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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: Hops: UK Fuggle, Willamette; Malts: 2 Row, Caramel, Wheat, Dark Chocolate, Victory
Our Nut Brown Ale combines the finest domestic and imported malts to produce a chestnut-hued ale of unusual complexity. Subtle notes of chocolate, honey and fine tobacco give this ale an enjoyable and satisfying nutty finish.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2002
this is the first nut brown ale that i have ever had so i dont have much of a basis for comparison. however the only differice that i found between this and any other brown ale that ive had is the appearance, which is much darker and virtual opague

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2002
Sorry, this one just couldnt cut it with me as a great brown ale. Not really a lot to say. It comes off as way too thin and watery, almost like a macro, and whatever dominant taste to it was metallic in character. Next to no aroma to speak of, though the appearance is a really pleasing opaque brown. Who knows, the six-pack I bought (based on the reputation it was getting on this site) may have been sitting out in too much light for too long. But its quite the disappointment. This is just way too far off from Rogues Hazelnut Brown to be worth only 3/10 of a points difference. If you want a top-notch Brown, go for Rogue. (Wish I can say Ive tried the Boyne River....) If you dont believe me, put them in a back-to-back test and I dont see how they can compare. The Rogue is one of my top-10 favorites and truly first rate; this is just . . . average.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2002
I really dont like nut brown ales, and this was no exception. A decent balance of hop and malt flavors, and goes down smoothly, just not a very appealing taste to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2002
Rerate here. Solid brown nice malt flavors as well as balancing hops. Just lacks the extra oomph that makes a distinct and memorable impression

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 25, 2002
In desperate need of a rerate here. This was originally one of my favorite brews when I began drinking good beer. Now im not so impressed. Theres a house character to GI brews that doesnt quite sit right with me these days (except in their X-mas Ale). Im not sure what it is but this beer seems almost like a flat stout to me now.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2002
More enjoyable than Newcastles version, but a little more pricey as well. I tasted a hint of nutmeg and/or brown sugar (I dont know my spices that well), and this Ale managed to be both smooth and robust at the same time. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2002
This sounded really good, and amazingly - it was! Nice rich flavor. Im looking forward to trying the rest of the Goose Island offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2002
pretty close to a porter: brown as a downtown manhole cover, with a little red reflecting along the dark edges- like a stop light blinking on the wet deserted streets. its paris or lyon, the autumn chestnut street vendors have gone home, but the roasting smell lingers. thats what youve got here in this beer. you can almost hear a lonely dog barking in the distance, aye? the first pour saw a plump creamy head. aroma of alcohol, honey orange and peat... very roasty, almost mesquite. light palate, dry, and still some hop.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2002
this is a good nut brown, it could have a bit more maltiness

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
k2 (146) - USA - APR 13, 2002
Good brown ale. It has a bit of a different aftertaste.


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