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mosyslack 11-25-2008 12:37 AM

Leinenkugel's Fireside Nut Brown
 
Anyone had this? It's got a sweet finish that almost tastes like cream soda. What is this? At first I thought maybe high on the crystal malts, but there's something else there... I think. Anyone with some ideas? I looked on their web site, and there's nothing that I've seen.

It's ok...something that I can have one, maybe two of before it's too much.

Soulive 11-25-2008 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by mosyslack (Post 973665)
Anyone had this? It's got a sweet finish that almost tastes like cream soda. What is this? At first I thought maybe high on the crystal malts, but there's something else there... I think. Anyone with some ideas? I looked on their web site, and there's nothing that I've seen.

It's ok...something that I can have one, maybe two of before it's too much.

The finish was like artificial hazelnut to me. I found this beer to be horrendous, much like their other offerings. I won't tell anyone what to drink, but I'll pass on this in the future...

Yooper 11-25-2008 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Soulive (Post 973671)
The finish was like artificial hazelnut to me. I found this beer to be horrendous, much like their other offerings. I won't tell anyone what to drink, but I'll pass on this in the future...

BernieBrewer told me is wasn't very good- typical Leine's stuff. But I asked him if it was a lager (all of their beers are lagers) and he said yes. That seems weird to me- a nut brown lager? Is it like their "creamy dark"?

Soulive 11-25-2008 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by YooperBrew (Post 973680)
BernieBrewer told me is wasn't very good- typical Leine's stuff. But I asked him if it was a lager (all of their beers are lagers) and he said yes. That seems weird to me- a nut brown lager? Is it like their "creamy dark"?

I haven't had the dark but yes, this one is lager. It is in the vein of Honey Brown, but not even as good as that. I like Leine's enthusiasm, but their product stinks...

abonzer 11-25-2008 01:09 AM

I found it to be really good, but not as good as say Newcastle. I wonder if Nut Brown's are the taste of the season. I see Goose Island is also currently offering a Nut Brown.

Grinder12000 11-25-2008 02:13 AM

Beer Advocate calls it a winter warmer and it's getting good ratings but either you love it or hate it. Deviation is pretty high.

Donner 11-25-2008 02:40 AM

i couldn't stand the stuff. First few sips weren't terrible, but man, the more i tried, the sweeter it got and the tougher it was to finish. Never again.

mlanoue 11-25-2008 03:21 PM

Leine's Summer Shandy is pretty good, though. Haven't had this Nut Brown yet. Maybe I won't bother.

A4J 11-25-2008 03:34 PM

I normally don't like nut browns and I don't especially like hazelnut notes, but I liked this one. I still have 3 bottles left. I'll try it again this wknd and see how I like it.

Boerderij_Kabouter 11-25-2008 03:39 PM

Leine's makes me wish the US had a Rheinheitsgebot..... This is a nut brown beer just like honey weiss is a weiss.... blech! I really dislike what they produce and this is no different. Cheap additives, fermenting with a lager yeast, then calling it a craft ale. What the hell is that!?

I agree that I will never tell people what to like and dislike (my FIL loves honeyweiss and drinks very few other beers), but this is low-grade beer at best and straight up blaspheme in my opinion.

EDIT: Many of the people who like Leine's normal offerings will love this beer. That has been my experience.

Edit to the EDIT: I wish that Miller had enough class to at least make its psuedo-craft beer acceptable like Bud did. I will never buy the American Amber, but at least it was a pretty good beer and it was what they said it was... Bah ale beers with lager yeast.... laughable


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