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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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BBC Nut Brown Ale has a diverse grain bill which lends this traditional English ale a variety of flavors that coalesce into a remarkably smooth and pleasant drink. Additions of various pale, caramel and dark malts create a smooth, sweet malt profile with hints of roasted nuttiness. Multiple additions of English hops round out the flavors and give this classic beer a true flavor of the Old World.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Draft. Clear brown. Aroma of caramel. Taste is caramel and nuts. Medium to light body. Boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13726) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Reddish tinged brown color with a very slight off-white head. Aromas of chocolate! and roasted malt. Near medium in body, rather creamy carbonation. For me there’s a light sour touch, with chocolate, and mildly roasted malt. Finish is neither sweet nor bitter, and that chocolate aspect sticks to the end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Draft at Cincy airport under the name of Nut Brown Ale. Poured a brown color with an average off-white head that diminished slowly. Heavy sweet roasted malt. Medium body with a creamy texture. Moderate sweet and light bitter with an average finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12921) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2004
(draft) Clear red-brown body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, light floral. Taste is fairly sweet, nutty, roasty, light chocolate. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of fudge, carmel and light nuts. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, light carmel and a hint of nuts with a smooth malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2003
(Draught) Pours a medium brwon with amber highlights and a small head. Does not have much of a nutty flavor, but does have some bite to it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11825) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Draught at brewpub. Pours mahagony, dark brown with an edgy foamy tan head. Sweet caramel and brown sugar malt and nutty aroma with light hop notes. Bitter acidic hop and caramel malt flavor, yeasty finish. Medium bodied and thin, spicy palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2011 Rated a bad bottle originally, so I’m not inclined to mention that score. This time re-rated at Beer Run on draft. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized creamy head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, caramel and faint stone fruits. The taste is chocolate, caramel, citrus, hops and light toastiness. Medium bodied. Score almost double. Wow that bottle was bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 Rerate 04/01/2004: Tried a glass of this at the BBC in the Cincinnati airport. This was a lot better than the last time I tried it. This was their current seasonal selection. Clear dark brown with a medium thick beige head. Thin lacing. The aroma is very nutty, along with a touch of malt. Nicely smooth with a roasty and nutty character. Malt and hops are also present in the flavor. The finish is crisp and nutty. Overall my experience with the beer this time around was much more favorable.

11/12/2002 (3.0): Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. This was just called "Nut Brown Ale", so maybe they brew it every year on their anniversary. Dark brown with a thin head. For some reason I got impressions of bubblegum in the flavor along with the malt. It also had a slightly sour finish. This was an odd beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a deep reddish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of mainly roasted nuts. Tastes of roasted nuts, some caramel, and a touch of chocolate. Thinner body.


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