Nut Brown Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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3.98/5
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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:
#4,566
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
891
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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51
Gots:
141
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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

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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

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

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

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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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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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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

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

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Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 891 ratings