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AleSmith Nut Brown Ale

Judges Rating: 
23 / 24
6 / 6
39 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This beer accentuates the malt by presenting a complex blend of brown sugar, biscuit, chocolate, caramel and toasted cracker with a bit of latte thrown in.

The beer shows itself as mahogany brown with a bright orange/red hue and a just off-white head that provides nice lacing on the glass. The flavor is semi-sweet chocolate, but not as sweet as the aroma -- with touches of coffee leading to a mocha-like sensation. A beer like this could almost across as cloying if it weren't for the smooth, nearly crisp dry finish.

Brown Ales are considered by some to be relatively boring beers, but this one dares to be distinctive, with toasted nut and caramel/chocolate malt flavors.