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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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’.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Average-to-large sized off-white creamy head. Reddish brown body. Sweet oaky hop aroma. Kind of like the cork of a bottle of dry sherry. Interesting oxidized-like hop taste, and the flavor part of my aroma description also adds to the flavor. Unlike an "American Brown Ale"... this is very unique, and pretty good. Some light brown sugar adds some sweetness.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2005 Nothing to get excited about here. Pretty plain and watered down. Not my favorite in the Sam Smith family.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2005
Not my favorite of the brown ales, however, none the less, very satisfying. If I had to choose, I would proably pick Sam’s Oatmeal Stout over this one, but this was still very good.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
brocker (99) - Salina, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Nothing special here. Pours nice red-brown color, with a sudsy head. Smells of malt,walnuts, and a hint of skunk. Typical sweet, malty, brown ale taste, only a little more watered down. There is also some metallic and astringent flavors ruining it for me.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
[clear bottle] Reddish-dark brown with a head that quickly recedes to patchy lumps and a white ring inside the glass. Weak aroma that may have some malt and raisin--maybe it was too cold? Nutty, brown sugar malt flavour with marginal amounts of english hops. A bit metallic (but it seems anything from the UK is metallic to me these days for some reason) and a surprisingly medium body and more carbonation than expected.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Smooth & creamy mouthfeel. light roasted nutty sweet flavor with moderate bitter finish. slightly over carbonated and not quite the flavor I like in a brown.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Pours a light tan, three finger head, fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Deep, clear amber color. Nose is not distinguishable. Starts with a light mellow sweetness and finishes with a good balance of malts and hops. $2.32 for a 12oz bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12046) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Pours nut brown to faint copper with a small tan and creamy head. Good lacing. Huge caramel nut roasted malt aroma with a faint hoppiness on the end. Bitter caramel malt flavor with a hop creaminess to the end. Palate is warm and medium to full-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
Brown malt aroma has a very nutty character with just a hint of roastiness and some sweet brown sugar. Clear, very dark brown with generous tan/brown head that recedes slowly to cover with some lacing. Nutty marzipan flavour with a fair roasty bitterness is very pleasant. Medium-light body with effervescent carbonation although overall it feels just a touch overattenuated and dry. Bottle (clear - Winooski Beverage Warehouse Dec. ’04).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2005
smells very malty/strong..very little head..medium dark red...very little chocolate or something in the taste...i like it much better than the oatmeal stout..a decent beer if a little thin (500 ml bottle)


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