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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LetsGoState (578) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Appearance is small brown head with a deep brown color. Aroma is toasted chocolate malt . Taste is similar toasted malt, but with some coffee mixed in. Overall an enjoyable one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jethrodium (364) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
On draft. Pours a reddish brown with a small light tan head that has good retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is a good almond nuttiness, some caramel, light brown sugar, some light peanut, and some light coffee. The initial taste is sweet with caramel, some brown sugar, then a strong almond nuttiness. The finish has a light coffee bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours hazy brown with a moderate, fine tan head. The head fades slowly and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose is nutty, with roasty notes, caramel, pine and earth. The flavour is medium malty sweet and nutty with caramel, toasted malts and lots of resiny hops. The finish is medium in length and balanced, with herbal hops. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice English style brown ale. it has a nice mix of nutty malts and a generous hop bouquet. 2011-06-05

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2011
tap at brewpub-6/17/11-probably the best brown ale i have ever had! pours dark brown with a small soapy eggshel head nose is grainy carmel malt lite nuttiness. flavors of toasted chocolate grains long grainy finish decent and very good for a brown ale. more flavors here than most browns making this the best one i have had of a style i generally dont like at all. Nice work Alesmith!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2011
Sampled at brewery. Dark brown pour, strong nutty aroma with hints of some sweet spice or something. Nutty and sweet, caramel and toasty. Some odd sweetness that wasn’t enjoyable. Well crafted, but not a favorite example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Growler shared by Doug, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, nuts and fruity
Taste: Toasted malts, nuts and chocolate
Nice and easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Growler thanks a ton to Joe! Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium grey head. A sweet nose of toasted malts, nutty and some chocolates. The flavor is a nice NBA; sweet fruity malts, light chocolate, milky, toast, earthy. Very smooth. A nice brew. Certainly shows the versatility of AleSmith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (539) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
One of my favorites. Served on tap it has a wonderful aroma of nuts, vanilla and caramel. The taste is very smooth with caramel again and a blend of other candies that lead to a great long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and amesium creamy off white head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and toffee. Flavor of toffee, nuts, tobacco and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2011
From the tap poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Nice light toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.

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