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Bluegrass Brewing Company's Nut Brown Ale

nut brown ale brewed in louisville, kentucky

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Bluegrass Brewing's Nut Brown Ale

  • Mar 19, 2010
Rating:
+4
Today I come to you with a review of a beer I paid entirely too much for. Not that it’s an expensive beer….I think the place I bought it just has an overblown idea of the value of their products. The shop sold singles for $2.50 each, but you could mix and match a 6-pack for $12.50. I would have thought a prepackaged 6-pack would have been a normal price, but it was not to be. Needless to say, I won’t be returning there.

 Anyway, on to the beer. Bluegrass Brewing Company, as the name implies, is in the state of Kentucky, Louisville to be exact. According to their Web site, they are the largest microbrewery in Kentucky. I’ve been wanting to try their brews for some time and just finally got my chance.

According to the bottle, BBC’s Nut Brown Ale is an English-style brown ale. Here is some information on this beer from BBC’s underwhelming Web site:

Description: Brewed with a blend of six different malts to give a medium-full body and a nutty after taste.

Malts used – Special Pale, Munich, Aromatic, Biscuit, Caramnunich, and Chocolate

Hops used – UK Challenger and Willamette

Food Pairing – Chocolate desserts, Beef dishes, mildly spicy dishes

Here’s what I thought…

The Pour
This beer pours to a nice auburn brown color. Light can pass through relatively easily, showcasing the beautiful red undertones in the color. There is a respectable head with minimal lacing on the glass.

The Nose
There are definite coffee, chocolate and smoky nutty notes present in the nose. I wasn’t expecting the chocolate as I hadn’t looked into what kinds of malts they used. The smell is quite mouthwatering.

The Taste
This beer has a great mouthfeel. The beer is smooth and medium to full-bodied. Roasted malt and coffee flavors stand out from the beginning. This is a very smooth and easy drinking brew and a terrific example of how a nut brown ale should be done.  Midway through a bottle you notice your mouth is coated with nutty, coffee, chocolatey joy!

Overall
Overall, this is a great tasting nut brown ale! The nose and the taste combine in perfect harmony to deliver great flavors throughout. Very smooth and drinkable and great in any season.

Recommended: Without question!

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An English-style brown ale, brewed in Louisville, KY.

From bluegrassbrew.com:

Description: Brewed with a blend of six different malts to give a medium-full body and a nutty after taste.

 

Malts used – Special Pale, Munich, Aromatic, Biscuit, Caramnunich, and Chocolate

 

Hops used – UK Challenger and Willamette

 

Food Pairing – Chocolate desserts, Beef dishes, mildly spicy dishes


Bluegrass Brewing Co is proud to be the largest microbrewery located in the state of Kentucky.

Reaching back over one hundred years, the city of Louisville has a rich and complex brewing history; a history that has provided BBC with a strong foundation on which to build and grow. It is a challenge we enthusiastically look forward to everyday.

Led by our fearless Brewmasters Joel Halbleib and Matt Gould our brewing philosophy is a pioneering style that allows us to work masterfully with the entire palette of malts and hops and what have yous. Our diligence and discipline is carefully brought to every batch that is brewed at Bluegrass Brewing Co.

To truly enjoy life you have to love what you do, and we love brewing. Our sole focus relies on consistency and producing the best beer available. We hope that you will taste that bold style in every BBC beer that you drink.

 

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Details

Type: nut brown ale
Variety: English-style
Country: USA
Brewery: Bluegrass Brewing Company
ABV: 5.0%
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