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A 2002 Bronze Medal Winner in the North American Brewers' Association competition. This northern Arizona favorite has a consistent nutty flavor with just a hint of spice in its depths. A slowly emerging bitterness crops up along the way and is unobtrusively incorporated into the smooth flow. It finishes with a gentle nuttiness and spiciness. Excellent with sandwiches and subs.

OKplus' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
A - Pours a clear garnet/amber with a 1.5 finger kahki head S - Honey, brown bread, waffle batter, raisins, sugar coated black walnut, ripe plums, molasses. T - Strong honey hits the palate followed by raisin brown bread, light brown sugar, strong tea tannins, and some malty undertones. Finishes sweet and malty. M - Light side of medium body with low carbonation. Leans on a raisin infused malt background. Lots of honey and nuts here. Sweetness carries through to the finish. Serving type: bottle 10-05-2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, reddish brown with white head, aroma brought notes of slight nutty note, grain, hints of bread, touch of red fruit, hints of spice, touch of yeast. Taste was a mix of yeast, bread, nuts, hints of red fruit into a bit of yeast, finishing fairly watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
From file last updated 2010. Bottle. Pours dark amber. Aroma is malty with nut. Flavor matches. Not bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
eruizgarcia (238) - - DEC 18, 2014
Pours with very little head that quickly disappears. Very mild and light body, not much going on. Sweet with a mild malt flavor. Watery, easy to drink but not very exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
this ruby tinged brown ale pours with little head, and little retention. softly carbonated. aroma is sweet malt and somw nutiness. weak at first, but grows as it warms. little to no hop presence in the aroma or taste, but as the maltiness is not offensive, itís a decent enough beer, if a little weak & light on the flavor profile. like a Sam Smiths Nut Brown light."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cmicelli (3) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014 does not count
Iím having a hard time trying to enjoy this beer, Iíve had it several times now and there has been a 6 pack sitting in the fridge for a few weeks now being ignored. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a shaker; reddish/med brown, nice dense head that retains for 3-4 minutes. Thick mouthfeel but strangely watered down. Bitter burnt/roasted malts with a mellow sweetness, very light trace of caramel, if there are hops in here I donít taste or smell them. Honestly, I canít even detect the the nuts, the roasted flavor pretty much overwhelms any other flavors in this beer for me. The smell is very representational of the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head on it. Nose is quite nutty with a lot of toasting. Taste is toasty and light with just a bit of sweetness on the back end. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4383) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 3/3/14

Aroma: The aroma is nutty and malty, nothing much beyond that, but on-style
Appearance: It pours a nice chestnut color with a beige head and some strong lace
Flavor: The flavor is nutty and malty as well, with a late lightly bitter hop component for balance
Palate: This one has a soft mouthfeel with a light-medium body and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: Not a bad nut brown at all. Simple and on-style, with just enough of a hop presence to keep it from being completely one-dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
krumbum (585) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Deep amber brown quickly dissipating head. Nutty sweet smells. Nutty bitterness. Its wet malty nut finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle from AJís Fine Foods Scottsdale. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Decent toffee notes on the nose. Tastes like butterscotch. Ew! Luckily it doesnít linger that long. Not feeling this one at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Dark brown translucent color, big head fades down to a stable white head. Strong aroma. I like my nut browns not quite as nutty as this I guess, this is borderline heavyhanded. It has some toasty notes too, but a light palate with a long aftertaste. Needs a more complex taste, maybe a different yeast or better combination of malts. It feels simple but it still tastes good.

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