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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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Very enjoyable mild brown. Tastes very roasted, a little chocolate, clean easy finish that was almost crisp (which is unusual for browns). Flavorful yet very easy drinking. I generally think english style beer is flat and boring, this was better than most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Poured from bottle hazy brown color with white head. Aroma of fruity with some banana, bready, nut flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Very nice malty and nutty flavor. Prominent but not too overbearing. on tap at alesmith brewery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1473) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Thanks Secret Santa! Tasted from bomber bottle into tulip. It poured a clear, dark reddish brown color with moderate off-white head and a little lace. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, bread, toast, roasted barley, mildly fruity ale yeast esters. Flavor was good but not very malty and not very nutty; more tart, dry, dusty, with hints of cocoa powder and cola. Nuts finally made an appearance in the palate, in that too-long tea bag tannin-y way, like nut skins and shells. Light-medium body, average carbonation. Somewhat complex toasty aftertaste reminiscent of a fine German dunkelweizen or even kvass. A good beer, no doubt, but not particularly memorable. The marketing presentation seemed a little overblown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1143) - Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Smells like chocolate. Very dark brown. Thanks Seymour. No real nut taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8912) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Draft. Pours dark brown with light brown head. Nose and taste of nuts, malt and light cocoa. Medium body. Dryish nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle. Brown beer with ruby highlights and a tan head. Cocoa and malt aroma. Cocoa and nutty flavor. Medium bodied. Cocoa andmalt lingers with light vanilla and light nuttiness.
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2009 Total Score: 3.1
Draft. Brown beer with a nice light tan head. Malty and light nutty aroma. Malty flavor with light cocoa and light hops. Medium bodied. Malt and light darker malts linger. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1404) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thick, chunky head of tan foam. Aroma is smooth layers of lightly roasted malt with slight chocolate, and nuts. Taste is even and smooth roasted malt, toasted nuts, chocolate, and perhaps a smidge of hops bitterness into the finish. Creamy, even mouthfeel. Absolutely excellent brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Tap. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is really nutty, with some coffee notes, toasted malt, darker bread and dark fruits. Flavor follows the nose, with a decent amount of coffee and nuts, the dark fruits, toasted malt, dark fruits and darker bread. The body is medium with a silky mouth feel. Overall a solid Brown Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2355) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draught from Rattle. Poured brown, decent head, maltienss and obvious nuttiness predominated.

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