Buster Nut Brown Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.15%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: Victory & Munich
Hops: Northern Brewer, Cascade, & Willamette

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,457
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
269
pDev:
12.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
29
Trade:
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a semi-burnt dark orange almost brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some light lace.
The aroma had some sweet to roasty nuts, somewhat like pecans and then a gentle roasted coffee bean backdrop. Slight earthy hops.
The flavor leaned into the sweetness initially and then developed a little bit of roast from the coffee bean. Earthiness seemed barely there. Aftertaste of nuts, somewhat sweet and roasty.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good, somewhat low, but I didn't mind. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nicely done English brown ale that I would have again if I could get it.

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Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Light brown color; light easily passes through.

Nice offwhite head; decent lacing.

Nuts & coffee in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Not a ton of flavor here, hints of coffee & nuts but mostly on the watery side. Smells better than it tastes.

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Photo of bnes09
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColoradoRich
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Determined_021
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of telescifly
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of 10Crumra
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akolb
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma: Sweet malt, bread, toffee
Taste: Roasty, a little chocolate, bread, malty, toast. Roasted bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and light-bodied
Appearance: Dark brown, huge head
A very good brown ale. Nutty, bready, roasty, not too sweet.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
4.07/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle

Pours a nice brown color, nice carbonation, with a nice fizzy/small off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, nice roastyness note. The taste is malty, very nice roasty note. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of beerman123
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of s3igell
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twenteone
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wulfie85
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevChiTown
3.27/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Honestly, it's a sub-par brown. Great company, just not such a good beer

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Photo of Pookiewompwomp
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Joshmistake
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johlac66
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 269 ratings