Oak Creek Nut Brown Ale | Oak Creek Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
135 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Oak Creek Nut Brown AleOak Creek Nut Brown Ale
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:
135
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of sammyg832
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of BrahptimusPrime
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of thornburyslasher
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of aflies
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ortie
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kaelingirl
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of birchstick
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of guldseth
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of unshodjogger
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of grissom51
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of TasteFiend
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Bobhoya
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of 12packpoet
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of sooner961
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of cackalacky
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BellsFan
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of CK812
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of beagle75
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic glass.

A: Clear, light brown color with one finger of parchment-tinted foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Deeply toasted malt is well established, with little else to detract from its traditional qualities save for a fine herbaceous thread that gives added depth.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with cocoa-inflected weak brown malt that lacks the intensity established in the smell. Malt flavors drop off shortly into the middle, becoming more refined with a suggestion of residual sugar. The finish harbors charcoal, mild green plant stems, and a distinct bitter thread not encountered previously in the profile.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, smooth on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer is a fair "desertized" version of an English brown ale. According to the label on the bottle it is 5.5% abv, which leads one to question why it is even that strong when delicious home-brewed English browns have been encountered on more than one occasion which fell more in the 4% range. Like many beer styles brewed in the American desert Southwest, its qualities position it to be refreshing. With that in mind, it is far from being a failure.

 1,206 characters

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.

 548 characters

Oak Creek Nut Brown Ale from Oak Creek Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.