Kelso Nut Brown Lager | Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn

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Kelso Nut Brown LagerKelso Nut Brown Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
New York, United States
kelsoofbrooklyn.com

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by plaid75 on 10-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Photo of EMH73
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour a medium brown with a one inch off-white head that left some lacing. Smells and tastes of roasted malts, a mild nuttiness, caramel and a hint of cocoa powder that gives it a bitter finish. Light bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and refreshing.

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

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of John_O
4.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlvinLin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kelso Beer Co. "Nut Brown Lager"
12 fl. oz. can
$2 @ Giant, Havertown, PA

Interesting beer. First off it's a lager and not an ale. Secondly, it's really more of a dark copper than a nut brown in color, although I'll concede they're close. It's lightly chocolatey/cocoaish with a bit of caramel sweetness (I initially thought of a Tootsie Roll) and nuttiness, but also slightly roasty like mild black coffee. Some floral and spicy hops appear towards the finish, and it finishes mostly dry with just some residual nuttiness and cocoa. Really nicely balanced with some malt and sweetness to it, but not at all "sweet". This could be an entry-level beer for someone who hasn't really tried dark beers yet, but it's also got enough character to keep even the most jaded connoisseur happy. Nicely done!

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Photo of Capucho
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Even tho Brooklyn is my 2nd home, my first time tasting this brewer.

a - Pours a deep brown body with 1 inch of white head and moderate carbonation.

s -Aromas amply of fruity, caramel, roasted and toasted malts.

t - Fruit and malts all the way.

m - Good feel, and medium body with low carbonation, smooth and easy to drink.

o - Fruity, full brown, rounded ale.

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Photo of sachie23
3.13/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours to a 1 inch head that recedes to a thin film and laces moderately. Clean light brown. Aroma is malty and nutty with a hint of toasted pecans and chocolate. Flavor is clean and crisp but on the sweet side with roasted nuts, brown sugar and pale malts. Low bitterness and not much in the way of distinct hops. A tasty brown ale/lager.

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Photo of Kendo
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a v-shaped modified pilsner-type glass. Body is clear chestnut brown with a half-finger off-white head. Good amount of sheeting of lace. Good presentation.

S: Nice nose - toasted malt, some caramel malt and a touch of nuttiness. Hint of vanilla as well.

T: Pretty much follows the nose, with some roasted chestnuts, caramel malt sweetness and toasted bread. Vanilla noted as it warms. Touch of dark fruits as well.

M: Relatively light in heft. Carbonation is on the lighter side.

O: This is good stuff. An easy, yet flavorful, drinker that's perfect for a modestly cool Fall night. It's almost like a Brown Ale, but a little "cleaner" in flavor and thus an easier quaffer. I suspect this would pair well with spicier fare, like the turkey chili I'll be having later tonight.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy, light brown, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is malty--toasted malts, light chocolate, and faint nut on the finish. Wish this had more of a nut taste but it is very clean and drinkable. Solid lager, but I prefer others in the style.

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Photo of h4ger
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mJJJJJJJ
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Gajo74
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really solid easy drinking dark lager. Roasted malt aroma and taste, mostly sweet. Also, nutty taste and even a hint of dark fruit. Hops are very light. Smooth and relatively light . I really enjoyed it.

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Kelso Nut Brown Lager from Greenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn
3.81 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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