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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7445) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Brot. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht süß, nussig, Karamell.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (5987) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, bread, nuts. Flavor is malts, wood, nuts, little sweet fruitnotes. Medium body, hugely overcarbonated. 090314

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (552) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 6, 2014
Color caoba/rojizo oscuro con densa espuma color canela. Aromas algo suaves, herbales y levadura. El trago tiene una densidad media con un cierto picor por la burbuja, el cacao es evidente y le sigue un amargor seco y herbal. Muy rica.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgis (136) - LATVIA - MAR 3, 2014
Bit yeasty aroma, but also maltu and roasted notes. Round tast, very smooth. Could drink thiss all winter. Loved it. Good English beer, but made by Americans that is a bonus and minus in the same time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $4.99 Purchased: Feb. 22, 2014 Consumed: March 2, 2014 Misc.: Bottled on Dec. 20, 2013 Poured a dark brown, almost black color with three fingers of khaki tan rocky head. A good amount of semi-layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention. Smelled dark chocolate, roasty malts, roasted nuts, coffee beans, chocolate ice cream, toffee, caramel, cocoa and Honey Nut Cheerios. Tasted caramel, toffee, chocolate milk, cocoa, roasty nuts, bitter coffee beans, fudge, biscuits and Cheerios. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. I really enjoyed this beer. Great for the style and something I’d certainly have again.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (959) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en mayo de 2013 bastante buena con sabores y aromas intensos para sus 5 vol. Habría que repetir de nuevo para sacar mas matices. Bastante buena.

3.4
   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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3668) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (999) - 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.

3.7
   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.


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