Nut Brown Ale | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nut Brown Ale has a diverse grain bill which lends this traditional English ale a variety of flavors that coalesce into a remarkably smooth and pleasant drink. Additions of various pale, caramel and dark malts create a smooth, sweet malt profile with hints of roasted nuttiness. Multiple additions of English hops round out the flavors and give this classic beer a true flavor of the Old World.

29 IBU

Added by Dogbrick on 11-27-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
217
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Photo of wrentmore
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thebrewman
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Dewsby
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 7/2014. Pours slightly hazy deep reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, plum, apple, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, herbal, light plum/apple, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a nice English brown ale. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of aklude
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slimpickens101
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tucquan
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2015-03-04 in Clarksville, IN

A - Clear mahogany with a tan head and good lace

S - mild caramel and toffee

T - Caramel, toasted bread, mild eartht spice

M - Light body and carbonation

O - Pleasant brown mild.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter, this excellent example of a brown ale pours a clear perfect reddish brown with a thick creamy off white head and moderate lacing. Nose o roasted malts and a dash of herbal hops. Flavors are nutty malt goodness, sweet caramel malts, light toffee, and a dash of light herbal hops on the back that makes this a rather easily quaffable brew. Moderate carbonation, and a solid improvement with warmth. Not overly sweet, this is a solid example and an excellent brew to pair with a spicy meal. Very nice.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Two10tim
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hophugger
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a semi-clear brown color with average head and extra nice lacing. Aroma is very light and hard to pick up any concise elements. Taste is light, with malt, light almond and a considerable amount of sweetness. Overall, a light brown ale with not a lot of bold flavors or components...

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopswagger
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

not the worst beer i've ever had

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Photo of A_Frayed_Knot
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

I prefer browns less sweet than this one by Bluegrass. It was difficult to detect nuttiness apart from slightly resembling a marzen's character; and although carbonation held, I couldn't keep from wondering what it would be like to find sweetness in the aftertaste, not at the front. Like the M&M standby "melt in your mouth -- not in your hand!" I wanted the sweetness to find me not smack me at the onset practically before I'd raised my hand-held beverage to sip!

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Photo of foghornleghorn22
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of SC_Beer_Drinker
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Russell_L
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Retroman40
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is just a nice brown ale. Color is a murky brown with decent enough head retention. Both the smell and taste are what you'd expect - very mild with caramel malt dominating. Very low bitterness. Smooth on the palate with a very sweet finish. If you're looking for a nice brown ale this one is worth a try.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JasonTaverner
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.46/5  rDev +24.2%

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Nut Brown Ale from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 217 ratings