Naramata Nut Brown Ale | Cannery Brewing Company

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Naramata Nut Brown AleNaramata Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This velvety soft ale has a stubbornly loyal following. Rich dark malts are layered in a seamless manner. Fine tuning with a blend of bittering, aroma, and flavour hops produce an amazingly smooth finish and a lingering taste. This is a full bodied ale with a rich and gentle flavour.

Added by 49degrees on 02-23-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
65
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.91%
 
 
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 65
Reviews by prosper:
Photo of prosper
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a ruby-reddish brown colour, with a light tan head. Smells of rich malts, english toffee, and some nutty/toasty maltiness. Flavour is much the same - not much noteable hop character, and only just enough bitterness to balance the malt. Body is medium, and drinkability is above average

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Photo of Tiernan
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FadetoBock
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a fluffy tan head. Weak aroma of sweet malt. The flavor is roasted malts with nuts, and a slight taste of cooked vegetables which I found kind of strange. Medium-light bodied with carbonation that is a bit on the high side. Good drinkability.. Not the greatest nut brown I've tried but still decent, and the first one I've tried from a can!

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Photo of intoxabroad
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle. The last of the Cannery bombers that I've gotten to - but certainly not intended to be the least. Pleasant memories of trolling the Naramata Bench wineries are evoked through the name.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick brownish hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and generally bubbly beige head, which leaves some drooping cumulus cloud lace around the glass as it quickly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet nutty toasted biscuit and caramel malts, a bit of grainy brown sugar, bitter dark chocolate, a faint dried black fruitiness, and subtle earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more sweetened mixed nuts - pistachio, pecan and walnut seem to come to mind - a lightly toasted caramel malt, some restrained cocoa notes, and a mild herbal and earthy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back, the body a decent medium weight, fairly round, and generally smooth, with a small touch of creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, with more sweet-tinged nutty and understated chocolate goodness.

A rather enjoyable and engaging brown ale, the nuts and cocoa pretty well integrated, rendering this as an easy drinking affair, with more than a nod to potential dessert accompaniment.

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Photo of jcubz
4.37/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - a dark cola brown, short but rich tan head retained fairy well
S - strong aromas of roasted nuts and burnt sugars, mild chocolate
T - sticky cola syrup sweetness, nutty malts, faint hint of leafy hops, fainter hint of chocolate
M - rich and smooth with a decent carbonation kick, finishes with a slightly sticky but gentle feel
O - a very tasty and smooth brown ale with the nutty characteristics I expected, not a session beer but a definite regular for me

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Photo of 1stOffender
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of elricorico
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. The head has no staying power. Nothing too exciting here.

Smell is better, it is a nutty toffee smell and is fairly rich. Maybe just a whiff of chocolate hidden in there. Smells nice.

Taste is fairly nice as well. Makes me debate between roasted and crystal malts. A bit of toffee and a hint of smokiness to it. Lightly hopped, this one is more about a smooth and semi sweet flavour. The aftertaste almost hints at milk chocolate again.

Mouthfeel is a touch thin, and the carbonation I find a bit too sharp. I'd say it is lacking in this area.

It is an easy beer to get into, with enough flavour to keep you interested. Certainly not going to break into my favourites, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered.

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Photo of GrimmReaper
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured dark,dark brown with reddish hilites,massive creamy tan rocky head that faded to a thin collar and mild sticky lacing.Nose was of malts and definitly nuts coming through and a whiff of some sort of oil smell and roasted coffee.Taste was roasted coffee and malts,a nuttiness tinge coming at ya and a touch of smokiness flavor and mild sweetness.The body was a medium thin mouthfeel and just a bit flat.Was expecting a little more body to this one with the impressive appearance,was drooling at my glass with the beautiful color and great looking head and was really expecting a maltier and creamy tasting brew but was somehow lacking that,but none the less it was still highly enjoyable and well worth trying again.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a cola brown that is clear yet opaque to look at....there is about a one finger thick head at first that disappears rather quickly, leaving behind a ring around the glass. Carbonation is hard to see what is going on and lacing is moderate....nothing special to look at.

S- Heavy caramel, coffee, prune fruit, and toffee nut are the most prominent aromas. Malt sweetness in the body and the finish is not bitter, but rather an Earthy dryness that is of damp soil. Not a bad smelling beer, and seems close to what the style calls for.

T- The flavors follow the aromas closely, however everything is much more muted.....not as impressive I'd say. There are extended flavors of milky chocolate, shelled unsalted cashew nuts.....again, the finish is dry, as well as malty and of dark fruit/nut.

M/O- This seems to be somewhat flat, as the carbonation is almost too fine....I will give it the note of creaminess though. It is somewhat dessert like, drinkable enough and it's not offensive by any means, but it's unassuming and I'm not sure why it has the following it does....it alright overall!

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Photo of evlu1441
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very dark ruby colour with a nice finger of creamy tan head. Looks delicious.

The aroma is mostly rich toasty malt with some faint caramel.

This is quite a bit less sweet than other nut brown ales I've had. It has a lot of roasty character that is complimented by some hop bitterness. There isn't as much nutty character as I would have liked. Some sweet/molasses flavours come through in the finish. It reminds me a lot of Guinness to be honest... maybe I just haven't had a Guinness in a while.

Overall, this is an alright beer. It has a bit too much bitterness for my tastes.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A really nice, deep amber brown. A semi-creamy head, offwhite/pale sandy. Lasts well.

S: Sweet malts, an oily and nice nuttiness.

T: A little bit of a sweet flavour of malts. Slightly metallic and a bitterness in the finish... not quite a clean hops flavour.

M + D: Fizzly, slightly sharp carbonation. Body is a little thin, but on the medium side. 5.5% ABV goes down alright, and it finishes clean enough... it might be something I'd do again, but hard to say.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 650 ml bottle, the B and the 2 are punched out on the side of the label regarding either bottling or freshness date, I couldn't decipher. 2 fingers of foamy beige head on the pour, the body is a deep chestnut colour, a bright mahogany when held up to the light. Mild aroma, toasted malt, some nuttiness, and a bit of a soapy character as well. The flavour is overpowered by that soapiness as well, the roasted malt and underlying chocolate flavour cannot compete with it. Still an okay brown due to that, but nothing noteworthy, and nothing I'd buy again unless they can clean up what I take to be a bottling issue. The mouthfeel suffers from this as well, the carbonation adds some body, but otherwise feels pretty watery, with a soapy texture. A disappointing first experience with a favorite style from a brewery new to me.

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Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.46/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Caudalie
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mdevonshire
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 355ml can into a tulip, can courtesy of IllNate. Thanks dude.

Appears a deep chestnut brown in my tulip with some ruby red highlights at the edges, with two fingers of creamy off-white (almost tan) head. Smells of chocolate, licorice, dark roasty malts and a touch of coffee potentially. Roasty and chocolately up front, followed by some a touch of caramel with maybe a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with some medium body to it. Nice drinkability, a quality beer here!

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Photo of Ghrymm
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap in Naramata Hotel and Pub. Pours nice with good lacing and color strong over roasted smell. For me not a very good beer there is a bad aftertaste left over that is not pleasing at all.
So many new beers out in B.C. now this one needs some work.

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Photo of notheroic
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good beer. Nice taste. Good hint of a nutty taste. Would buy again.

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Photo of potts
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice brown ale. I am new to beer and am just beginning to branch out past the basics so at this point I don't know enough to give this a proper review. I did enjoy this beer. I liked the colour and aroma and found that it had a pleasant sweet flavour.

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Naramata Nut Brown Ale from Cannery Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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