Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fx20736, Mar 13, 2013.
I love Goose Island Nut Brown Ale!
Because they are not as roasty as a porter and they work well with american citrus hops, porters do not.
I generally like a brown ale for it's beautiful simplicity.
So that you can get to know the style then make your own homebrew version and call it "Back Door Brown"
They have at least one out there-2013 Mission Anniversary Ale brewed by Firestone exclusively for Trader Joe's. 8.5% $2.99/22oz. This would easily be a $7/$8 bottle if it had Firestone's name on it. At this price, I drink it for breakfast and brush my teeth with it. Now I guess I have to go buy a couple of cases...
Just moved to Michigan and having my first Short's Bellaire Brown..friggin delicious.
Fat Squirrel is prob the best brown I have had besides Sam Smith
I like brown ales because they are smooth and can be very tasty. For me i got to say i enjoy a moose drool every now and then.
Has no. 2 opened yet? JK.
Why is this even a question? Jesus.
People drink them because they enjoy the style. Same goes for every beer ever.
Dogfish Head IBA, Bitch Creek ESB and Ellie's Brown.
End of fucking thread.
Drink DFH Palo Santo Marron and you'll get it! It's ridiculous and redonkulous all at the same time! Now go kick yourself in the balls in shame for not knowing!
They are great food beers. Full Sail's Pub Series Brown Ale was great with spicy Indian food.
All respect man, Palo Santo is not a brown ale any more than 120 Minute is an IPA. Drink it anyway of course, I'm just sayin.
This guy. I like this guy.
It's brown when I pour it in my glass... it's a Brown Ale!
A recent new one for me was Shorts Good Humans, which reminded me to drink good brown ales more often.
update: I went to Beers of the World and bought several Brown Ales to taste and review. I grabbed single bottles and this is what was available.
Dundee Nut Brown
Shipyard Brewer's Brown
Captain Lawrence Brownbird
Ithaca Nut Brown
I've reviewed the Brooklyn so far.
Good on you man, most just give in, and write styles off if not immediately pleasing!
okay, so I have drank and reviewed 5 Brown Ales in the past 24 hours. Here are my scores for all the Brown Ales I have reviewed on BA. I do think I have come to realize that Brown Ales have a place in my beer drinking regimen but that place is in cooler months only. This has been a nice experiment and I am glad I started this thread.
Beer Name Brewery Rating
Nut Brown Ale Goose Island Beer Co. 4.39
Nut Brown Ale Ithaca Beer Co 4.16
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) 4.11
Shipyard Brewer's Brown Ale Shipyard Brewing Co. 4.08
Brown Bird Brown Ale Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. 4.04
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 4.03
Nut Brown Ale Genesee Brewing Co. / Dundee Brewing Co. 4
Brooklyn Brown Ale Brooklyn Brewery 3.94
Labatt Brewers Collection Brown Ale Labatt Brewing Company Ltd. 3.43
Newcastle Brown Ale The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited 2.73
Nice! I have heard it said the palate needs 17 tries of something before we can really write off the taste as not one we like.
My only comment is how sad it is that Newcastle nowadays does totally suck. Back in the day it was so much a better beer, it isn't even a shell of its former self now, it's an imposter.
I think he might be saying that some people are obtuse.....and some are not.
Or maybe....he IS saying what you said.
Now I'm thirsty. Where's my sixer of this? http://www.tyranena.com/DistributorInfo/TyranenaRockysRevenge.pdf
Drink them because they taste good and are enjoyable, simple as that. Had a Maduro Brown last night and it was very good.
The whole crux of this argument is that taste is subjective. Some people, by the looks of it, quite a lot of people, prefer the 'simplicity' of a Brown. Sometimes that's what makes a beer more appealing and enjoyable. Extremely malted beers can be off-putting, just like extremely hopped. At the end of the day you like what you like, I'm just glad you're not running a brewery
More sessionable? Id rather drink a scotch ale any day over a brown ale though. IMO scotch ales are just amped up versions of brown ales
Do you even like brown ales tho? Wink wink. Cheers man.
We live in a world of Beer, why limit yoursel?
I'm super jealous that you love near by SHORT'S. One of my favorite breweries.
Alesmith English Nut Brown is fantastic.
More porters than Brown ales are on the market. If you find a great brown ale brewed commercially though let me know. I do an imperial brown with coffee that will beat any porter anyday.
I've yet to find a Porter that I liked and Scotch Ales don't seem to be my favorite style but I really enjoy Brokklyn Brown. Taste is subjective and if you don't like them, stick with what you do like.
And now, on to Milds.
just had a Goose Island Nut Brown after a Chili dinner. it seemed to balance the spiciness very well and was a very nice experience. Maybe Brown Ales will be my winter time after dinner beer? The Goose Island Nut Brown stands head and shoulders above the 10 Brown Ales I have tasted, even above the Sam Smith's and I probably will stop buying other examples of this style and just stick with this one.
at first you confused me because you typed your response inside the quote brackets.
the idea of drinking a Scotch Ale in July is pretty repulsive. the idea of drinking a Pilsener is January is so unappealing. There are only 3 styles I would drink year round, regardless of season; English Pale Ale, IPA and Vienna Lager.
My bad -
I just can't get on board with that idea- and maybe you've been drinking the wrong Pilsners if you only associate them with hot weather. They really can be great beers all on their lonesome, showcasing superior malt and hops- and, honestly, it's not that far of a gap between a Vienna and a great Czech Pils. If you can find it give Zatec a shot, I'm starting to see them all over the place these days- it's got a rich, almost toasty malt quality.
I've never had a brown ale that I even remotely liked.
I happen to love Brown Ales...My two favorite are Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale and Bell's Best Brown Ale!!!