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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2311) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draught from Rattle. Poured brown, decent head, maltienss and obvious nuttiness predominated.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
22oz bomber shared with my wife, who impressively pointed out "it’s not that complex." Brown color, significant head, pretty straightforward nutty/bitter taste. Not as good as Alesmith’s bottle conditioned beers or even their Nautical Nut Brown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Wonderful ale. Tastes and looks just like a nut brown should. Clear dark brown pour with off white head. Balanced walnut and malt aroma. Gorgeous flavour, malty but not two sweet. Dry pleasing finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (699) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Draft at TJs. pours a deep dark brown, with slight head that leaves a little lacing. nose is brown and chocolate malt with hits of coco & caramel. first sip is nice with pleasant chestnut and walnut flavors. brow malt andwith coffee bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2350) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Deep clear chestnut pour thin soapy beige head decent sticky lacing ... aroma is of roasted, chocolate and caramel malts with a nice nutty aroma as well .... taste of roasted malts, light coffee flavor, caramel malts, chocolate, light sugar with a nice nutty earthyness that flows to a light bitter bite .... finishes with a dry nutty/roasted goodness and some lingering bitterness .... great flavor profile really enjoyed this one

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3038) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Draft @ Downtown Johnny Brown’s. Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Roasted malt aroma with some nuttiness. Sweet toasted malt flavor with chocolate and nuttiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. An excellent brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Draft. Pours brown with an off white head. Nutty sweet aroma, with some lightly roasted malts. The flavor is nutty sweet with a hint of cocoa powder and some light roast. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
On tap. I remember the days of this being in the top 3 brown ales on the site. It still stands strong today. Super dry, mild biscuit, baking soda, bay, a touch of roast. Very much like an English dark mild. Fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 20, 2012
On draft at Bru. Pours a dark brown with little head. Smokey nutty flavor, coffee, malts, not watered down like New Castle. Smokey with a bit of hops, very good summer beer, easy drinker!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1365) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2012
On tap: pour is murky brown with Amber highlights, a terrific fine bubbled khaki head in this glass. Sticky lacing, nice retention. The nose is subdued, but nice. Cocoa, grain, hazelnuts... The flavor profile has nice feeling balance, ofcocoa, nuttiness, roast, with a fairly silky mouthfeel. Nice brown here


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