BeerFanDan17 (1107) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Hands down the best Nut Brown Ale I’ve ever tried. Sick and tired of "nut" ales that are flavorless and watered down. This ale has flavors of amaretto, almond, roasted pecan, caramel, and chocolate. Also smooth as can be. On draft at the Full Sail Brewery in Hood River, OR. Nice 4 oz sample. I brought a bottle home all the way to Tampa! CaliWill (19) - - FEB 13, 2013
Full Sail has been doing great things. This ale has a lot of toasty malt with hints of caramel and coffee, but not too sweet. Fruity hop aroma and medium bitterness. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 25, 2008
Nice caramel nose with some fruitiness and light cocoa. Deep crimson in the light looks brown in the glass. A nice eggshell white head and no lacing. Very creamy mouthfeel. Lots of cocoa chocolate in the flavor, nice toffee presence and a crisp, hoppy finish. This is a lovely beer! Thanks André. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Full Sail Brewing Company--Nut Brown Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle Release. 5.50% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Deep dark reddish brown color. Chalky malt body with slightly hoppy front. Hoppy complexity to chocolate and fruity malts. Sampled 9/12/1998.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Nut Brown Ale--Brewmaster Reserve 2008 22 oz. Bottle Release. 6.00% ABV--31 IBU’s. (4.25 / 5.0) Brown Ale--Thin lacy mild head. Clear thin dark mahogany bronze red color. Mellow cacao nut hop front. Dry sweet thin textured crisp mild toasted doughy mild nut mellow chocolate malt body. Easy smooth refreshing mild hop end. Mild nut notes. Very drinkable. Sampled 1/24/2009 & 2/15/2010. Aged Well. Tasty tangy smooth calming Brown. 4--$4.00 Each. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2013
Out of the bottle we see a medium brown-colored ale, quite distinct because it lacks any ruby or reddish undertones. Clear. Head is 1 shade past off-white, is rocky, and lingers. Aroma has distinct brown malt notes, nutty, lightly toasty, dusty, savory, woody, forest, hinting at cocoa but not roasted or burnt. Tastes spot-on to what an American Brown Ale should taste like. Balanced sweetness with a dry nuttiness. Carbonation gives it a clean finish with a slightly nutty aftertaste. A fine example of the style.
andrewlol (63) - san antonio, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2014
probably one of the best brown ales ive had. All the flavors blend in perfectly, what i notice more is the coffee and chocolate great beer DuffMan (10271) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
Clear deep red mahogany. Rich nutty chocolate aroma, very malty nutty chocolate palate, sweet with a moderately bitter dry finish. Really flavourful, delicious. BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2008
2008 Brewmaster Reserve
Dark brown color with decent tan head; some good lacing.
Smells very roasty and slightly smoky. Roasted nuts, pecan, hazelnut, caramel and maple syrup all detectable.
Roasted nuts and acidic coffee dominate the flavor. Light cocoa and pecan fade. Good hop balance in this malt show.
Nice medium-bodied mouthfeel and moderate carbonation keep this full-flavored brew very drinkable. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2008
looks jet black, the brown only shows on the edges in the light. stark white head slowly fell in the center and remained on the rim of the glass. some coffee, mostly roasted nutty aromas. I love the balance between a soft mouthfeel, rising bitterness, and medium roast with each gulp. glides down with some viscosity and finishes of sweet almond. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2008
Tawny body. Slightly tobaccoey, nutty aroma. Full-bodied, nutty, with some chocolate character. Full, sweet finish. Superbly balanced, lots of flavour.