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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (164) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (210) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Deep brown color with a nutty aroma and a bit of bitter English style hops. Bit watery palate with quite a bit or carbonation. Flavor is subtle - nuttiness, bitter hop, malty backbone. Not sure it lives up to standards set by Rogue’s Hazelnut Brown which is similar but bigger in almost every sense.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1632) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
A quality brown ale. Pours a deep chestnut brown with mocha head and great lacing. Aromas of roasted walnuts and some bitter chocolate. Flavors are roasty but smooth. Nuts and chocolate. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3130) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 7, 2014
Dla mnie jest to dobre piwo ale sadzilem ze bedzie o wiele lepsze. Mala piana rubinowy kolor, lakierowana butelka. Brown Ale w stylu Angielskim, prawda ale angielskie sporo lepsze i smaczniejsze. Zbyt ostra i gryzaca nuta odczuwalna na jezyku. Troche za slodkie dla mnie

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
A reddish brown ale with a thick frothy brown head. In aroma, sweet nutty malt with caramel malt, coffee notes, and resinous hops. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light nutty and coffee, lighter than expected but good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1075) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
1pt 6 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online store. Ruby-brown colour, beige foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of malt, toffee, chocolate & coffee. Lightly roasted malt flavour with brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins & earthy notes plus some lingering nutty blackberry hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dryish finish. Very drinkable brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s-Eastgate. Pours a clear, deep nutty amber with a minimal beige head. The aroma is pretty light and didn’t work all that well for me; a wet, leafy earthiness hangs over much of the nutty, toasty, malty, and sweet character. Those don’t get as dominated in the flavor, but there’s a bit of sharp astringency to it that I didn’t enjoy. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation. Maybe it’s the more English take on the style, but this was just average, even for a brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours cola colored, three finger off white fluffy pillowy head. Smell sweet toffee hazelnut. Taste sweet nutty, bit roasty Light bodied. Really good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1995) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
22 oz bottled on 9/11/13 from Evergreen Discount Liquor, shared and poured into a Duvel tulip. Dark brown with a nice, lingering head and light lacing. Aroma is rich and malty with caramel, chocolate, nuts, bread, light roast and light fruit. Similar flavor, medium sweetness balanced by earthy bitter hops. Light to medium body with a creamy feel, soft carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Overall, a smooth, session-able, brown ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (448) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Jeśli piwo jest w smaku jednocześnie kremowe jak guinness, kawowe, podwędzane na torfie i karmelowo - czekoladowe: kupuję je! do tego to delikatne, orzechowe muśnięcie na finiszu... Genialne piwo! Doskonale pijalne, nienagannie ułożone.


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