AleSmith Nut Brown Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
850
Reviews:
240
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
127
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 850 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of jcb7472
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Single, 12 ounce bottle copped from Holiday Inn in Orangeburg. Pours a deep, dark mahogany hue with minimal frothing. Malt-forward, biscuit aroma with hints of cocoa and chocolate. Similar flavor profile.

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

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Deep mahogany brown hue, the pour yields one finger of foamy tan head that stands for a while before subsiding to some long-lasting bubble sheet on the surface along with some spotty and patchy lace on the glass-side.

Solid malty goodness takes domination ranging from biscuit, brown bread, caramel, vanilla, mild cocoa, slight buttery and nut while there is some earthy and citrusy hop in the background. The overall aroma is sweet and creamy and is quite inviting.

Still it is malt here and there, biscuit, brown bread, caramel, vanilla, mild cocoa, slight buttery, and nut, all of these flavors travelling through the taste buds before hop adding in its citrus note to balance those kinds of sweet, creamy, and bready from malt.

Medium body with silky smooth mouthfeel from its proper amount of carbonation, the feeling is crisp and quite refreshing, dry finish.

This brew is dedicated to malty sake. It is rightly true to the style and I can’t find anything wrong with it, very good and packed with great quality.

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

A - Dark chestnut brown with tan head that never really goes away. Nice cling.

S - Nutty, caramel, malts, a bit smokey.

T - Rich creamy mouthfeel, malts, chocolate, balanced nicely in the back end with a bitter and dry finish.

O - Really solid brown ale with balance and a good feel.

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Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StoutHunter
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Alesmith's Nut Brown Ale for $1.79 at The Lager Mill. The more beers I try from this brewery the more I like them and I'm interested to see if this beer lives up to the good things I've heard about it, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks ok, it's a little plain and simple and it ins't too eye catching. It poured a nice brown color that takes on more of a crimson and brown color when held to the light with a fingers and half of bubbly and creamy light tan head that died down a to a thick ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S= The aroma starts off with a medium sweetness with a little bit of ester yeast being the first to show up and that leads into the malts which impart a caramel, caramel malt, grainy, bread crust, brown bread and doughy aromas. Up next come a light nutty aroma followed by a light cocoa aroma. This beer has a good aroma, It's pretty much just what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with just a little bit of that yeast being the first to show up and it leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that it did in the aroma with no single aspect seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a slight bit of cocoa followed by the same nutty aspect that I got in the aroma, but this time it shows up a little more. On the finish there's hardly any bitterness with a nice caramel malt and nutty aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, it's true to style and it lives up to it's name.

M- Smooth, a little crisp, a little creamy, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought thought this was a good beer and I thought it was a very nice example of the style, it had all the aspects that I look for in the style and it really lived up to it's name with that nice noticeable nutty flavor. This beer has a good drinkability, I could drink a few of these, especially in the fall time. What I like the most about this beer is how true to it's style and true to it's name it is, there's nothing that doesn't belong there. What I like the least about this beer is nothing, there is not a single thing that sticks out about this beer as not being good, it's fine just the way it is. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a Nut Brown Ale. All in all I was pretty happy with this beer and I was little impressed with how they nailed this style right on the head. It's my new favorite Alesmith beer and it's a very nice example of the style. Good job guys, this is one tasty Nut Brown Ale, keep it up.

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

Photo of sunsjammer
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle

Pours hazy maroon red-brown with a dense creamy khaki colored foam head. Smells like cherry, plum, dark berries, toasty bread, nutty caramel, chocolate, coffee, molasses, toffee, vanilla, some spice, with mild earthy grassy pine. Tastes like toasted bread, nutty caramel, chocolate, coffee, molasses, toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, mild spice, with earthy grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice English brown ale.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cjgator3
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. AleSmith Nut Brown Ale is a solid malty brown ale that is flavorful and highly drinkable beer that is very sessionable.

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

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

Photo of aknalley
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of brayton
3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sgregory
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a very dark brown almost black in color with tan foamy head and decent lacing. Smells of roasted coffee, nuts, and some chocolate. Taste is a mix of bitter chocolate, nuttiness, molasses, and some coffee. The finish is good, very smooth and easy drinking beer. Flavors are a nice blend leaving you with wanting another sip. Really enjoyed this beer.

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

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 850 ratings.
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