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Nut Brown Ale has been through several incarnations since its inception. Co-founders Ted and Skip first brewed the beer as a mild ale (lower-strength brown ale) to represent Q.U.A.F.F. (a local homebrew club) at the Southern California Homebrewers’ Festival in 1995. The beer was popular and well-liked so we adjusted the recipe to increase its body and strength. It was initially released as a seasonal brew named Brownie in the early spring of 1997. A year later, after several requests to brew it again, we made further recipe refinements, designed a new label, and renamed the beer Nut Brown Ale. It continues to gain popularity and win awards. Appearance: Deep brown but still translucent with a rich, chestnut to ruby hue. Its brilliant clarity and fine white foam make it almost as appealing to view as to drink. Flavor: Rich malty flavor balanced by a slight dryness provided by chocolate malt. The hops are subdued but present enough to keep the beer from being too sweet. Aroma: Clean, fresh malt aroma heightened by the nutty scent of the chocolate malt and fruit aromas from the hops and fermentation. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Smooth and lush yet dry.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kolbu (33) - - SEP 26, 2014
Like butter! Softcoffee smell and butterscotch. Deep brown colour. Black flavours tar-ish. Give it a go.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Yet another style that Alesmith is at or near the top for. Nice roasted malt, cocoa nutty caramel aroma. Light, smooth body. Flavor much the same. Semi-sweet with restrained hops. Great beer for a brown ale."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (628) - HUNGARY - SEP 21, 2014
Tried from the bottle. Deep ruby/ brown body, nice light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, toast, cocoa and some dark fruits. Taste of caramel, biscuit, cocoa, dark fruits with a hint of roast and just a touch of floral hops. Sweet beer with medium body and silky texture. Easy to drink. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3556) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle , no sign of bottelingdate whatsoever . Pours dark , deep brown, small head trough effort in pouring, but fades almost instantly . Smell is bitter, earthy , chocolate . Bit of grainy sweetness . Taste is coffee , bit bitter( coffeebitterness ) . Gentle , straight taste . Touch to high in carbo , and I prefer thicker mouthfeel . Much taste for a 5 % beer though . Got some stout character to it as well . I like it .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (333) - FRANCE - SEP 14, 2014
Pours deep dark amber with thick tan head. Nose is aromas are roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits, and molasse. Very discreet hint of nuts. Light finish, balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Smooth beer, really pleasant to drink. Lacks expected nutty aromas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (432) - HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2014
Sötét gesztenyebarna, mély mahagóni színe már önmagában kellemes jelenséggé teszi, anélkül, hogy fölé hajolnánk, és megillatoznánk édes és természetesen nyers, malátától vezetett, kakaófelhős aromáit. Közepes szénsavtartalom és testesség keretei között szétáradó csokoládé zamata, kakaós ostya, mogyoró képe kerekedik ki, majd adja át helyét egy pirított kenyérhéjas, lágyan kesernyés lecsengésnek. Minden bizonnyal az egyébként a szívemhez talán valamelyest kevésbé közel álló műfaj egyik kiemelkedő példája. 

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3231) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Finally rating this. Nitro draft at the brewery. Dark brown color with amber highlights and a tan head of tight bubbles. Rich chocolaty aroma. Nice roasted malt and coffee in the flavor. Tasty classic.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niller (735) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Shared with Desverger. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malty taste. Nuts, hint of caramel, chocotale. Smooth texture. Lively carbonation. Nice long malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (2272) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle from Voldby Křbmandsgaard - dark brown in colour with a beige coloured head. Aroma and taste is toasty malty, caramel, nutty, light chocolate nuances. Not bad but not quite up to the best English standards of the style, but still acceptable nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Serving: 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown pour with a large, frothy, light tan head. Nutty nose with a bit of roasted malt and light cocoa. Slightly sweet with a nice combination of malt and nuts. Surprisingly thin on the palate, but very drinkable. Solid brown ale all the way around.


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