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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Dark brown with red tint and off white to tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and nutty. Taste is a sweet version of the nose. Good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tstamba (386) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Draft at SD airport... Nice selection of local craft . Pours translucent amber brown with full white head. Fresh baked bread and roasted nuts... Just enough hops to balance it out. A well done brown ale as expected...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1634) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
nice nutty start with a nice smooth malty finish. slight roasted nut flavor, slightly chocolatey. not too bitter and is super crushable. pours reddish dark brown in color with a tan head. had in wisconsin dells

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (504) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brow color, tanned head. Nice sweet aroma, nuts, some fruity notes. Nice taste, nuts, malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (560) - 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 (1758) - 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 (495) - 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 (5345) - 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.

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