Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mr Beer Englishman's Nut Brown Ale First Pour.

Last night I sampled the Mr Beer Englishman's Nut brown Ale I brewed on 8-27-11.

Ingredients:
1 can Englishman's Nut Brown Ale Hopped Malt Extract
1 can Mellow Amber Unhopped Malt Extract
Mr Beer Yeast

Aging was minimal: just about 7 weeks from brewing.

I will definitely be making this again!  I will not say it is as good as Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale, but it did turn out tasty and very drinkable.  Not quite as much mouth feel and richness as the Sam Smith's.  It will be on my brew list for fall and winter consumption from now on.  What will be interesting is seeing how the taste develops with age. I do know just a few weeks of bottle conditioning can make a big difference.

Even with what I consider, minimal conditioning this Nut Brown Ale came out good.  This is important because outside of the Sam Smith's, commercially brewed Nut Brown Ales are hard to find around here so this is one you want to be able to brew yourself.

I will be brewing this one again soon so as to have a stock for winter.  I think I will brew it straight up as detailed above except I will use Safale S-04 yeast.  I think using a better yeast will greatly improve the flavor.

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