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Hammer & Nail Brown AleHammer & Nail Brown Ale
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Hammer & Nail Brown AleHammer & Nail Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Hammer & Nail Brewers
Connecticut, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UnionMade on 02-12-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by pbrian:
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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What a pleasant beer to drink, especially for those wishing to take a reprieve from the slew of hopped-up and/or dry Ringwood type (which I love, by the way) beers out there. Stays on the sweet side of the spectrum in a really nice way. A must try.

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Photo of Jason
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mouth full of toasted grains followed by a sweetness that carries through. Hop oil and leaf flavours turn spicy then mix with grain flavours which lends to this brews dry-grain, husky/tangy aftertaste.

This is dead on for an American Brown Ale. Truly unique and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Thrasher
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Paler than I would have imagined. The hops are evident in the aroma. Nice nutty malt flavor with hops coming on perhaps a tad strong. Not much backbone, but a decent thinnish mouthfeel and healthy-feeling water characteristics, but overall not refined. Still it has a good floral flavor to it, and an excellent lingering aftertaste.

--- (one 6 pack later) - This beer is really growing on me. Fruity, gummy, a lingering finish to die for.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Crystal clear, light mahogany in color with a nice tan head that holds OK, then drops to a good collar and whispy surface covering. The aroma is of a lightly sweet and toasty caramel malt with chocolate overtones. The body is light but smooth and creamy in the mouth. The flavor reflects the aroma with a slightly fruity, lightly caramel, and softly chocolate maltiness that's very well balanced with a gentle hop flavor & bitterness. Finishes softly dry with gently lingering caramel & chocolate notes. A very well done and highly enjoyable beer with great drinkability. An all-around great beer that is light in body but full in flavor; rich but also refreshing; and equally as perfect during the hot summer months as it is in spring or fall.

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Photo of AaronRed
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am not really a fan of Brown Ales. I have had bad experiences in the past where I have been dissapointed and they are more like dark brown lager. This beer is great drinking brew. I wasn't exicted about the appearance, no head, and thin looking. Yet after that it was all pleasure. Great taste- caramel like maltiness, with just enough hops to balance it out. It went down really easily, mellow and with an abudance of flavor. One could drink this often.

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Photo of Murph
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light brown with a nice tan head that last long enough. Nice husky grain smell with some very subtle sweetness on the nose. The grainey maltiness carries over nicely to the flavor as well as some caramel sweetness but there isn't much else and the flavor is a little thin for a brown ale. The nice husky malt profile heeps this brew nicely dry and generates a nice graininess. Although it is a bit thin on flavor this brew is definitely rather drinkable. Thanks to pbrian for the sample.

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Photo of paceyourself
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Seems to have everything a brown ale should. Clear brown color, small dense head with some lace.Chocolate and caramel malt flavor gets your attention and holds it. Willamette hops must be there but are barely noticable in a nice dry finish. Easily drinkable in large volumes

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Photo of PeteRiz
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Hammer & Nail Brown Ale from Hammer & Nail Brewers
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 8 ratings