Buster Nut Brown Ale | Ska Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
79
okay
269 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Buster Nut Brown AleBuster Nut Brown Ale
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
Ratings:
269
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
12.75%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear super dark crimson-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, roasted nut, and slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with char and roasted nut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice aroma, but the flavors are a bit bland and watery in my opinion.

 568 characters

Photo of Lost_Medic
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of NateMac13
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of NDNGerald
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of barryjg
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of timlyon
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of sniklac
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of BlazedNug
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Sampling right now on 3/28/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute fgass.

Pours a dark reddish-brown in color with a very thin off-white head. Spotty lacing is seen with each sip that clings to the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts for the most part. The taste is the same with the malts up front with a slight nutty (hazelnut & almond) finish. Very slight dry finish as well. Overall, it was OK.

 450 characters

Photo of afsdan
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of SamN
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Huge, creamy over-sized head erupts from my stein with the pour, loose crown of bubbles on a thick, two-finger base of tiny bubbled foam. Disappearing it leaves a lovely love down the glass. The color is a deep, beautfiul dark amber brown hue. Incredibly rich looks, superb. In the glass, the nose first gives off a strong grassy aroma, then underneath you find a softly sweet nutty brown base, hints of (good) dustiness and Swirling interesting aromas fill the glass, keep me on my toes. Quite unique and enjoyable. Taste is equally excitingly tasty; sweet malty tastes,crisp perfectly-bittered hop traits, creaminess and a slightly nutty finish. Very good, really scratches my brown ale itch. Buster has a slighty bigger than medium feel, covers the palette nicely and delivers it's great flavors all over my mouth.

Wow, blown away by this beer! Ska really hit this one out of the park on all counts; looks, tastes, style-wise. Very tasty brew here.

 952 characters

Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of rrski198
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Le_HopHead
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of plinythederek
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mrose78
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of dhbiker0889
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of unshodjogger
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of vermilcj
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Buster Nut Brown Ale from Ska Brewing Co.
3.45 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.