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AleSmith All-English Nut Brown (draft only)
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Special draft-only version of Nut Brown fermented with English ale yeast.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Draught. Poured dark brown with a thick near white head. Roasty aroma with a lekker chocolate note. Full bodied with much roast malt notes. Some toast in the finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (968) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 Pours a mahogany color with aroma of roasted nuts. Taste is smooth with a mild coffee taste along with a sweet caramel flavor. A flavorful brown ale with some complex notes. Overall a good brown ale typical of the style. A good choice for #500.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Brown in color with a nice finger of khaki head. Strong toasted malt aroma, a nice nuttiness, and a surprising amount of roasted malt. A fair amount of of cocoa, good toffee sweetness, and light scents of burnt nuts. The flavor is a bit more bitter than expected, but still has some toffee and toasted malt sweetness. Lots of roasted malt, almost burnt nuts, and a touch of earthy hops. Heavy on the bitter chocolate at the finish.

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 (1131) - 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 (9044) - 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, it’s good, but I like the Nautical Brown better.


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