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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4436) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (2775) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2010
Tap at Alesmith. Very porter like. Lovely light brown colour. Very nutty with chocolate highlights. Roasty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours an amber bruin body with a tan off white head and poor retention. Nutty, chewy just a bit roast y. Caramel light roasted hints of wood and peat. A soft nutty coco body with a lightly bittering finish. Okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 21, 2010
On tap @ Alesmith. Clearish brown with a small head. Aroma of biscuits, nuts, caramel and mellow herbal hops. Flavor is malty and smooth with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Smooth mouth feel, very drinkable. All around a great brown.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (603) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
On tap at Neighborhood. Pours a dark brown with nice tan head. Smells nutty with lots of earth. Tastes of roasted malts, some chocolate, nuts, some caramel. Very smooth, easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2010
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ Alesmith. The aroma had toffee, some caramel, roast, hint of chocolate. Clear, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is crisp bitter, slightly roasted with some toffee & caramel sweetness. Some hoppiness. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
On cask at Lazy boy. Pours very dark reddish brown with tan head. Looks pretty good for cask. Aromas of sweet toffee and caramel, light coffee, roasted and chocolate malts, and good amount of nuttyness. Flavors of sweet chocolate and caramel, some coffee, toffee, bit of dark fruit, and dark malts. Has a nice balance of sweetness and coffee bitterness. Very flavorful brown ale. Wish I could try it on regular draft and not cask.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Getbetter (793) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Off a Tap at Main tap tavern,Chocolate malt,Dark red in color,lite sweet and malty.A very good brown

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8850) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Rich brown pour, very light beige head. Nuts, caramel, toffee, pumpernickel bread aroma. Flavor is so rich and full. Creamy, roasty and delicious as hell. Great beer.


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