) sweet. See above aromas.

M - better mouth feel than the appearance would suggest. Silky and smooth yet mildly fizzy. A touch watery.

D - a pleasant delightful little surprise of a beer. It is very unassuming in appearance yet delivers well.

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Photo of Dogbrick
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good Brown Ale, my sister brought some back from a trip out west. Beer is always the best souvenir, it's a liquid post card. Pours a light chestnut color with a thin beige head. Pleasant roasty nut aroma. Flavor of brown sugar, nuts and hops with a good dry finish. A good New Mexican beer.

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Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of acslatersbtb
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Carl_R
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of BlueHammer
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in the bottle and pored into my glass at a restaurant in Santa Fe, this beer is a deep brown color with reddish hues. It smeels sweet, like molasses. Small tan head that disappeared fairly quickly leaving a small rim at the top of the beer. Also left minimal lacing. The taste was a little disappointing. It didn't have the richness of other nut browns I've tried and enjoyed. The taste was sort of flat and even with nothing especially exciting in your mouth. That said, the taste wasn't unpleasant either. Enjoyable but not "outta this world". I'd have it again if other choices are scant.

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Photo of Zorro
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear brown ale with a small brown head.

Smell is sweet and fruity with hints of chocolate and toffee. Mild herbal hop leaf and a touch of leather and fig.

The taste starts out sweet and smoky with a chocolate soda aftertaste. Hints of tobacco and leather and a basically sweet ale, hints of milk stout flavor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Pretty good beer here, but this is really sweeter than most English versions.

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Photo of Bigdood33
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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