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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Well, looks like Grandmaís gone Nuts. This English Style Brown Ale hits you full upside the head with a nose chock-full of toasted Georgia Pecans followed by a rich, full-bodied finish. Just like Grandmaís pecan pie, this baby will have you coming back for more. So, what are you waiting for? Pop the top and give old Grandma a kiss!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9235) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Decent nutty brown ale - more pecan and caramel than dark roast. Medium bodied, finishing bittersweet. Can.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3343) - Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2016
Can from Whole Foods in Little Rock, Arkansas. Clear, copper body. A ton of effervescence. White bubbly collar. Breads, malls, nuts in the aroma. Lots of pecan character. Mildly sweet with a light, but not thin, body. Pecan character is stronger in the flavor than in the aroma. Over for me in as advertised. Fun.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2016
A nice brown ale. A little nutty, some caramel. Not too roasted. It had a heavier body, good carbonation, a filling beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (10795) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
Draft - Caramel and nutty notes. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Creamy caramel and nutty sweet notes. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (8270) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Draft. Mahogany beer with a dark cream head. Nutty aroma with malt. Caramel and nutty flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light nuttiness lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (917) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Nice toasted pecan smell. Taste is nice pecan and malty brown ale notes. Medium body, medium carbonation, and slight foam.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6207) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 23, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2015 Tap. Pours clear hazel, large creamy beige head, great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty, nutty, hints of smoke, toffee. Flavor is medium sweet, light acidity, light bitterness, loads of cocoa. Medium body. Ah, failed to notice that "The Dudes" is officially my 200th California brewery rated. Cool!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1038) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Clear dark brown pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, slightly nutty and faint smoke. Taste of malts, nutty. roasted pecans, slight caramel. Medium bodied, slightly thin mouthfeel, good carbonation, tasty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Can. Dark brown pour, with an off white head. Surprisingly enjoyable. Very nutty, pecan, hazelnut, sweetness, light roast, mildly bitter, and notes of chocolate. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (318) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Pours a chestnut brown color with an extremely crazy out of control khaki head. Iím not sure how I should consider the head. I guess Iíll consider the look I get after it finally settles and I get a good look at it. More on that later.

Aroma is of pecans. Unfortunately, Iím picking up too much pecan shells, and, Iím hoping thatís not in the taste. Thereís a very different taste between pecan meat, and pecan shells. Besides that Iím picking up some caramel, and some good malts. It also smells sweet.

Interesting taste. Yep, it has the basic brown ale body and character. But I do taste pecans, and maybe a little brown sugar. Maybe some vanilla. Thereís some bittersweeetness at the end, itís odd. There might be a metallic taste in there.

Mouthfeel is actually pretty good. Itís pretty drinkable. It has a slight pecan sourness. Youíll know what Iím talking about. It does lean toward a full bodied taste.

Overall, this is pretty good. I think they do a good job of joining brown ale and pecans. Itís better than I expected. This is worth a try. I just dinged it a point for appearance because it pours really weird.


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