AleSmith Nut Brown Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Nut Brown AleAleSmith Nut Brown Ale
BA SCORE
3.99/5
874 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:
#3,946
Reviews:
252
Ratings:
874
pDev:
10.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
131
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 874 |  Reviews: 252
Photo of BB1313
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown with auburn hues; small light tan head that fades leaving nice retention and a little bit of lacing. The aromas are nice. Lots of coffee notes, which I didn't expect. Malts are there. Hints of cocoa as well. The flavors follow the nose perfectly. I'm getting alot of coffee with this one. Some hazelnut in the mix. Lots of malts. Hints of chocolate. Very clean. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's light and/or borderlining medium-bodied. It has a solid body to it though with moderate carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed.

This is a great brown ale. It's simple and complex at the same time. Lots of flavor for such a small beer. The craftsmanship is very impressive. Recommended. It's also nice to see AleSmith put some stuff in 12oz bottles.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass

Appearance
Deep mahogany with a short off-white head. Excellent clarity with lively carbonation.

Nose
Cocoa, chestnut, caramel, and earth.

Taste
Toasted chestnut, cocoa, peanut, and Cola. Caramel and earth with a medium roastiness. Slight leafy hop presence.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, smooth, and semi-dry with a light bitterness.

Overall
Nutty, light, and refreshing. An English Brown to style.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Alrighty, then. This is the best thing I've ever had that called itself nutbrown. Wow. Alesmith had a superb reputation but I have one had a few of theirs. This one is exceptional.

It is brown and has only a small amount of fine head. The aroma is mild and sweet, nice.

The taste is a balanced blast of nutty malts, hops, etc. It is slightly bitter and roasty tasting. A gret mix. The aftertaste is more of that roasted malts taste.

I love it. The taste is unique and exceptionally good. Highly recommended.

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Photo of hopley
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bready with slights hints of coffee and lightly roasted almonds, this beer looks amazing in the glass light brown with a white head. Dry but with a touch of sweetness and super drinkable.

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Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep clear brown with a nice cap of creamy white head that just keeps on hanging on. It leaves rings of sticky small lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is a little lighter but has some really nice malt sweetness and a nutty hint with just a hint of hops. The taste is much the same. The body is lighter and mostly smooth with just a slight amount of carbonation. As an American take on an English Brown Ale, this one is quite good.

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Photo of NWHopinator
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickSMpls
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice British style brown ale. What I would have with some pub grub lunch when I still want to do something the rest of the day. Clear brown color and low head, typical for the style. Nice malt aroma and a mild roasted malt taste lingers on the tongue. Very subduded bitterness to give some balance. Low ABV makes this an easy drinking ale. Nothing complicated, just a nice beer. Recommended.

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Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pors a deep, chestnut brown in color with a decent amount of red peeking through the body, A pretty good sized head forms and retains for a good while. The head is very light tan to off white in color. Lacing is also very good. Just a solid looking pour in the glass.

S- This smells exactly like it should for the style. A deep, malty scent with a prominent dose of caramel malts and a good dose of nuttiness makes this a delicious smelling brew. The overall impression of the scent plays somewhere between nutty and malty, but displays both qualities and also shows off some brown sugar sweetness. Just a tremendous smelling beer.

T- Right off the bat, the scent translates to the taste. I have had a lot of brown ales in various settings, from brew pubs to industrial breweries, but this one has one of the best flavors. It starts out with a deep, caramel malt flavor that moves quickly to sweeter, brown sugar flavors. Then the nuttiness kicks in and gives just a hint of chestnut bite. The malts ramp up again on the back end and darken the flavor up a bit, leaving the caramel malts as the prominent flavor on the tongue.

M- This beer is light in body and incredibly easy to drink, while at the same time being very creamy in feel. This is basically the perfect weight for a good brown ale.

Overall, this is among the best brown ales I have ever had. The flavors and feel are all quality and just exemplify what the style is supposed to be like. If you want an easy drinking brown ale, this is it. I can't even begin to imagine how awesome this brew is on draught.

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Photo of Honeybourne
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great dark brown color and the smell is cocoa, earthy but not dirty. Smooth malty taste with some bitter that comes up after the swallow. Over all a nice beer, I may be drinking it to cold though

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tbone2131
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of enelson
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of argock
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass mug. No freshness date. Purchased from Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Chestnut brown with 1/2-1 finger light beige frothy head with decent retention and spare lacing.

S: Toffee, cocoa, and light sharpness of roast withpecan nuttiness

T: Superb flavor with loads of medium caramel and toffee flavors balanced on a robust malt backbone without overdone sweetness. Light yeast esters and subtle hopping lend a light earthy character. Finish is full of cocoa with pecan nuttiness.

M: Smooth, silky with low-medium carbonation and light-medium body which enhances drinkability.

O: Stellar style example from Alesmith. One to strive to replicate in the home brewery as it is not around here a bunch.

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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 874 ratings
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