Review: Nut Brown Ale, Full Sail Brewing

Nut Brown Ale
Full Sail Brewing Co. — Portland, OR

  • Style:  Brown Ale
  • Bitterness:  31 IBUs
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • Malts:  2 Row Pale, Crystal, Chocolate
  • Hops:  Fuggle, Mt. Hood
  • Sampled:  12 oz. bottle

Description: "After a long day on the mountain carving turns in deep powder, snowboarders and skiers make their way down the mountain to warm up and relive all those great runs in our pub. Our British style nut brown ale helps fuel the stories of deep powder and epic yard sales. The combination of 2 row pale, crystal and chocolate malts impart an array of malt and chocolate flavors in a medium bodied ale with an extremely smooth palate. Fuggle and Mt.Hood hops contribute a slightly spicy aroma and finish to complement this beer’s malt character." — Full Sail Brewing Co. 

Random thoughts:  Full Sail recently announced Pub Series, their new line of rotating beers. Nut Brown is the first release and will be available through the end of March. I'm drinking this as part of my upcoming series on Spring seasonal beers.

The tasting:  Dark brown in color with reddish hues and an off white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and vanilla. Flavor starts with roasted malt. In the middle, cocoa comes through along with a light brown sugar sweetness that is balanced by  a moderate herbal and earthy hops bitterness. Nut Brown Ale is light bodied, softly carbonated, and has a smooth mouth feel. It finishes with roasted malt and subtle hints of yeast.

Rating: 4 star. Really Good! I want this again!  I'm glad Full Sail released Nut Brown as part of their new Pub Series. It's a solid beer and I could easily see myself drinking a few of these. 

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  1. I drank of these last night, and then I instantly sad and weepy. Only available for 90 days?? I am going to be longing for this long afterwards.

  2. The good news is you've still got over two months to stock up!


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