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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Nut Brown Ale is a dark “session beer” -- lots of great beer character but not too high in alcohol. This ale is well balanced, featuring a distinctively malty structure that makes for very pleasant drinking. 5.2% ABV 14 IBUs Malts: 2-Row Pale ~ Crystal 60L & 120L ~ Victory ~ Chocolate ~ Aromatic Hops: Columbus ~ Mount Hood ~ "Experimental" hop Original Gravity: 13° Plato


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (272) - Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice hazy mahogany color. Aroma is floral hops up front with faint toasted caramel notes. Flavor is well-balanced between bitter hops and malt backside. Palate is a bit thin, but it makes it very drinkable. Overall a decent, drinkable beer. Surprised it’s a seasonal, actually.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1106) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2015
Nitro draft pour featured at the brewery. Swirling amber color pour with the huge creamy head and lace. Aroma has light hops, and rich malt. Rich caramel malt flavor with a toasty finish. Interested in trying this on regular draft, but this nitro is very nice. Creamy, cinnamon like, spice finish. Nicely done.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4102) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a smallish off-white head on there that disappears quickly. Nose is pretty nutty with hints of toast to it. Taste is a little sweet and bready, with quite a bit of nuttiness coming through. OK, but just seems a bit off for me.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beastiefan2k (2743) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
12oz bottle poured into an Affligem wide mouth goblet. Beer Date: " Exp: 05.14.15. This just came out recently, so maybe 4 month best by date. So, lets see we have 4 ratings in 2011, 4 in 2012, 1 n 2013, 0 in 2014... well the rating scene in Seattle is growing old. Brown colored beer, not much head. Aroma smells of industrial plastic, metallic, and bug spray. Flavor is similar. Maybe I understand why no one is rating this beer. Its close to being macro level, un-nuanced, industrial flavored waste of fermented malted beverage. Low, even for Hale’s.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Deep amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of sweet malt, nuts and fruit. The finish is sweet with a short nutty aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pleasant nuttiness, not too sweet, A LOT of diacetyl. Very round. Had it more body, would be a great beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1439) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Surprisingly strong nut aroma. Flavor is decent, nutty and sweet. Palate is weak. Watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Nice amber gold brown color, big thick head. Malty, doughy nose. Malt and sugar taste, clean lingering finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and caramelish. Mild bitterness, dark roasted malty, light nutty and mild fruity. Ends bitter and dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6515) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2011
12 oz. Pours an opaque dark brown with clearer dark brown edges. Virtually no head, lace, or legs. Big roasty nose with a toasty nutshell note. Creamy medium body with decently lively carb. Roast, black bread, and nuts on the mid palate. Certainly appealing enough, just not really complex enough to be very interesting.


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