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Santa Barbara Old Town Nut Brown Ale



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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Sophisticated and dramatic, this ale brings out the poet in everyone. The deep brown color and remarkably clean finish make it an Old Town legend. Rich and malty, with hints of chocolate and nuts from Belgium specialty malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1569) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Pours a deep brown color with aroma of nuts. A clean tasting beer, almost tastes carbonated. Aftertaste of toasted malt with a hint of chocolate. Overall a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy dark brown with a small, tan and creamy dense head. Aroma is roasted breadish malt. Dry roasted and bitter flavoured. Dry breadish roasted malt flavoured on back of the tongue. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Draft at brewery. Root beer brown color, flat. Flavor is vaguely nuts,some roasty malt and soggy paper bags.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 2, 2008
A little roasty, a little nutty in the aroma. No head at all. Oh wow, this is really bad. This tastes like it was overcarbonated and then wetn flat. Not good. I’m not liking this brewery too much. However, for this beer, with all these high scores, I’m wondering if their lines need to be cleaned or something else has happened to this beer recently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2008
On tap at the brewery, listed at 6.2%. Pours with a light brown head covering a clear brown body. Malty aroma. Tastes a bit like a second running of a stout. Slightly burnt coffe malts, and some nuts. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy dark brown with a nice creamy head. Malty caramel aroma with some earthy hops. Malty and nutty with some wood, sweetness, caramel, and light hops. Medium body with medium carbonation. Smooth and pleasant overall, with nice maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Clear red copper with no head. Malty roasty aroma. Good strong nutty taste with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maverick5623 (14) - santa barbara, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
nice niutiness, not mch hops be ok for thge type, I enjoyed drinkin this on a col,d SB n ight, loved it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: APR 5, 2006 Draught at the brewpub. Clear nut brown. Dominated by roasty malt. Light bodied wtih clean mouthfeel. Despite the low hop rate the addition of hazelnut is barely noticable. Instead this beer is carried by the roasty malt. Salty finish with low bitterness. A good brown!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gdub171 (30) - USA - JAN 4, 2006
Even better than they dubbel down. This one was a hit, we even got a 2nd pitcher and had to get people to take the blonde for us so we could get some more of this.

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