Colorful Beer Week: Full Sail Nut Brown Ale

Colorful Beer WeekFull Sail Brewing periodically releases their “Brewmaster Reserve” series of beers, and their Nut Brown Ale is one of the more recent (released in March originally).

This is a pretty straightforward Brown Ale, nice and nutty, and comes in at 6% alcohol. (Remember, even special releases don’t have to be monster beers, despite what some trends might indicate!)

Full Sail Nut Brown AleAppearance: Ruby-tinged brown with a creamy tan head.

Smell: Sweet and nutty with coffee notes, but also “bright”—lightly fruity and crisp.

Taste: Roasted nuts, some of that coffee character, some deep chocolate comes through. A bar touch of almost lactic astringency, or sort of an acidity like you’d expect from a coffee (perhaps mocha-latte-ish). Almost smoky.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied but with a thin presence right down the middle. Finishes a little dry even as it quenches a thirst.

Overall: Rich and roasty and dry, and almost dark enough to qualify as a porter. I like it well enough, but I’ll be honest and say it’s not the best I’ve had.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores an overall grade of B+. On RateBeer, it scores 3.49 out of 5 and is in their 83rd percentile.

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  1. I like the Full Sail Brewery. I like their Nut Brown Ale but my favorite Full Sail product is their limited batch 01 lager with the green label. This Full Sail beer rates at 94.0/100 or "A" on the Beer Blitz website at

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