Beer Review: Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown

I just can’t resist the name Nut Brown Ale, especially on a snowy day.

Beer: Fireside Nut Brown
Brewer: Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Source: 12 oz bottle
Rating: * (5.7 of 10)
Comments:  Not all Nut Browns are created equal.  This one had the earthy brown color and a musty aroma, but OMG! this beer is so sweet.  I’m just overwhelmed by the caramel sweetness and the sticky mouthfeel it leaves behind.  It’s not a bad beer otherwise, but it definitely is a stumbling block to greatness that it can’t overcome. Overly sweet seems to be a problem with Leinenkugel’s beer.  Maybe they like it that way in Wisconsin?