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:
854
Reviews:
243
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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49
Gots:
129
For Trade:
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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

Photo of REDAMI
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into Chimay goblet

L-Deep copper brown pour with sandy head. Decent retention.

S-Fruits and nuts, roasted barley

T-Sweet almond, hazelnut, chocolate, roasted malts

F-Thin, but the flavors stick with you. Smooth with a slightly stinging carbonation.

Complex without being heavy. A well balanced brown ale.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice mahogany with minimal, quick-disappeared tan head. Aroma is amazing, fully realizing the nut component with hazelnuts dominating a malty roast. Flavor is similar though there's a weakness and slight acidity. Finish is somewhat dry.

EDIT: On second try with clean palate, the flavor matches my aroma description. Great stuff - maybe my new favorite of the style.

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Photo of Agentveba
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Basically the polar opposite of their Speedway Stout, in my opinion. That beer is an absolute monster in every sense, and as a stout/porter devotee it was probably a mistake for me to have the Nut Brown while the Speedway was still fresh in my memory. I found this beer very bland and nondescript in every sense, and inferior to the Samuel Smith Nut Brown, or any number imperial nut browns such as Tommyknocker or Nut Sack.

Got a six-pack of bottles, tried them both poured into a glass and straight from the bottle. Brown beer with thin white head that vanishes fast, aroma and taste or both roasted malts all over with little discernible nut taste, and a bitter metallic quality. Light body and carbonation, not very much going on.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - brown with clarity, 1/2 a finger of head and some minor lacing

S - chocolate, peanuts, roastiness

T - roasty caramel, nuts, light caramel

F - light body and medium carbonation

O - a tasty light brown ale

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Photo of puboflyons
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle filled 06-07-2016. Sampled on Aug. 27, 2016.

The pour is an attractive looking mahogany brown with reddish hues under a modes, short-lived head.

Very sweet aroma of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, but a low to no hop profile.

Medium body that is also a little acidic and carbonated.

The taste brings out the sweet roasted caramel malts along with the nuttiness of a good brown ale. The hop finish is earthy and quick but still low profile. I have always enjoyed the style and this one fits into the style very well.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown color with a 2-finger caramel head. The head dissipates quickly before settling into a nice golden ring around the top of the beer. Leaves plenty of cobweb lacing along the way.

The aroma brings notes of chocolate, hazelnut, and a touch of fresh coffee beans. Slightly toasted with minimal bitterness.

The taste follows the nose: Tons of milk chocolate, hazelnut, and coffee, followed by some roasted almonds and baked bread. There's a subtle caramel note as well. On the sweeter side for sure, but not overly so.

The feel is medium-light bodied with lighter carbonation. Incredibly smooth and creamy.

Overall, a damn good brown ale that packs a ton of flavor and drinks heavier than the relatively light mouthfeel would lead on. Just a lovely beer.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. bottled 2/11/16, so 6 months old.

amber brown body with a small fizzy head which dissipates, but resumes upon agitation. some lacing, also fine particulates.

malty, slightly nutty, some dried fruit on the nose.

A solid English brown ale taste, slightly nutty, no unpleasant aftertaste.

mouth is a little above medium.

overall, a good English Brown Ale

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Photo of n2pux
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattreitz49
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at 47 degrees. A: A one finger light tan head with poor retention. The color of the beer is dark reddish brown and is opaque.

N: A nice nutty aroma with some coffee and subtle chocolate notes with yeast, bread, and some subtle fruity notes.

T: A very nice nutty flavor with a hint of coffee and light chocolate notes, with some yeast, and toasted crackers, caramel, and fruity esters.

M: A medium carbonation with a medium body.

O: A very nice Nut brown good flavors, and was well rounded. Solid brew to drink.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

AleSmith Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.02 out of 5 based on 854 ratings.
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