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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (559) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Black, but not perfectly opaque. Thick head that dissipates quickly. Smoke and but aroma. Very rich flavor. Very dry. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: intense coffee, roasted malts, bread and light caramel malts. Appearance: clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense malts, getting slightly bitter, relatively short finish. Overall: nice Brown Ale, great aroma, could be a bit more complex in palate. Pint at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (494) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is nutty, with more roasty and chocolate flavors than most nut browns. A little light up front but good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, sweet, rich malty smell and taste, nutty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kolbu (33) - - SEP 26, 2014
Like butter! Softcoffee smell and butterscotch. Deep brown colour. Black flavours tar-ish. Give it a go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Yet another style that Alesmith is at or near the top for. Nice roasted malt, cocoa nutty caramel aroma. Light, smooth body. Flavor much the same. Semi-sweet with restrained hops. Great beer for a brown ale."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (680) - HUNGARY - SEP 21, 2014
Tried from the bottle. Deep ruby/ brown body, nice light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, toast, cocoa and some dark fruits. Taste of caramel, biscuit, cocoa, dark fruits with a hint of roast and just a touch of floral hops. Sweet beer with medium body and silky texture. Easy to drink. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4167) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle , no sign of bottelingdate whatsoever . Pours dark , deep brown, small head trough effort in pouring, but fades almost instantly . Smell is bitter, earthy , chocolate . Bit of grainy sweetness . Taste is coffee , bit bitter( coffeebitterness ) . Gentle , straight taste . Touch to high in carbo , and I prefer thicker mouthfeel . Much taste for a 5 % beer though . Got some stout character to it as well . I like it .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (346) - FRANCE - SEP 14, 2014
Pours deep dark amber with thick tan head. Nose is aromas are roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits, and molasse. Very discreet hint of nuts. Light finish, balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Smooth beer, really pleasant to drink. Lacks expected nutty aromas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (475) - HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2014
Sötét gesztenyebarna, mély mahagóni színe már önmagában kellemes jelenséggé teszi, anélkül, hogy fölé hajolnánk, és megillatoznánk édes és természetesen nyers, malátától vezetett, kakaófelhős aromáit. Közepes szénsavtartalom és testesség keretei között szétáradó csokoládé zamata, kakaós ostya, mogyoró képe kerekedik ki, majd adja át helyét egy pirított kenyérhéjas, lágyan kesernyés lecsengésnek. Minden bizonnyal az egyébként a szívemhez talán valamelyest kevésbé közel álló műfaj egyik kiemelkedő példája. 

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