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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1782) - 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 (4392) - 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 (5898) - 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 (4470) - Milton, Delaware, 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 (2979) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2011
On tap at Alesmith. Pours clear dark amber with a thin tan head. The nose is caramel, roasted nuts and light coffee. The taste is ashy cocoa, dark caramel, roasted nuts and a mellow coffee finish. Medium bodied. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10035) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Draft at the brewery (for a buck!). Dark brown, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate and Starbucks. Taste of smooth coffee grounds, cocoa, peanuts. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2011
This smells like figs! The flavor is very normal brown ale at first. Some heaviness and roast comes out at the end. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3216) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Cask @ Rattle ’n’ Hum. Brown pour with a scant lacing of tan head. Some light fruit and roasted malt tones. Flavor some sweet fruit, nut and caramel malt tones. Light finish.

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