AleSmith Nut Brown Ale | 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: 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
Ratings:
862
Reviews:
249
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
130
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 862 |  Reviews: 249
Photo of gwiedman1
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chivermac
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I purchased this bottle from Grain + Verse enjoyed chilled in a stout glass

The color is cocoa brown with thick pale tan head with fine bead and good retention. The smell has a moderately roasted nutty aroma which has a slight sweet scent. The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation toasted texture with mostly dry finish.

The taste is very good with a nice roast level with subtle sweetness and light yeast with relatively low bitterness in the flavor with slight creamy and toasted malt quality with very mild hop with slight herbal element. This is a great beer -it is nice to have since when Craft beer 1st started becoming popular the brown style was more available but now that IPA's have usurped the market this is one of the few. I recommend this to anyone since it is a great example of the style

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Photo of SensorySupernova
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinmundy77
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmace929
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice nose on this one, light touches of chocolate, earthiness, nuts, and dark malt. Palate gives off some fruity esters alongside more dark malt. Solid drinker that well approximates a very English ale.

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Photo of bzainthemd
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall mug from tap. The look is classic for a nut brown ale. The smell is of mild malt some sweetness. The taste is of nutty coffee with malt notes. The feel is refreshing and light. Overall, a very solid but brown ale.

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Photo of sunny289
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Celtics17
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I get a nutty quality, along with porter like qualities. Some chocolate, with bigger coffee notes. Very little toffee or caramel tastes or aromas. Not my favorite style, but solid overall.

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Photo of akk14
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a mahogany color with a 1/2 finger tan head. Moderate lacing. Aroma was very slight roasted malt and biscuit. Malt forward and caramel. Almost no hop bitterness. Moderate - light body and carbonation.
Easy drinking but unremarkable.

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Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, w/o freshness indication.

Pours dark brown, mocha and long lasting cap. Leaves nice low fine bubble sheeting.

Malty nose with dark chocolate notes.

Rich and smooth, great mouthfeel.

Complex and densly flavorful brown ale with lots of chocolate.

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Photo of joesc230
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was over at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop last week scouting for various & sundry when I spied a couple of AleSmith singles to help me fill out a mixed-sixer. I remain curious about some of these bottled beers.

From the bottle: "English-style 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 embraces our commitment to quality."; "This versatile style is perfect alongside a variety of foods from grilled sausages with spicy mustard to oysters on the half-shell. English Farmhouse and nutty hard cheeses such as Gruyere and mild Gouda pair very well too."

I felt Nutty with the excitement of Pop!ping the cap on this one! A heavy-handed pour produced two fingers of soapy, foamy, light-tan head with very good retention. Color was Brown to Dark Brown (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity. Nose held a pronounced cocoa/chocolate scent. Mmmm! I am sorry, but the mouthfeel was medium, nowhere near full or "creamy". The taste, however, was as advertised. It was mildly chocolaty with a biscuit malt undertone, giving it a chocolate biscotti-like flavor. Frequent followers of my reviews may have noticed that I often allude to biscotti and there is a reason. My first overseas deployment with the U.S. Navy in 1985 had us in La Maddalena, Sardinia for six months and I was a poor, junior seaman who could barely afford a monthly trip to Roma. Instead, I would take the liberty launch to Sardinia and hang out with the locals. I learned to speak a little Italian, I drank espresso, ate biscotti, and thanks to a mentor named Guiseppe, learned to play Bocce & smoke Parodi cigars while doing so. In Pittsburgh's Strip District, there exists Enrico Biscotti Company at 2022 Penn Avenue & thy make the most authentic biscotti that I have ever eaten, outside of Italy! When I say that a beer reminds me of biscotti, I know of what I speak. Finish was semi-dry to dry, believe it or not. It was chocolaty, but not in a sweet way. The malt and earthiness of the hops only added a dryness to the beer, rather than any sort of sweetness. I think that their suggested pairings are spot-on & I would revisit this some time with a plate of food.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very deep brown pour with a light tan head that left a few ribbons and spots of lacing. The aroma has a nice nutty, sweet toffee and roasted malt scent. The taste is less sweet than the smell but has a pleasant nutty flavor and a kind of charred malt bitterness that gives the finish a little tangy taste. The body is medium/light with a decent amount of carbonation. Quite a tasty brown.

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Photo of dcm4869
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Tasty breakfast brew

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Photo of Beejay
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdub70085
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 862 ratings.
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