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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 Homebrewersí 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 11, 2006
Tap at Alesmith Brewery. Nice brown-amber appearance, decent sized head, aroma is malty roasty. As expected, a nutty malt character balanced with roasted grain and light hops. A very nice easy drinking beer that hits itís target well.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2006
I donít usually post my stuff on RateBeer because Iím lazy but the guys at AleSmith were really great to talk with. This beer had nice color. It balances hops and sweet chocolate better than any beer Iíve seen. Another greaat accomplishment by my new favorite brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Poured a dark amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste of much of the same, with nuts, and a light hoppiness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Draft at Liarsí Club. Brown pour with decent head. Aroms were some chocolate and more roastiness. Nutty on the flavor, with that familiar brown ale twang in the finish. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Tap at The Liarís Club. The beer pours to a deep mahogany body with a lot of red highlights. The beer has a thick, dense, lively craem of wheat head. The beer has nice lacing. The aroma reminds me of raisin bread and light peanut butter. The flavor is quite good. Nice peanuts and walnuts surrounded by lots of various kinds of hops. Citrusy and grassy. Very flavorful. The palate is very creamy, medium-bodied, perhaps a touch over-carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
sampled at the brewery. Pours a dark brown w/ hints of red in it and a nice head w/ some decent lacing. Aroma is a full sweet one, carmels hints of roasty malt and maybe a touch of wood. Palate is avg. Flavor is a nice sweet carmel hints of hazzlenut maybe even touches of chocolate w/ a dry finish. This is a damn good brown.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 4, 2006
Draft at AleSmith Brewery Thanks to Peter for letting us in only 10 minutes before closing on a Saturday. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a nice retentive sticky head. The nose is ripe with some caramel and various melanoidins along with a bit of roast and chewy toffee notes. The flavor is a little dry with a nice solid malty body and a creamy roudned finish. Balanced and tasty, a definite good drinker.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2006
Ho-Hum! Not bad - but certanly not great. Poured a woody nut-brown color - had high hopes based on alesmiths reputation, but they were let down a little. Certainly nt a bad beer - but not a rave either. A woody, nutty flavor that was a little better than the neutral nose. no variation in flavor - a littel bubble, but nothing that really riches out and grads ya. (But not offensive either). Better than other brown ales - would try again - maybe it was unfair - tasted after speedway stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Draft, Liarís Club from early Dec í05. Pours ruddy brown (looked dark but also was viewed in low lighting). Rich nutty caramel aromas and flavors, and a touch of roast and fruit. Very flavor-ful and with a nice body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twcguy (32) - USA - FEB 1, 2006
Delicious. on Tap at OíBriens in San Diego. One of the best nut browns Iíve had.


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