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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed at Samuel Smith’s small, traditional British brewery with well water (the original well sunk in 1758 is still in use), best barley malt, roasted barley, yeast and aromatic hops. Nut Brown Ale is relatively dry with a rich amber-brown colour and nutty flavour derived exclusively from small amounts of dark malt. Brown ales are a specialty of northern England. Fermented in ’stone Yorkshire squares’.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2004
Amber bronze with a large fluffy head. Aromas are caramel, toffee and spice - if a bit a bit light struck and skunky (damned clear bottles). Flavours are better - nutty and sweet with some sourness. The finish is burnt toffee and coffee with some fruitiness. Not bad, even if let down by its aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2012) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2005 Dark amber brown, with a nice off-white, medium head. Roast coffee, chocolate, sweet malty aroma. Sweet malts dominate the taste but there is also nuts and a bitter finish. Nice long aftertaste. Nice full body and smooth with average carbonation. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1080) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2004
poured a amber to mahogany color with a light tan head. aroma skunky like the molsons I use to drink back in the early 70’s, malts , choc. a little nutty as the head went away so did the skunky aroma than I poured more into my glass the skunk came back than the head went away no skunk so don’t put this to the nose till the head is gone. flavor dark choc. molasses, coffee. mouthfeel was full and rounded another good one from ss, will buy again

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Dark brown with a nice thick head that lasts. roasty chocolate aroma. rich tasting chocolate roasted nuts toast. easy drinking and good good good!!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Not the absolute best brown, but good none the less. Pours a nice lighter brown/red color, with a good white head. Aroma is kinda off the charts to me, but some good malty roasted coffee. Well balanced hops and malts. The flavor was good, but not the best for a brown. Thin body. Def good brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3834) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Poured a deep brown color with very little head. Sweet malts mainly in the aroma. Good sweet malty taste with a hint of hazelnut and some cinnamon. Smooth but a little watery.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2004
Brown color with little or no head. The taste has a malty sweetness as the dominating taste pattern. Has some slight spicy or nutty notes. It feels rather thin and watery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Pours a very dark red color. Has a slight nutty aroma. Flavor is fruity and nutty. This is a much, much , much better brown ale than New Castle. Over all a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Very pretty red color, deep. No skunk, even with the clear bottle. Far superior to Newcastle. Very malty, with a very English hop presence. Actually, not my favorite Brown... I have never been incredibly impressed with Sam Smith, maybe it’s my wanton need for American hops and malts, who knows...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Bottle. Deep red in color and clear. Nice long lasting head. Malty. Caramel fruity aroma. Nice full body. Some bitterness in the finish. Great.


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