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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Bomber from Letspour. Pours a clear dark brownish red color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of brown malts, faint nuts, herbal hops and a mild soapy note. The taste is raisin, caramel, nuts, herbal notes. Medium bodied. A little disappointing.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (481) - - OCT 20, 2014
Nuts in aroma and some sweetness, taste also has them nuts. Palate could be softer, a bit fizzy feel from the hops bitterness/ carbonation. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1174) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brow color, tanned head. Nice sweet aroma, nuts, some fruity notes. Nice taste, nuts, malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (555) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1354) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (453) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep brown, sweet, rich malty smell and taste, nutty.

3.4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - 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."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (607) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3454) - 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 .


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