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RATINGS: 751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.

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2.9
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass, very dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma was not pronounced and was primarily of roasted malt. The roasted malt dominated the flavor with note of decaffeinated coffee and maybe some baking chocolate. Not overly carbonated. Only a slight bitterness and a watery mouthfeel. Nothing special here.

2.9
Strykzone (7306) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Pours a dark brown with lots of red highlights. Only a bit of head. Flavors are not bold as the name would suggest. Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. There is a mild chocolate aftertaste. This beer reminds me of a porter lite.

2.9
MrBunn (2807) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a dark brown with a smallish head that dies out quickly. Aromas are sweet... brown sugar with a touch of dried fruit. Flavor is heavily reliant on roasted malt with a touch of coffee and nut notes. Not really interesting, but not horrible, by any stretch of the imagination.

2.9
JamesCrosson (36) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Nice marketing slogans, funny label; beer is not distinguished at all. I enjoyed it, but I enjoy everything I get with my beer of the month club. That being said, wouldn’t necessarily look for again; unless I have having a Hanukkah party.

2.9
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Looks like cola. Nose is nice, sweet malts. Taste is like an uninspired swartzbier. Thin, roasty, and smooth. Not horrible, just forgettable. A miss from my hometown.

2.8
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2003
(Brewed in NY) A deep ruby brown brew that is a little on the dark side for an American Brown. Thin lasting whitehead that is light brown in color. The nose is mainly malty with aromas of chocolate malt and crystal malt. The finish is a little on the weak side, but not offensive. American Brown Ales are a style that I really enjoy. However, I find this example to be lacking the complexities it needs to make it to the next level.

2.8
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Deep ruby brown hue. Light burnt grain, sweet nose. Smal sticky light tan head. Caramel, nutty, sweet, medium bodied, finishing with faint hops in the distance. Nothing special here...

2.8
Ernest (7661) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Bottle (recent batch with the "Nut Brown Ale" name). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/nuts, caramel), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with a light note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not a fan, mainly due to the sourness. Aroma is ok, nothing special. All in all a pretty average beer.

2.8
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2004
Brown in colour. Nose is malty with a bit of roast. Taste is thin and malty.

2.8
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2004
Pours a garnet color with a smallish beige/tan head. Aroma is mostly of dark malt with a touch of roastiness. Flavor is malty with a tiny bit of hops in the finish, but, overall, fairly nondescript. Palate is fairly thin but not terribly watery. I was expecting this to be horrid and offensive, but it wasn't. It's just lacking, that's all.


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