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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2006
Really nutty brew! Lots of nut flavor, with caramel hints as well. abit more roasted malts than I was expecting, maybe abit too much. Still a good beer, but not one of my favorites from Alesmith.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2006
(Draught, Stuffed Sandwich) Pours a deep brown body with an average-sized beige head. Aroma of molasses, nuts, chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor of cocoa, dark fruits, nuts, and caramel. An enjoyable brown ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
On tap pours deep brown with ruby highlights and a nice big off white long lasting head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with carmel and some subtle hopping. Nice bold and chewy brown with mostly chocolate flavors, would be nice if it had a bit more hops to help out, but a good example of style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6785) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
On tap at AleSmith. This dark brown ale poured with a fluffy tan head. Very malty aroma and a medium chocolatey body. Not sweet or bitter, and the finish is a bit chalky. Overall, a very soliid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 2, 2006
(on tap @ alesmith)dark brown body with a thick,creamy head that left webbing as it sat.the aroma was nutty as the name states,along with some chocolate,and roasted malts.the flavor was the same mix as the aroma.the mouthfeel was nice and full for a brown ale.id say this is the best brown ale i have had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2006
sample at brewery. maybe i’m biased against the style, but i didn’t find much to write home about here. surprising chocolate, pretty balanced and smooth. i guess i spent most of my time while drinking it considering my next move.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
A had a sample of this at the brewery and it was quite impressive, especially for a mediocre style and one of my least favorite. Very caramelly and some chocolate notes in there. Dark brown color and very smooth. Great session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 26, 2006
On tap at The Local in SD. This was my first AleSmith beer ever. Garnet in color with an off white head. Has a toasted nutty aroma. Delicious malt body that is just too rich for the style- that’s why I liked it. Has a subtle sourness to the finish. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2006
Great brown ale, its nutty with hints of carmel, chocolate, and toasted flavour. Smooth and creamy with some light fruit and hops complementing this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Tap, The Local. Poured dark brown with ruby highlights. Sweet roasted malty aroma with some chocolate. Sweet chocolate cream flavor. Maybe a little bit of a vanilla flavor. Somewhat dessert like, but not overly sweet.

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