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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 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

ABV: 5.0%. Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty coffee, light nutty, leather notes. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, middel flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter, finish flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, coffee, dry, sweet nutty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120818]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
22 fl oz bottle at Ølbaren. Pours cloudy brown with a light orange glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty. Bitter and toasted malty. Caramelish. Breadish and dark malty finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/6/2008 Total Score: 3.8
From tap at the brewery. Pours clear and golden amber with a liht tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and slight malty. Light citric and malty flavour yet with a nice fruity note. Smooth and fresh into the finish. Fruity lingering finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
Bottled. A brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and nuts. The flavor is seet with notes of malt, caramrlc, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.
Earlier Rating: 7/1/2009 Total Score: 3.5
Draft at the brewpub. A deep red bee with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, caramel and a touch of hops, while the flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
On tap. Dark brown with a creamy beige head leaving laces. Medium body, sweetish roasted malts, nuts and brown sugar. Very subdued bitterness. 080709

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle at Ølbaren. Hazy orange-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and bread with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18559) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a brown color with an off-white head. Has a roasted malty nutty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty caramel nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet fruity nuts .. soft toffee nose ... soft nutty sweet fruits ... ligth yeast ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, 22 oz, at TFODRBSG-12. A clear, brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. Nutty, caramel, toffeeish aroma with some roasted hints. Nice bitterness in the flavor, with toffee, nuts, caramel and a little touch of raisins. Full-bodied, pleasantly carbonated and quite dry. Lasting finish with nuts, toffee and a nice resiny bitterness. Certainly a brown ale I could drink a lot of. 120818

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14669) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, nuts, notes of fruits and hops.

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