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AleSmith All-English Nut Brown (draft only)
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Special draft-only version of Nut Brown fermented with English ale yeast.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft. Hey its brown.....imagine that. Too much nutty bitters for me. I go for one or the other but not together. Too complex for my simple palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
I love their brown ale and to make it with the english yeast was a nice surprise. A little sweeter and not as nutty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Taster on tap at AleSmith: Cloudy brown color with a medium light tan head. Aroma is toasty and nutty with hints of fruit. Flavor starts malty and nutty (the nuttiness is sharper like walnut) followed by light caramel sweetness, some fruit and a dry, lightly bitter finish. The palate is medium and smooth with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. The head fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has toasty malts, with anise, lots of flowers and caramel. The flavour is reminiscent of an English mild, with a smooth, moderate malty sweetness, anise, raisins and a toasty character. The finish is long and somewhat malty sweet. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice nutty brown ale that is quite reminiscent of a traditional English mild. The English yeast has given it a nice anise quality and makes this one more interesting than its Nautical Nut Brown cousin. 2011-06-05

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Served on tap at the brewery after a round of golf. The appearance is a slightly hazy brown with a small off white head. The aromas are pretty fruity and less roasty then the original. The flavors follow suite. Fruity esters, almost some banana, bready, and still has that hard nut flavors. The mouth is pretty creamy. A nice one off.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Sampled at the BA Spoedway release. This version had a touch more fruit forward, but was drier on the palate. A bit more toasted nuts as well. I could drink a lot of this beer. Another winner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Draft @ Alesmith during the recent BA Speedway release - This beer is similar to the Nautical Brown. However, it has a touch more esters, a little more bitter and drier. Overall, itís good, but I like the Nautical Brown better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Sample. Rating #5. Nice little change to the nut brown. Seemed a bit drier than the regular version and itís still quite good as the regular of course. (1767)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4222) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Draft at the BA Speedway release. Cloudy brown pour, with a medium sized sticky light tan head. Nuts, bread, lightly toasty, lightly fruity, chestnut, and a bit of earthy hops. A really nice brown ale, Nautical is already one of my favorite browns, even though I am not a big fan of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
On tap at the BA Speedway release. A very good beer! Pours with a deep brown body with a lasting tan head (good lace). Aromas are bready, toasty, grainy (lovely malt presence), brown sugar, fruity and estery (classic british yeast notes). Very nicely blended, rich, but not heavy, enjoyable. Flavors are deep, nutty, malty, brown sugar, toasty, bready, light caramel, estery and fruit. I could drink this all day. Very smooth, creamy, medium bubbles with a toasty finish. Very well done. I drank the 12oz sample with ease and enjoyment!


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