Oak Creek Nut Brown Ale | Oak Creek Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oak Creek Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
oakcreekbrew.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Winner of both the Gold and Bronze Medal in the North American Brewers' Association competition. This northern Arizona favorite has a consistent nutty flavor with just a hint of spice in its depths. A slowly emerging bitterness crops up along the way and is unobtrusively incorporated into the smooth flow. It finishes with a gentle nuttiness and spiciness.

Added by stirgy on 11-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Paladindrome
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of trytoketchup
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncvbc
4.43/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This one is a brown with ruby hues. A nice creamy head caps it off and leaves rings of lacing down the glass. Smell is fairly light but clean and inviting. Definitely a nutty presence with toasted malts. I'm ready for a sip. Damn. This stuff is good. A distinct nutty flavor but not overwhelmingly so. There is a strong supporting cast here. Again, lightly toasted malts. Some caramel and chocolate are present with the smallest nibble of hops that impart a somewhat spiced edge. Light fruity flavors compliment in the finish. Pretty light in body and very refreshing. This is a high quality brew for the style...I wish I had more than the two I enjoyed while in Sedona. Almost infinitely drinkable. If I had it locally, it could possibly be a new staple session brew. Scratch that, it would definitely be a staple. Flavorful, complex, and insanely drinkable. Damn, I miss this beer already!

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mdlb44
4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samturner
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of neenerzig
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass of this on-tap with dinner at a Chinese restaurant two days ago on my currently still ongoing vacation in Sedona, AZ. Served to me in a non-frosted pint glass. This beer has a clear, deep amber brown complexion that somewhat reminded me of root beer with deep ruby highlights when held to the light. The tan head was certainly over an inch thick when served to me, settling to a very nice tan surface coating lining the inside of my glass about 5 to 10 minutes after being brought to me. Had a nice thick ring lining the inside of my glass then too. Good lacing here. Aromas of roasted nut and caramel malt. No hop aroma at all. The taste pretty much follows suit, a nice toasted nut flavor and some caramelized malt along with a hint of chocolate and rounded out with a very slight touch of hops. Has a nice smooth and crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very nice indeed. This would certainly make a nice session beer. This went very well with my Chinese food and is easy to drink in the way good beer ought to be. I highly enjoyed this.

Eric

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Photo of mark_mla
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great nut flavour. Enjoyed at the hideaway pizza place in Sedona AZ. Need to try again.

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Photo of FMetzger
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Brown body with slight red highlights. Nice creamy khaki head.
Smell: Fresh nutty aroma. Toasty grain. Fresh grains. No hops. At all.
Taste: Toasted hazelnut flavor at beginning is amazing, if you like that flavor. Taste is nutty and has a creaminess to it. Malt backbone is stong and really allows the nuttiness to come through.
Mouthfeel: Full on tongue, but not heavy. One word: smooth.
Drinkability: Really, one word. SMOOTH.

Pouring this beer and breathing the aroma lead you in to what you bill be tasting. No surprises. A brown ale with a strong malt presence with delicious nutty flavors throughout. The finish is a little short.

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Photo of Auraan
4.17/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice deep brown, but with very little head, and no lacing, I would've liked to have seen both. Scents of butterscotch, nuts and caramel malt. Flavor is nutty, with low bitterness, a slightly buttery flavor and some bready flavors, particularly on the finish. It's pretty good, but not as bitter and nutty as I like a brown ale to taste. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation. True to style, good enough. It's good, but could use a bit more bitterness to make it a bit less Newcastle like. Still, a good Arizona brew, worth trying.

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Photo of Scobu
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of joecast
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap Pancho Mcguillicuddys. Nice bar.

Dark dark brown color. Thin tan head, low carbonation. Looks good.

Nice sweet nutty aroma without being syrupy. Being the English variety, hops are not assertive but this does well without them.

Good malt base here. Brown ales are really coming to the fore lately (for me at least) and this is a real nice example. Nuttiness is a subtle addition rather than an unwelcome distraction to the beer.

Great stuff. Smooth mouthfeel without being heavy. Nice well made easy drinker.

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Photo of flexabull
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a pretty good head.

Aromas are nice, a very roasted nutty nose. Somewhat smokey, with a spicy like character as well.

Nice subtle and smooth flavors. A mellow creamy milk chocolate taste, as well as some light cola notes, and a bit nutty as well. Finish is crisp, with a slight mineral hop bite.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, maybe a bit lean feeling on the finish.

Drinkability is good. This is a tasty and very easy to drink brown ale, very session worthy.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.05/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a brown color that has ruby highlights when held up to the light. The beer is topped by a light brown head. A nutty, malty, toasted, biscuit aroma wafts from my glass. The beer is lightly sweet, and finishes with a toasted malt flavor and a bit of hop bitterness. Quite a good example of a brown ale. Seems to have a flavor hop contribution which perks up the fruit and malt in the middle. A roasted nutty flavor lightly spices this beer. Basically this is an absolutely wonderful session beer.

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Photo of goatgoat
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium brown with red-orange highlights. A finger's worth of tan head falls quickly. Aroma is moderate malts, bready. Taste follows with a full and smooth finish. Medium body.

A nice, easy drinking brown. Nice feel to it. I'm becoming more and more a fan of English style browns.

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Photo of uabigdaz
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber bottle, no freshness date. Small foaming head which has nice retention, about 3mm worth of head throughout the beer. Dark brown color with off-white head. Smells good, slightly like coffee, a little sweet, but also initially some bitterness in the smell. Taste's slightly sweet, again with hints of bitterness which balances nicely. Feels and tastes a little thin but it is quite refreshing. Not too heavy for the way that it appears in the glass which suites the flavor well. Worth a try, definately found one I will pick up again someday when I find a legitimate reason to spend $8 on a six pack. Nice beer to enjoy, not a session beer by any means, although it is thin/light enough.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of thomastharp
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good brown ale. Excellent maltiness.

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Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark amber almost brown in color with a two finger head. Some moderate lacing developed.

Smell: nuttiness is definitely noticable with some softer malt sweetness in the background.

Taste: nice malt profile with some toasted nuts, raisin sweetness, and a mild bitterness. This is a nut brown that focuses on the nuttiness rather than muting the flavors.

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

Drinkability: easy to quaff this one - basically a session ale if you are in a nutty mood.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Oak Creek Nut Brown Ale from Oak Creek Brewing Co.
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