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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjgill (1) - San Diego, USA - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
very smooth, fairly low carbonation, nice nutty flavor, a home town brewery!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose has some nuts and bread in there, making it light and pleasant. Taste is a little toasty and has a bit of a bite on the back end. It actually tastes rather clean and refreshing. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (920) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and 3 finger ivory head. Aroma: Chocolate, nutty, grassy, caramel, bread crust, biscuit and caramel, earthy, mineral. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average/prickly carbonation, dry abrupt creamy chocolate, caramel malty finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Strong nutty aroma open opening the bottle. This is a full-bodied beer that full of long-lasting flavor. The beer has a strong creamy chocolate flavor, laced with a little bit of cherry and nuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Clear dark cola brown with a thin bubbly head of a light beige hue. Nose is sweet and earthy with loads of toasted nuttiness, like pecan and almond with just a wee hint of cocoa. Flavor is earthy with a wee touch of molasses, especially on the finish, but also with a dark earthy sweetness of nuttiness and light cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (939) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Caramel, toast and toffee aroma. Pours a clear chestnut with red gleaning throughout. Head is taupe and lingers. Beautiful appearance. Taste of rich malt and slight bitterness. Caramel and toast accents.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1199) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours a deep clear brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is smoked toasted chocolate. Taste is sweet throughout with a crisp nutty dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smoothsippin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Spicy on the nose. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice bite on the swallow with a pleasantly bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pour is ruby brown with a beige head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavor both remind me of cracker jack - caramel, nuts, roast, brown sugar. Darker fruits come out near the finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (154) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a very dark but translucent reddish deep brown. Smells of nuts, coffee, a bit of malty fruit. Flavour is on the thin side - could be much stronger - watery and a little bit sour. Body is also thin but with small lively carbonation. Not bad and very drinkable but would be much better with more to the taste.

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