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Monday, October 3, 2011

Santa Fe - Nut Brown Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Nut Brown Ale
Santa Fe Brewing Company
35 Fire Place
Santa Fe, NM USA

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.2 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0

Postmortem Brew Review
Deep brown color that lets just the slightest amount of light through.
Pleasant caramel sweet malts up front on the nose.
One finger, caramel/tan head that hangs around, leaving some spotted lacing.
Malty sweetness without being over the top. Nice caramel flavor that only slightly overtakes the hops.
Moderate amount of carbonation.
Medium bodied. Nice clean pop at the finish.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Brown Ales are one of those tricky little brews that on the surface might seem easy to brew, but some fail to impress. That is NOT the situation here. Santa Fe's Nut Brown Ale was a pleasant little surprise waiting for me in the back recesses of the fridge.

Reading the label I noticed the words "Whole Flower Hops" and "Malted Barley" after the introduction that stated they only use the finest ingredients. That would explain the attention to detail the brewers at Santa Fe take in crafting this Brown Ale. And all done in the English style for a Brown. Very enjoyable and quite easy to session.

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