Elmwood Nut Brown Ale | Elmwood Brewing Company

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Elmwood Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.73%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by marc77 on 10-03-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.03/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is an odorless, headless, dim, dark, cherrywood colored beer. It tastes pretty fruity with a big nut taste and a ginger-perfumed high-pitched sweetness. Combine this witha pretty sugary finish and alot of good intentions just sort of trainwreck on the palate. A thin mouthfeel with carbonation that errupts in the mouth doesn't help matters. This is an interesting beer but I know what nut brown can be, and I find its quite hard to accept the medicore beers in this style for some reason.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
2.44/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- With a slow proper pour this beer filled the glass with 90% foam. Very strong carbonation "pssst” when opened. Head is a big cream light brown that lasts for a bit. Body is dark brown but pretty clear when held up to a bright light. Lots of carbonation

S- Nice malty aroma with a more light roast smell. A faint hint of hops that accents the malt, and just a hint of dried fruit yeastiness.

T- Tartness like that of strong roasted grain followed by an almost citrus taste. finishes with an astringency aswell.

M- This has a very fizzy mouthfeel followed by an astringent bite. light watery body is hidden in there somewhere.

D- I have not read any other reviews but I hope this beer has an infection or there was a mishap that occurred from the brewer to my glass. The carbonation is through the roof, the taste is way to tart with no maltyness left and the mouthfeel tingles the tongue. I have to rate this beer as is but I will try the rest of the 6-pack and update my review later.

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Photo of AaronRed
2.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As soon as I poured, I knew that this what not going to be my favorite mug of beer. Attempting to be as unbaised as possible, I drank this beer. No redeeming appearance at all- flat looking, no head, just brown liquid, that if you look hard enough you can see some carbonation. A sweet smell, reminiscent of brown sugar, but too processed. Taste, was surpsingly OK, sort of a sweet malty, biscuit like flavor. One dimensional, but fine. This beer is here nor there in terms of texture- somewhat flat, but enought decent ingedients were used, that you can tell that the brewers tried to make this into a good beer. It just didn't work for me

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Photo of marc77
2.58/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ruddy bister hue with a slight murk. Head settles into a lean, soapy layer. No lace. Singed caramel and woody hops dominate the aroma. As the beer breathes, mild diacetyl and trace phenolics arise. Upfront in flavor is assertive hop bitterness, which fades into a combination of unsweetened chocolate and roasted grain astringency. Mid palate, sweetness of a dilute burnt toffee and biscuit nature arises, lending an overt, over cooked grain theme. Slightly husky and astringent. Well attenuated, dry and parching, but just dextrinous enough to keep this from falling apart. Clean in esters, save a trace apple skin undertone. Finishes watery and bland, with only quickly fading hints of earthy hops and caramel. An odd, underwhelming brown. Somewhat intermediate between a mild ale and overhopped brown in character. Entirely skippable.

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Photo of hero27
2.25/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle.

Clear reddish brown..modest light tan head. Aroma is fruit, diacteyl and artificial toffee malts.. Metallic taste is a mix of fruits and caramel (who thought that was a good idea?). Both beers I've had from this brewery have been fairly substantial disappointments..not sure I'd give them too many more chances..

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Elmwood Nut Brown Ale from Elmwood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.62 out of 5 with 5 ratings