Nut Brown Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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3.98/5
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898 Ratings
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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: 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:
#4,973
Reviews:
257
Ratings:
898
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 898 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of hayesryan
4.37/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz, 2 month old can, in 16oz Spiegelau tulip poured at 45*F.

Aroma: nutty Whoppers (chocolate malt balls), hints of toffee and caramel; not fruity, but try saying caramel apples and take a sniff.

Appearance: deep brown with ruby highlights; beautiful 2” light tan head that turned rocky while it persisted. Great lacing as I drank.

Flavor: moderate malt sweetness, mod-light caramel nutty center, smoothly and lightly dried to a chocolate finish.
Mouthfeel: round, smooth, mod-full body, clean and balanced.

Overall: would drink again on a rainy day with a Rueben maybe on rye, would be lovely on a date with a choice chocolate bar, and probably born for bangers & mash.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into narrow water glass: color is brown, amber edges, head is light brown with fine bubbles and presents about 1/3 inch thick, then dissipates to a thin top.

Smell is toasty, nutty, maybe some toffee, light caramel.

Taste follows with toast, nuts, toffee, caramel, notable earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit crisp, well carbonated, just a touch biting.

Overall a good nut brown ale, pleasant nutty and toffee flavors, mouthfeel is just a bit sharp.

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Photo of GaryColeman
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cardfan212
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a glass.

Look - A barely see-through dark brown. Short tan head that dissipated quickly to some mild lacing.

Smell - Light biscuit, molasses, caramel, some slight earthy hop tones. Very balanced and distinct aromas.

Taste - Pleasant malt sweetness, almond, a bit of salty buttery Ritz Cracker type taste. A lot of subtleties going on.

Feel - Thin body with a light tingly carbonation. On the verge of too fizzy for me.

Overall - A beer that's interesting enough to appreciate and dig into but not so strong and overpowering that you couldn't have it as a session beer.

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kofukasho
3.09/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Rostie
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dubnation
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Ssippisam
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PMarcy78
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 898 ratings