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Dead Frog The Classic Nut Brown Ale

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Brewed by Dead Frog Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Aldergrove, Canada

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full bodied, polished, surprisingly refreshing dark ale with a wealth of taste sensations roused by roasted malts with hints of chocolate and espresso flavours.

Malts: Canadian 2 Row Pale, Caramel, Chocolate, Black Malt, Special B Malt
Hops: Willamete


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RD400F (199) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Aroma: coffee, coconut, chocolate cake, lots of rich aromas, almost can taste it just from smell alone but not terribly strong. Appearance: Beer to Sam Adams fancy lager glass, beer poured a transparent dark brown / red with a mocha colored top that leaves moderate lacing. Taste is bittersweet with notes of dark chocolate, liquorice, spices, backed by a slight sour earthy taste. Palate is medium bodied, co2 low, balanced well...but it feels more like a porter than a brown ale. Overall, not a bad beer but can’t say I’m wowed by it by any means. Solid choice though.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simonblaine (327) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours dark brown, frothy head. Aroma of nutty malts. Taste is rather uninspiring, brown lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2402) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
Found in their Winter Mixer pack at The Beer Store, now under "Nut Brown". Pours a deep copper brown colour with a nice creamy light-beige head, good retention and some soapy lacing. Mild nutty malt aromas, but mostly red ale malts, with notes of roasted malts. Mild chocolate malt taste with some roastiness to it. Very light hops, but efficient. Pretty mild overall, but creates an easy-drinking nut brown.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (789) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Aroma is mostly some nut, roasty malts, caramel and fig. Taste is a fairly bland malt profile with mostly light nut and caramel malt profile. Finishes with a fairly balanced bitterness. Appearance is a deep brown with a white/light beige head that retains fairly poorly.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ljthiessen (511) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Clear, cola-brown in colour with a similarly bubbly head. Not big aroma, just light nutiness and maltiness. A little more going on in the flavour, but still light bodied and fairly simple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YigSvartka (106) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Standard brown nutty, chocolate roast scent. Roast certainly dominates the flavour and a tad more bitter than other browns I’ve had. Little carbonation and not much else to say. Surpasses most commercial beers, but nothing spectacular.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1335) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours a clear medium brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate and a hint of caramel. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, caramel and then an espresso taste and bitterness along with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation make this a nice easy drinking English brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1758) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
A boring, bland brown that lacks a heavy roast nor a rich malt. Pours a bright brownish amber with a thin beige head. The nose is light, toasted, caramel and toffee malts with a light hop. Overall a bland flavour...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
Orange sombre avec un petit col beige. L’arôme est de malt, un peu sucré. Le goût est le même avec une finale un très peu amer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1325) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
341 ml bottle from the Summer Sampler. Nice to see they have wised up and gone to a brown bottle. Clear deep dark amber, small foamy tan head lasts. Muted sweet nutty malty aroma. Lightly roasted chocolate malt taste, some caramel, nuts, and coffee bean. Light carbonation, thin-light body, low hopped. Dry vapid finish. Disappointing compared to some of their more recent efforts. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)


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