Nut Brown Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

BA SCORE
82
good
441 Ratings
THE BROS
77
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Nut Brown AleNut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company
New York, United States
ithacabeer.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The rich mahogany hue of the Nut Brown is the first thing you will notice. You’ll find subtle hints of both chocolate & coffee. We delicately blend chocolate & caramel malts with four others to make this flavorful, easy drinking beer. The malt character will appeal to those looking for a moderate dark ale, but the smoothness is what will surprise all.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-18-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
441
Reviews:
217
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 217
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of yesyouam
1.98/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

The beer is a deep raspberry brown with a creamy, lumpy tan head that leaves good lacing. The aroma yields a little sweet malt, a little roast, a little medicinal hops. It is a medium-bodied beer that feels a bit watery and a bit chalky. Now, the flavor... ew. It's strangely chemically. I can't even tell what this is supposed to taste like. Something has gone awry. I just held my nose and chugged it just to get it down.
(rated Mar 6, 2007)

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

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2.24/5  rDev -38.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of brdc
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks azurelimits for this one. Small capped bottle poured into a pint glass.

Dark brown, reddish highlights, minimal head with no retention or lacing.
Faint nutty aroma, thin on the palate with just faint caramel and nutty taste. Very weak, did not even finish mine. Disappointing.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of wac9
2.53/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

well it looks great in a glass but that a about it if you like english brown ales look else this offers little to good drinking beers the last sip taste wonderful but the rest of the beer lacks my wanting to drink so move on and keep looking for some great beers pass on this on

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Photo of Bellabananas
2.54/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Reddish tones, thin body with a head that dissipates quickly
S: Malty caramel tones, just as you would expect with a brown ale
T: Very thin in flavor, slight malt flavor and a bit of sweetness. After the nose the taste is a disappointment. Leaves a less than pleasant aftertaste
M: Very thin mouthfeel, just slides down your throat
O: Smells great but overall just a disappointment

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Pav5069
2.81/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WanderingFool
2.85/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of the Ithaca Nut Brown on a trip to Albany a while ago. It is a very dark brown color with ruby highlights and a foamy tan head that fades really fast. A few spots of lace are found on the glass as it empties. The aroma is faint, but mainly roasted malt, dried nuts and slightly earthy. Each sip of the medium bodied beer begins malty. Flavors of coffee and chocolate move in and it finishes slightly sour. Some malty flavors are left behind.

This is a good nut brown that is rather drinkable and would definitly buy again, however I think I was looking for stronger malt flavors and more lacing.

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Photo of MikeyA
2.86/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's ok. I don't get much nut out of it. I was expecting more of a hazelnut-ey flavor. Not that great, but not bad. I wouldn't get it again but I'm not pissed that it's all I have to drink during this blizzard. Ooga chakka booga filling up space for two hundred fifty words.

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Photo of krberg
2.91/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Big cream head over a Hires rootbeer body. Very carbonated; it even sounds like a soda.

I smell chocolate malt and no hops. That's about it.

Biscuity and somewhat like hazelnuts. Mildly sweet with little bitterness. Too much co2 bite.

Thin mouthfeel. I like a little richness to my browns.

Pure session beer. Not challenging. Very drinkable, although, I'm not sure you'd want to.

Boring. Probably good for someone who doesn't like "dark" beers. Might be a nice gateway brew.

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Photo of Why-P-A
2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A nice solid brown color, nor overly red or black with minimal cloudiness.

S: Caramel and sweet grain notes which are similar to of aromas generated during the mashing process.

T: The main component of this beer is the malts as it should be. This beer trends toward the sweeter side with a very minimal bitter finish which could come from either bittering hops or the darker malts, likely the later.

M: Very light in body and mouthfeel, which combined with the average ABV makes this especially smooth and easy to drink.

O: This was one of the 4 original beers offered by Ithaca beer. No outstanding qualities but a solid brown ale. Hard to find on tap but readily available in bottles in the Northeast.

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Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 441 ratings.
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