Downtown Nut Brown | Downtown Grill & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Downtown Grill & Brewery
Tennessee, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A beautiful deep brown hue and a nutty sweetness identify this style of ale from Northern England. Although malt and caramel flavor dominate, hops provide a medium level of bitterness at the finish.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 05-25-2004

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 17
Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The crazier that the craft beer world becomes is the greater need for the somber, classic and traditional flavors that has lead us all to this great big explosion. And such comfort can be found by nestling up to the Knoxville, Tennessee's very own Downtown's Nut Brown Ale.

Straight out of the northern pubs of England, the stately brown ale carries a casual gleam of clarity as garnet ribbons present themselves. Its creamy and fluid froth carry those enticing but robust aromas of toffee, chocolate and toast while the sweet malts slather the tongue with caramel and nutty succulence.

As the boldly malted, and somewhat masculine ale unfolds on the palate, its sweetness wraps around distinct complexities of deeply toasted bread, bittersweet chocolate, roasted almond, gently seared toffee and mild jammy, fruity esters. As its character of malted milk ball meets a balance from broadly bitter, woodsy hops and their faintly floral upstart, the bulk of taste is malt-balanced but properly supported, largely flaw-free and carries a humble charm.

The finish trends semi-dry while remaining malty. Its hops aid in drying while its alcohol skirts under the surface of taste and facilitate an effortless drinking session. Friendly with pork chops and burgers, the classic taste of Downtown's Nut Brown Ale is a welcome for tipple for recent appreciators and staunch connoisseurs of craft beer alike.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was by far my favorite of all the beers I had there. Poured a nice clear medium brown with a small tan head on top. Smell was very nutty and sweet. Lots of roasted caramel and malts in the aroma. The taste was very nice, roasted peanuts, caramel, and even the slightest hint of coffee welcomed you in. The feel was great, good carbonation and a medium body. Overall this was actually really good, and if I was going to bring home a growler it would have been of this. This was a really nice sessionable brown ale.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer arrived at the table an amber brown with an off-white persistent head which laced the glass.

The aroma was slightly nuttey with a slight fruitiness.

The flavor was nutty with restrained bitterness and chocolate.

The finish was dry with chocolate and the body was medium to medium light.

Listed on the beer menu as a Northern English Brown Ale.

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Downtown Nut Brown from Downtown Grill & Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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