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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2005
Light mahogany color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is lightly toasty with some notes of fruit and nuts. Toasty malts, some light cocoa, a touch of roast and nuts. Finish is moderately bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Bottle pours a clear mahogany, medium to large frothy head, decent lacing, with little to no carbonation.   Malty nose, slightly biscuity, and a tad bit roasted.   Maybe light hints of chocolate malt.   Slight malt flavor, a bit sweet, with a hint of carob.   Minor astringency.   Medium bodied, but the mouthfeel seems a bit thin.   Malty finish (albeit thin), semi-sweet, but with a slight sour/astringent twang.   Blech...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Dark mahogany, almost brown. Big frothy tannish head. Some webbed and spotty lacing. Aromas of caramel, nuts, brown sugar and alcohol. Nutty flavors of roast and caramel. Some bittering hops, though not much. Thin and watery body. Palate is sweet malts and a finish of some alcohol and bitter hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2004
malty aroma with hints of hazelnut, reddish brown, nice and malty with lingering nuttiness but slightly metallic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5441) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2004
Pours a reddish brown. Small tan head. Nutty head along with some sweeter malt notes. Taste is hoppily nutty. Bittered hops and some nutty notes along with fainter malt tones. The body is a little thin. Some dryness towards the finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2004
Amber color. The head started out nice then almost disappeared. Light body but nice cloudy/clear balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruppert2p (10) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2004
I drank this on tap at the brewery. A dark walnut colored beer topped with a tan head. Hops dominate from the first sip to the finish. A very light body detracts from the style—I would have preferred something rounder. A mild beer that would make a good session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2003
draft.grapey red brown color very fine carbonation, no lace a thin lined head, mild and sweet aroma, initial taste had nutty flavor, but the finish was WAY off. not ssure if it was a bad run or me, i'm gonna re-rate this one later

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Garnet/deep amber with a cream head that evaporates like a wave, this beer was surprisingly delectable--which shouldn't have been such a surprise coming from Hales. The aroma was pleasantly malty and nutty--quite similar to an irish ale. The flavor had an easy, musky malt profile with some nuttiness and resembled and amber ale. Excellently balanced, this vaults to one of my favorite brown ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Reddish brown with low head. Malty, fruity aroma which may bed hop citrus flavor or yeast esters. This tastes more like an amber than a brown ale. No nuttiness or roastiness. Okay aftertaste; smooth and sweet malt flavors. Very easy drinking and sweet but very average too.

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