Edenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown Ale | Edenton Brewing Company

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Edenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown AleEdenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown Ale
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Edenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown AleEdenton Uncle Nut's Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Edenton Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-04-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by homersimpson:
Photo of homersimpson
4.47/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another new one just in...
It's a clear reddish brown with a nice tan head.
Toffee and malts entice the nose.
Very smooth feel on the tongue, middle of the road body.
Nice malt starts you out right, very low hop profile. Nut and toffee abound blending well with the malt, yet not seeming too sweet. Finishes quickly.
Balance is what this brew is about. I haven't tried a nut brown in a while that I like this much.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice chesnut brown with a this head that sits nicely on top of this beer and doesnt go away,aroma is nutty and and sweet caramel.Taste is nice and sweet but not overly sweet with a nice nutty/toffee flavor that lingers in to the finish I do get a little earthy hop in there but not much but its nice to get a hint.All three Edenton brews I have had are top notch.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – This one poured a brilliant brown color with a nice, fluffy head.

Smell – The big caramel led the way at the nose followed closely by some good, light malts and a bit of coffee.

Taste – The coffee came up bigger at the taste and went well with the caramel and malt flavors. I thought I could pick up a bit of hop balance here and maybe a hint of nuts.

Mouthfeel – This one is light to medium-bodied and sticky in the mouth. I like the balance they have here.

Drinkability – It wasn’t very nutty but went down nice and easy.

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Photo of merlin48
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head that has excellent retention and leaves some nice patchy lace.
Aroma is somewhat subdued, but features chocolate and hazelnut.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, with moderate carbonation and a medium body.
Taste is more pronounced than the aroma, with chocolate,hazelnut, and buttered toffee. Hops are restrained, but lend a fine balancing bitterness to the sweetish malt flavors. An earthy woodsiness is present at the finish.
A tasty brown ale with lots of genuine nut flavor and aroma. I like this one a lot, and I'm not usually a big fan of this style. This was my second Edenton brew, and both have been solid enough to buy again.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear brown in color with a lasting tannish-colored head. Nose is caramel sweetness, mixed with definite nutty aromas as well. Flavor is a tasty mixture of roasted nuts, caramel, and Heath bits that isn't overbearing. Barely any hop balance to speak of. Finishes clean, with little or no aftertaste. Good mouthfeel and certainly a drinkable beer.

Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one. I hope to see Edenton beers in Richmond!

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Photo of yankeeheel
3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a small and fleeting off white head. Smells nicely of brown sugar and ginger. Very pleasant. Big sweet wave of cloying sugar turns to molasses. Sweetness is cut slightly with a caramel acidity and finishes a little more balanced than where it began. Overly sweet mouthfeel detracts from what is a pretty nice beer.

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Photo of ByTor2112
3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown color, no head with some very fine bubbles here and there across the surface. Aroma is sweet and nutty w some buttery toffee in there. Sweet caramel and nut flavor with a very mild bitterness. The sweet malt is very tasty and really good. A good froth does not change the flavor but thickens the mouthfeel. A great Nut brown Ale, quaffable, not heavy.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rough pour delivers a dark chestnut brown body with a burgundy cast and a creamy ivory head that holds fairly well and leaves some minor lacing about the glass. Soft dark chocolate greets you in the nose and welcomes you to partake. It's gentle, natural carbonation lends a soft caress to the tongue before its creamy medium-light body slides effortlessly away. The chocolate found in the nose is repeated in the flavor along with some dark caramel, a drizzle of yeasty fruitiness, and a lacing of floral hops. Bitterness is kept to a minimum, and it's nicely balanced to reveal it's mild maltiness but still finish drying. There could certainly be a bit more depth here, but as it is it's quite a good interperetation of an English-style brown ale. Well done, indeed!

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Photo of Backer2004
3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite style from my favorite state . . . what more can you ask for? After a nice evening of drinking random beers, this one hit the spot as my final one for the evening. Nice mix of chocolate and hazelnuts with the smell and taste. Not too heavy on the stomach either. I enjoyed this almost as much as a Brooklyn Brown or Cottonwood Low Down Brown.

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Photo of Stubbie1
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This “Nut” pours a deep clear chestnut brown with a ever so slightly tainted off white head. Aroma is a bit minimal…slight caramel and a bit nutty, tad sweet. Flavor is fair at best, bitter up front, semi sweet middle and a bit nutty finish. O.K in the mouth and drinkability…well I would take it over any Macro. Overall this beer is ok. The flavor left me wanting more. It is on the launching pad of a good beer but never gets off the ground.

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Photo of akorsak
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a six pack purchased at Chip's in Kill Devil Hills.

A: Deep chocolatey brown color with a small head on pour that disappears into a thin white ring.

S: Nose is an intense nuttiness of pour that settles into a slighty malty grain aroma.

T: Taste is a nutty malt character that has smoky hints. The smoke does not last long and finishes into another nutty flavor.

M: The smoky, nutty malt is sweet on the palate.

D: Not too shabby, this is a solid nut brown ale.

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Photo of santoslhalper
2.48/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearence: Pours a dark clear brown with a foamy beige head. This is the only Edenton beer I've had that didn't have foam exploding out the top of the bottle.

Smell: The smell has an odd Rauchbier smoky malt quality to it that kinda detracts from the brown ale smells.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is a very sour, almost stale malty caramel taste. The hops are gone, and there is really no balance. It's really almost displeasing tasting, with an artifical, almost canned mix malt flavor. The mouthfeel, on the other hand, is creamy and chewy. Quite full bodied.

Drinkability and Overall: The more it warms, the less I want to drink it. The worst Edenton offerinf in my opinion. A very poor example of what a Nut Brown Ale can truly be.

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Photo of blackie
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: The pour creates a low, off white head that soon recedes to just a collar. The beer is a clear, deep, reddish brown color.

smell: A definite toasted nutty character is the first thing I pick up on. Sweetness is low, as is the English hop aroma. Maybe some light hints of chocolate, and an earthy woodiness.

mouthfeel: The carbonation is toward the higher end of the medium range, and the body toward the ligher end of that range.

taste: Silmilar to the smell, though a little more sweet than I would have guessed from the aroma. Same nuttiness and woodiness...though a little less noticeable, and with more chocolate coming through. Finish is lightly bitter with some lingering toasted flavors.

drinkability: Not a bad beer at all, and easy to drink.

Bottle from a fresh six I picked up last night at the brewery.

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Photo of ppoitras
2.08/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle from GCBrewingCo as part of BIF 20. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, Got 5" of foam over <1" of beer. This is somewhat of a problem, since I didn't even get the whole bottle in the glass, only about half. Ok, finally got it all in. Head is light brown and looks nice, with minimal lacing. However, this ain't no Belgian, and ain't supposed to foam like that. As such, appearance was docked.

Aroma is very minimal of grains. Taste is bland grains up front, with a strong, artificial-seeming nut flavor at the end, almost cloyingly strong there. Mouthfeel, even with all that foam, is still overly gassy, and drinkability is just plain bad as well. Would keep away from this one.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.01/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice solid brown color with a beige to light brown head and very active carbonation. Some nice nutty malt aromas shine thru the signs of aging/oxidation. Nutty malt flavor dominates with some oxidation/infection/aging present. Medium bodied and smooth.

Would like to taste fresher like the King David's Red but overall not too bad for it's issues. Slightly off but certainly drinkable.

Edenton -- Talk to your distributors about old brews (assuming it's old based on the bottle codes below) or bone up on the Quality Assurance.

Per EBC website: 5% ABV
6 diff malts incl. Pilsner, imported Crystal, and Roasted malts.
English Northdowne, Fuggles, and Goldings hops.

'3256' lasered on bottom ('03' emb on bottom)
Tasted: 12/25/05

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Photo of unit555
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured with a nice head and yielded a rich brown color that was pleasing to see. Scents of caramel and chocolate came through in the taste. Very smooth on the tongue. Didn't sit heavily on the stomach like some of the brown ales do. With its easy drinkability it could be an everyday beer.

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Photo of guinnessfan
2.09/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. bottle, given to me by my parents from their vacation, poured into Das Festhouse pint

A: Clear, dark reddish-brown color with very large bubbles, too much carbonation, reminded me of cola

S: The most noticable smell is some sort of damn metallic odor. The metal masks the nutty malt smell

T: Again, the damn metal, hiding a timid roasted flavor

M: Thin and way too carbonated for this style, reminds me of cola

D: Metallic taste, thin body, and high carbonation make this not very desirable in MHO

I had higher expectations of this brew due to the reviews and my like of other beers like this (Newcastle, Sam Smith's, Troeg's and Redhook)
I really did not like this beer.

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

The beer pours a nice brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a wonderful malty scent that boasts of crystal, roasted, and victory malts. It is sweet with some nutty notes. The taste is good also. It has a smooth, malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes sweet and toastey. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good nut brown. Some people might say it's too sweet, but I like my brown ales this way. This is a good drinker.

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Photo of mcallister
2.49/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear clean brown with ruby highlights throughout. Small off white head with little retention and no lacing.

Deep rich chestnut aromas with a solid malty backbone. The slightest hint of earthy hops. Sweet milk chocolate and toffee as well as a microcopic amount of fig.

Thin, weak, and very one dimensional. Sweet flavors of chestnut, and almond,with a slight toffeed malt and overly watery finish. Nose is what this beer has going for it. Not much else.

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Photo of abcsofbeer
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date found. Pours from the bottle a clear cola, brown color topped by a rocky tan head - one finger high. The head has very good retention. I also noted some rosy edges in the color.

The aroma is hard to place and kind of weak, but, I detected malts and some sweetness. There is also some breadiness in the smell.

The taste is very good with sweet malts and very mild hoppiness. The mouthfeel is mild and light bodied with low carbonation.

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Photo of Stimack
2.73/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thought I would give this brew a try while down in SC for work. The brew poured to a light brown color with a small light tan head that broke down fairly quickly but did leave nice lacing through out. The aroma is of malt that give of a caramel and coffee aromas that seem to be pretty nice. The taste seems to be a little off and I have had a few of them experiencing the same flavors. Can definitely notice the caramel as well as malt but also s somewhat sour taste in the end that just does not cut it for me. I am just finishing the few that we got but don’t think I would get this one again, to many other browns that are a lot better!

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Photo of tgbljb
3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep reedish-brown color with moderate dreamy tannish head. Smell is malty with some over-ripe fruit and a bit too much of a flowery scent for mu liking. Taste is better than the smell with nice malt notes and a rich caramel-toffe taste that improves as the beer warms. Finish allows more of the hope bitterness to prrsent itself and provides a pleasant ending for this beer. Very drinkable. Nice session beer.

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Photo of BrewMaster
3.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy light brown with reddish tints and a thin laced head.

Smell: Toasty alcohol aroma with some sweetness.

Taste: Watery sweet at first followed by a roasty and burnt toast flavors. Some sweet cherry and brown sugar notes as well. Not terribly impressive, but not bad at all.

Mouthfeel: Light on the palate without any residual flavors or texture.

Drinkability & Notes: Honesty, this beer was awfully plain. It was not bad, but not memorable either. It's a middle-of-the-pack kind of beer.

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Photo of Durge
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark rosey-brown brew with a reasonable tannish head and good lacing. It has a nice nutty-malt smell that is somewhat wine-like. I don't note so much nuttiness in the taste here though. It's more of a mild combination of malt and grape in a medium bodied finely carbonated liquid. Alcohol presence is notable but overall this is a drinkable and tastey brown ale. One you should try.

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Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Chestnut brown color with a nice tan head; some lacing

Smell: Bread and chocolate with a whiff of caramel

Taste: Starts with a nutty chocolate malt flavor with a touch of caramel; subtle earthy hop flavors emerge after the swallow that round it out nicely

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated with a medium body

Drinkability: A nice effort from Edenton. Very enjoyable.

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