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RATINGS: 711   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
AleSmith Nut Brown is a tribute to one of our favorite British styles. Deep mahogany in color, its rich, malt-forward flavor profile balances notes of biscuit, mild cocoa and earthy hops. A creamy mouthfeel and full body enhances its drinkability, making Nut Brown an extremely sessionable ale that embodies our commitment to quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5300) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a deep brown, ruby-hued body, crowned with a medium khaki-colored head retention of some longevity. Nose is nutty malt tones, grains, almond-like sweetness, hints of toffee and soft, mild coffee. Taste is nutty, biscuit-like dry malt tones with hints of filter coffee, toffee, straw and grains. Complex, yet drinkable. Full to medium body, medium carbonation and a semi-dry finish with some subdued hop notes. Pretty enjoyable, but I suspect brown ale will never be my favorite style, generally speaking. Iíd really like to taste the Mild version of this, as it was originally brewed to be! :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7594) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours very dark hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted nutty malts, wood , must and chocolate. Taste is light sweet, thick and delicious malts, some good hops toward the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
A: Toasty A: Dark brown, almost porter-like T: Rich, nutty, bready, a tad sweet, very toasty P: Thick and full bodied O: One of my favorite brown ales!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Really tasty beer. Very rich. Almost an Imperial english ale. Big toastiness. Grains come through nicely. Yeasty aroma. Caramel and mild hops. Slightly sweet with very little bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (4635) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Brown golden color, good foam. Aromas f malt, ok fruitiness, some dried fruits- light hoppy note Medium body & complexity. Immediate sweetness, some bitterness, ok balance Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7155) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
Medium beige head. Clear deep dark reddish brown body with carbonation. Earthy spicy nutty aroma with banana-like fruit notes. Dry earthy nutty banana-like taste with faint background acidity. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry vinegary nutty earthy aftertaste with wild berry sooty notes. L.ingering finish of rye crisp bread. Itís not bad, but itís not right, either. Somethingís gone wrong with this bottle. (0.65l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo. Label looked like the one in the photo, including the "English style" bit, but ABV was given as 5%.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2013
22 oz. From Chuckís. I guess Iím just not a fan of nuts in my beer. Unless itís peanuts. I love peanuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle from Binnyís in Bloomington. Iím fairly certain this is the same beer as the English Brown Ale, so whatever. Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Huge head, actualy. Nose is nutty, cocoa, light herbal hops and a fruity note. On tasting, drying roast, nutty and cocoa forward. Moderate bitterness overall and a clean finish. Pretty fantastic brown, though overall not my first choice of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9236) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pour on tap, dark murky brown pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa powder, hints of caramel, toffee, slight hints of grain, nice nutty notes, slight fruity notes as well with an earthy and spicy note. Taste is a nice mix of toffee, dark fruits, nice caramel, brown sugar, nutty notes go into some spice, slight cocoa powder, finishing slightly sweet. Nicely crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frisbeerabbi (9) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013 does not count
Tastes like the nuts are in there for fans of nuts. Good flavor all the way through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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