Nut Brown Ale | Ithaca Beer Company

BA SCORE
82
good
442 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:
442
Reviews:
218
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
34
For Trade:
0
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Photo of sevenarts
3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Translucent cola brown. Very very little head with no retention and no lacing - it soon entirely fades away as though it was never there at all.

S: Mild and malty aromas of caramel, vanilla, hazelnut.

T/M: Again, very mild but pleasant flavors. Vanilla, a slight nuttiness, sweet caramel malts, some tea-like flavors that linger at the end of a sip. Body is a little on the thin side.

O: This goes down really easy and is pleasant in its unassuming way, but there's no oomph to it, nothing special. Easy to drink and totally inoffensive. A little more body and better head/carbonation would go some ways towards making it an entirely average brew.

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Photo of rymurphy617
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of stxp
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance: cloudy brown, no head, un-carbonated looking, no lace, slightly flat?

smell: toasty biscuit, nutty, slight alcohol, bready

taste: slight roast, not overpowering, slight burnt, very bready malty, undetectable bitterness

mouthfeel: thin, gets a bit creamy on the end, not thick like the style, sloghtly oily

overall: great malty toasty taste with a touch of roast, easy to drink, goes down smooth, mine was very flat

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Photo of eargle
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -38%

Photo of Freggs
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of eek42
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CKav
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Valhalla in NYC.

Served in a pint glass.

A: Poured out a brown color that was substantially more cloudy in the middle and fairly transparent around the edges. The slight head, while small, still stuck around for a good bit.

S: Both nutty and caramely, farily potent, and with a fresh brown sugar bill along with a lit-kerosene lamp type of fiery smokiness.

T: Yep, lots of roast on this one... more so than many people had given it credit for even. It reminded me somewhat of Alaskan Smoked Porter in this regard.

M: Much more nutty and smokey that mapley or syrupy, with no booze detected, and some moderate lacing left on the glass.

O: Either I was just in the mood for this type of brew or maybe I'm just more of a fan of this style than most. Nevertheless, I thought this was tasty.

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Photo of citylifelover
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of jurbanik
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brentblack1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kmt314
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at the brewery in February, and has held up pretty well. Pours a hazy dark brown with red highlights not limited to the edge of the glass. A decent tan coloured head dissipates quickly with little lacing.

Impressive aroma of roasted dark malts, with espresso/coffee tones and even a hint of smoked oak. The flavour isn't as well balanced as I'd hoped, the toasted malt sweetness transitions rather abruptly into a bitter finish, with pleasant nuttiness in the aftertaste.`

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Photo of BryanK
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of ridgeline23
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Nut Brown Ale from Ithaca Beer Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 442 ratings.
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