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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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The new amber-toned brew features roasted malt character, with English two-row malts provide the beer with a maple aroma and pronounced chocolate, caramel and hazelnut top notes.


KajII's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Bottle. The Pour was a crystal clear medium brown with a slight red hue and a thin (less than 1 finger) fizzy white head that was fully diminishing in a matter of seconds with virtually no lacing to speak of. The aroma was of a roasted biscuit malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of caramel, a light dose of roasted coffee and a mild nutty presence (hazelnut I think). The taste was lightly sweet and very malty with a note of caramel from the onset then became a tad bitterer with a nice note of coffee and some mild nutty overtones at the end. The flavor stuck around for a little while letting the coffee and malts work on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was just a bit more than medium in body with the texture being nice and creamy and having a medium carbonation. Overall a decent Brown Ale, a little lighter in taste than most but most definitely quite drinkable. This is a brew that has an ABV and a great drinkability, which would allow it to be a great session beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. i was pretty shocked at how enjoyable this beer was, and as it stands now, one of my favorite brown ales. light brown color, and a light body that ends up fitting the beer. a heavier beer this sweet would have been cloying, but this was not. aroma is nutty, tootsie roll, and a hint of smoke. flavor much the same, but replace the hint of smoke with a hint of caramel. you can tell that something in there is artificial, but it tasted and smelled so nice, and was such a nice surprise, i didnít even care. possible upon multiple revisits, this score would be downgraded, but for now, gotta show it the love. best Leinenkugel beer Iíve had. (pre Big Eddy)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hkrivera (110) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - AUG 22, 2014
Another summer beer from Leinenkugels! Smooth flavor, refreshing. But, the other selections are better than this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Another retired Leinieís I used to like to drink back in the day. Hereís my take on it. This was poured into a pint glass every time I had it. The appearance was a hazy dark brown color with light red tints along the edges somewhat clear and allowing light streams of carbonation to be seen rising in the body. The smell had a warming ginger, allspice and cinnamon running all about and underneath my nose through some light caramel malts. The taste was a combination of the previously mentioned flavors and allowed a decent chocolate flavoring in the background. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was fairly good for the style and for me. Overall, nice brown ale with winter/autumn spices. Hopefully, one day, Leinieís will bring this one back.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Reviewed from notes: pours a clear darker amber almost brown with off-white head. Nuts, caramel, and toffee on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with nuttiness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Definitely nutty, amber, some caramel and medium malt notes. Not terrible, not great.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (1954) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2014
12 oz served in a pint glass about 1 month before end of "best by" date stamped on bottle. {from Feb. 2011 notes} A - a clear, dark, red-orange amber with a short-lived and smallish head. Virtually no visible carbonation. S & T - I thought the "Nut Brown" would refer to the coloration, but perhaps it refers better to the taste which is markedly nutty in both mid-taste and in the finish. I found the pronounced nuttiness to be the best attribute of this otherwise rather pedestrian brew, elevating it to a beer of interest and, likely, making it an exceptional accompaniment to certain foods (yet to be identified). The taste also has a nice roasted malt character and is considerably better than the aroma which has a less pronounced nuttiness and lacks any other particularly interesting or inviting quality. Too little carbonation had a small negative impact on my ratings of both appearance and mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is also a bit too light. Drinkability is good, but impaired by aroma.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (496) - CROATIA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle, pours brown with a thin white head, sweet taste of nuts, maple, malt, and a hint of caramel, not a bad winter beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2937) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
bottle. Light brown with small head. Thin brown ale with a mild malt base and light nuttiness. Smooth but fairly watery.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2014) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Tap: Retired?! Deep brown, woody color, letting a decent amount of light shine through. Light-beige "head" is reduced to a collar instantly. Very nutty aroma... Walnuts, pecans, hints of chocolate candy over the top. Very tame & somewhat weak, but not bad. Taste includes hints of cocoa powder, nuts, roasted grains & barley, & virtually no hop bitterness or presence. Nice warming quality to it... Not due to alcohol, just a warmness thatís sometimes indicative of brown ales. Overall, this really isnít that bad. Just very weak... amped up, this might be a very good brown ale. As it stands, simply okay, but one of Leinieís better brews.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (3036) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Completely uninteresting. If there is a sweet nuttiness to this, I canít tell. Watery with an aftertaste of stale bread.


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