New South Nut Brown Ale | New South Brewing Co.

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New South Nut Brown AleNew South Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
New South Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditionally mellow hop character comes together with a beautiful mahogany color in this especially drinkable brown ale. Pleasant hints of chocolate and caramel linger in the finish.

Added by Loki on 04-29-2003

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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 23
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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Brown amber hue with a nice creamy tan head leaves some substantial lacing as the head dwindles at a moderate rate. Aroma: Toasted malts bring about a roasted nut tone with a sweet caramel twang mildly hopped, but nice. Taste: A reserved dead on to the style brown ale very English in the malt character nice and subtle hop dose not bad at all could drink this stuff as a go to but I preferred their white ale and lager before this one. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied ale moderate carbonation nice smoothness to it. Drinkability: Overall a run of the mill nut brown but one that saves you in an oasis of mediocre mass of macros.

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Photo of beer2day
2.71/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at T-Bonz in MB.


Copper color. No head. No lace.

Nose is non existent. Really nothing there at all. Expected some sweetness, but nothing.

Weak nutty flavor ant that is it in the taste profile.

Very light in body.

I guess this is a warm weather interpretation of a nut brown. It did go down easy, but so does a pils or a light-bodied ale. Was hoping for much more here.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of goblue3509
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear browb color with a two finger frothy head which gives way to some lacing. The aroma is of a slight nuttiness with caramel and a hint of chocolate. The tatse is a caramel malt backbone with nuttiness and a slight earth hop bite at the end. The mouthfeel is lightly to moderately carbonated. The drinkability is good, its an easy drink with a nice balanced flavor.

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of nukem5
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a great rich tea color with nice thick layer of foam on top sticky looking and clinging to walls of the glass. Loads of tiny bubbles zip to the top of beer adding feul to the aroma.

S: Aroma is of Iron and earthy notes with some malts in the mix.

T: Taste is of sweet dark fruit hanging in the back with a more prominent first nutty brown ale taste the switching to a lighter malt, slight citrus hops flavor still a metallic presence in there as well.

M: Mouthfeel is on the thin side and watery but still decent.

O: Overall an ok beer would drink again if chance occurred.

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Photo of DCon
3.07/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap @ Hinchey's Bar in Hilton Head Island, SC for $3.50. Tapped from New South's White Tap Handle w/ "Nut Brown" down the middle into a 16oz Pint Glass.

Aroma- Nutty, sweet, and malty on the nose. Nothing more, nothing less.

Appearance- Received with no head at all and lacing did not occur at the finish either. A dark body is present while being clear and copper colored.

Flavor- Sweet at the beginning while the caramel attributes seemed artificial... Crisp at the finish and one of the most malty beers I've had in a while.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, High Carbonation, and sweet all the way through the finish. A bit watered down here...

Overall Impression- Not as deep flavored and complexed as I would like... I'm giving this one an average rating because it was refreshing as an "English Brown" but didn't quite do it for me. Another new brewery, another new beer.

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Photo of Tone
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy, brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong pine, hint of pale malt, hint of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of floral hops. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale much more closely than an English Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, pine, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of floral hops. Overall, dominated by pine and hops in aroma and body. The malt is a secondary character.

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3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Dirty Jacks in Murrell's Inlet, SC.
Brown with some ruby hues. Thin watery head that last as long as the latest Kobe Bryant trade rumors. No lacing.
The aroma was very faint. After submersing my nose into the glass I get some mild nutty aromas. It doesn't smell bad, but I'm disappointed the aroma is not more prominant.
Flavor is pretty good. I agree with the other reviewers as this is a lot like New Castle. Nice nutty flavors mixed with some sweet and roasted malts.
I wish the mouthfeel had more body.
Nothing exciting or worth seeking out. But it's a nice little session ale that's worth your time if it's there.

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3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was tasted on tap at Stillwater Alehouse in Anderson.

Well allow me to join the ranks of those who said this reminded them of Newcastle as that was the first thing I said to my drinking buddy. As a side note, it was listed as New South Nut Brown Ale on the menu I will submit that as a correction on this site. Additionally, they poured it into a chilled glass. I was quite unimpressed. As a college student however, I am looking into getting a job there in the fall. Maybe I can clean their act up a bit.

Anyways, the beer pours a murky brown with a little off white film and no lacing. The beer smells faintly of roasted and nutty malts. The taste is again quite like Newcastle. There is a tad bit of sweetness with the roasted and nutty characters dominating. I would have to say that this is a bit more pleasantly flavored than Newcastle though. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and slighly overcarbonated. Overall, not highly drinkable, I would like to see what else New South offers but it seems as if I got off to the wrong foot and will tread carefully from now on.

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3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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New South Nut Brown Ale from New South Brewing Co.
3.4 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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