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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2073   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’.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Strange aroma- nuts, sweet caramel, and...urine? There’s something funky about the aroma. The body is red-brown and topped as most Samuel Smiths beers are, by a thick, puffy light tan head. Hmmm...I’m also picking up some raisin/tobacco in the aroma now. Sweet, sugary, somewhat nutty flavor (maybe I’m merely open to suggestion on that latter note), with a grassy, floral hops finish. Relatively thin-bodied. OK, now I’m getting some tobacco leaf in the flavor too, adding a touch of complexity to this otherwise single-note beer. Pretty good, but pretty standard for Sammy.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 bottled from 207th street wholesaler-smells nutty brown amber color. Cant put my finger on the tase but not that great. drinkable to say the least

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5316) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 A pretty and drinkable beer but really lacking character. I do not really see what all the fuss is about this one. +++Sampled from a 12 oz clear bottle this beer pours a medium brown with a small tan head. The scent is bitter and lightly nutty. The flavor is bitter, thin on the mouthfeel and weakly balanced. Not a whole lot to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Love this brew. Pours a nice brown a good sized head. Taste is sweet, nutty, malty and well balanced with some hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Very satisfying, enjoyable brew. Very smooth and drinkable. Highly recommended.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2004 Re Rated, tried a few bottles to make sure I didnt get a bad one. Rather uninspired. Much thinner than first rated after a bunch under my belt. Might be good for a starter into the world of micros, but not good overall Pours a amber/brown color. Caramel, malty nose. Nutty, but does not dominate. Medium body mouthfeel. Nothing exceptional, but good versus macro-options.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
its astringency or is it bitterness works to add to roast beef and patatoes meal. Haven’t done a sample but I bet UK reviewers rank this higher. Canadians can try a couple of more balanced lighter versions of this type such as Wellington’s. Brown colour looks like matter is there and suds on top look like dish soap. Also strong carbonation begs for food relief.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2004
Poured nicely, good head/lacing. Nice deep brown color. Balanced nicely.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2004
Bottle. Appearance= Very dark clear ruby/brick body, not black though. A medium off white head formed, and fell to a thin layer. Aroma= Wow!!, on of the best smelling beers I have ever had. Nutty roasted malt hit my nose along with mild bitter coffee overtones, just wonderful, might be the best part of the beer. Flavor= Nutty very balanced malt flavor hits you first, and then finishes with a creamy sophistication. Palate= Body is medium and the texture is creamy and soft. It leaves a roasty /nutty very satisfying flavor in you mouth. Outstanding Beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 19, 2004
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 Similar to Newcastle, but more flavorful and the head is more carbonated. Very malty and enjoyable. I will buy it again and again....and again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
Brown ale with a beige head. Nutty malt flavour with alcohol warmth coming through, Smoked peat taste, slightly lactic with a nice sweet finish. Medium bodied.


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