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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Nut Brown AleAleSmith Nut Brown Ale
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3.98/5
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882 Ratings
AleSmith Nut Brown AleAleSmith Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Nautical Nut Brown Ale.

AleSmith Nut Brown is a tribute to one of our favorite British styles. Deep mahogany in color, its rich, malt forward flavor profile balances notes of biscuit, mild cocoa and earthy hops. A creamy mouthfeel and full body enhances its drinkability, making Nut Brown an extremely sessionable, ale that embodies our commitment to quality.



Added by Todd on 07-08-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,361
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
882
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
135
Trade:
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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of nuttiness, caramel and toffee. Sweet caramel and toffee flavors with a mild bitter kick.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.38/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RockyM72
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dave_ackbar
2.44/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a nice brown typical of nut brown ales.
Smells a bit flat, not a lot of smell
Tastes a bit flat as well, flavor of a bit brown is very mild and doesn’t have that usual smooth feel.
Feels ok, nothing extraordinary
Overall wouldn’t get again, plenty of other really good but browns that outshine this one.

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Photo of Bogdawg
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tcsox
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacStinson
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCPhD
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hossst
4.65/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a delightful brown blush with some red accents, kind of like sipping that last bit of coffee as it gets transparent to the eye. The head is 1/2 finger and fluffy.

Aromas of freshly ground coffee, chocolate, and cashews. A heavy presence of Baird's Crisp Chocolate malts.

Flavor is incredibly balanced - sweet but not too sweet, earthy but not too earthy, dry but not too dry. Dark brown grains make up most of the base flavor, with nut, cashew, soy, pot coffee, and cocoa nibs. Acidic throughout. Well-done toast on the finish with some accentuated dryness.

Feel seeps into the tongue while buzzing on top, soaking into your tongue as if it were a sponge, and drying fast with roast and toast, acidity lingering along with the now louder dry profile as it finishes.

Overall, I loved this beer the first time I had it, and I love it still. It's a fabulous nut brown with tons of strengths and very little to be critical about. Possibly the best non-barrel aged Brown Ale in the states.

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Photo of BeanBump
4.56/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Originally known as "Nautical Nut Brown," and I miss that nameFar and away my favorite brown ale. I feel like brown's dont get enough love, particularly when in the company of some killer stouts and Belgian inspired concoctions, both of which Alesmith excels at. This beer has been my go-to for years and it never disappoints. Smooth, creamy and a perfect balance of sweet and roasty tones. Relatively low ABV make this a veritable session beer and Im 100% ok with that. Can't go wrong with Nut Brown and if you ever come across the barrel-aged variety - dont be a chump. Get it.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nrod
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of josanguapo
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From Miguel. In Teku glass. After dinner. Excellent nose, nutty all along, but pretty worse in mouth: less nuts, slight acidity, too much neutralish bitterness and bothering carbonated feel. Low on foam

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
3.27/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint at about 50 degrees as bottle suggests, also take in mind this beer is aged. How aged hard to say as no date is on bottle but stumbled upon it in a liquor store. Just got 1 bottle:

Pour is dark brown with a cream head along with smells of chocolatey malt.

Nutty, chocolatey taste that is watered down

Overall not a huge fan of this. Perhaps if it was fresher I may enjoy it better but not the first Alesmith to disappoint me. It is ok but nothing special.

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Photo of dertyd
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLeffler27
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From within a Pretentious Beer Glass Company dimpled mug, a murky dark old copper brown beer looks back at me. A thin beige hat quickly dissipates, leaving slight lacing.

Strong malt is revealed through sweet roasted cashews and a background of cola. Warmth brings out a hint of caramel.

As expected, the balance in this beer is excellent. One perceives toffee and white bread throughout the session. The long mild finish is accented with cashews.

Modest carbonation lifts the silky smooth medium body.

In my opinion, this beer closely follows the style guide, but more importantly is an exquisite drinking beer for relaxation. This pairs well while watching sports and I imagine it would do equally well with lively conversation and friends. Thank you Meghann and Wayne.

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Photo of AGoodStout
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ICTguy21
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark reddish brown in color with a thick tan head that dissipates quickly into a thin one that sticks around. Smells faintly of hops and chocolate. Taste consist of chocolate, malt and a faint but noticeable hop and nut flavor. Not bad at all but not spectacular either, might buy again when I want a chocolate flavor but also a drink a bit more laid back than a porter.

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