New South Nut Brown Ale | New South Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of BEERchitect
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second offering from the New South. A standard, but solid English Brown. Served in a standard pint glass, the beer shows dark brown color with ruby highlights, a thin head that plants firmly atop the brew and laced well and the beer seemed to disappear from the glass. Aromas are mild and resemble chocolate, malt, light coffee, barley, and a mild lactose / fermented scent. Flavors are more pronounced than the aromas, but display the same characters while adding a heavy bread, malt flavors and textures. Quite clean in the finish with an emphasis on nuts and chocolate. Another pleasant session with the New South.

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Photo of oberon
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had tried the New South Lager a few years back at a beer festival,this is the first I have seen any of their wares in my area.Poured into a standard pint glass a medium brown with a tinge of amber,a tight one finger head atop.Very light aromas with some caramel sweetness sticking out the most,flavors lean in the caramel and chocolate side but not overly sweet,there is a light dryness in the finish.A decent brown not earth shattering but drinkable.

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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 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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Photo of Gavage
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: brown with a 2" fluffy head that lingers around a while.

Smell: mild malt sweetness, a bit of nuttiness, and some soft earthiness.

Taste: caramel, toasted nuts, some mild earthy tones, and a nice bitterness balances this one out.

Mouthfeel: smooth throughout. Aftertaste is short-lived. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: a nice sessionable ale that anyone can enjoy. Somewhat refreshing too.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of weeare138
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a dark brown with a solid beige head. Lots of tiny lacing is stuck to the inside of the glass.
Smell is of roasty malt and sugary sweetness.
Tast is a nice balance of roasty malt with a typical brown ale taste that is solid.
Mouthfeel is semi dry with an effervescent feel.
Drinkability is good for this one.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Treyliff
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, Burgerfi North Myrtle Beach

A- pours a dark brown with a small creamy white head that reduces to a layer flirting on top, a bit of lacing left behind

S- nutty with a hint of caramel, nutty malt, light chocolate

T- nutty and earthy with some caramel and chocolate notes, yeasty earthy finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and a dry crisp finish

O- highly drinkable for the style

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Photo of ordybill
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap at Pearlz Oyster Bar in Charleston, SC into a shaker glass
Aroma- Has a nice nut and citrus aroma
Appearance- Great brown color with a thick tan head.
Taste- Has a nice bitter bite for the flavor
Palate- A medium to heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- The best New South beer i have tried.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jsprain1
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mntlover
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown some red hints show thru a small tan head that falls to a clump of bubbles that laces well.

Smell some malt hints of smoke not much else noticed, mellow smell.

Taste is malty some roasted nut flavors that linger along with smoky whiffs. Level of carbonation seems perfect and rounds out the flavors that are there. Kind of a mild brown but not bad just not a big brew more mellow.

Mouthfeel is medium good level of carbonation brings out the smokiness some.

Drinkability is decent, a honest attempt could be better but not bad by any means.

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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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Photo of WesM63
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Brams17
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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 Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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New South Nut Brown Ale from New South Brewing Co.
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