Nut Brown Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | AleSmith Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HopHead84 on 04-07-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
75
pDev:
8.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32 oz brown glass grumbler acquired 8 days ago at Alesmith and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in a tasting at me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are very high given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger khaki-tan head of nice cream and thickness, but merely decent retention. Body colour is an extremely dark hazy ruby. No yeast particles are vislble. no bubble show. Lacing is decent.

Sm: Bourbon, caramel, toasted malt, nuts (chestnut), some fruit (maybe cherry), vanilla, and oak. Yet all the notes are subtle and understated. A mild strength aroma.

T: Caramel, vanilla, a hint of nut, buried fruit, and oak right on the finish - but not much bourbon. Well balanced, if understated. I quite like it, but I did expect more bourbon. No yeasty character or alcohol. Tasty.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with good presence on the palate. Good thickness. Good carbonation in spite of coming from a growler.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable, but not as complex as it would need to be to be truly great. Subtly done. Where's the bourbon?

B-

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Photo of mdlb44
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kplummer82
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep brown. Nice tan head. Chunky collar and a wispy surface.

Smell - Deep caramel malts. A little nutty. No barrel, except for some vanilla.

Taste - Follows the smell, but the nuttiness is stronger. Deep caramel, almost chocolatey. Vanilla, but again, no other barrel notes.

Mouthfeel - Bitter finish, but not a lot of hops. Well carbonated. Medium body.

Overall - It's a good nut brown, but I get no barrel.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.7/5  rDev -8%

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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the SD Taproom 9th anniversary on 02/27/16.

Pours translucent brown with a thin khaki head. Faint nut aroma. Some nut, honey and vanilla flavor. Not much barrel presence here. Everything tastes diluted and watered down.

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Photo of EdrickCS
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Callmecoon
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsanford
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Piddmeista
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of sd123
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of dleiner
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Pecan
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of CoolEthan
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Lucnifter
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kmoen
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Nut Brown Ale - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 75 ratings