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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1969   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’.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Dark brown, lighter brown head. Roasted and nutty aroma. Flavor of roasted malt and nuts. A tiny bit too thin, but all in all a good brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2003
Dark chestnut brown. Substantial, light brown head. Nice slightly roasty, nutty nose. Medium body. Rich nutty flavour w/ a slight roastiness. Also some pepper, light fruit (pears?) & chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2003
I thought this was good, and it lived up to my expectations. Definately a good brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaBeer1972 (1260) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Lighter in color than most American Browns I've been trying lately. Almost clearish and reddish. I hate hazelnuts, but fortunately I cannot really detect them here. This is truely a bump up the notch from say, a Newcastle for you Brown Ale virgins out there. I think the last time I had this, I almost poured it, but now as I become used to more flavor in my browns, this one rings true. Still, not as good as Brooklyn's Brown, which has been the one to aim at for me lately...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Initially slightly sharp, but mellows in the mouth. A great beer for drinking with a big comfortable dinner. Deep reddy/brown colour looks wonderfully inviting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2003
Deep amber red clear colour with a medium size medium lasting pale beige head. Medium bread and honey malt and faint metallic hops with hint of tobacco(?) aroma. Medium thin bodied. Faint canned metallic hoppy start. Medium rawish somewhat unbalanced malt and lighter stale bitter flavours. Some interesting aged wood and hint of smoked character. Medium strong bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2003 pours dark red/brown. slightly tan head. smells of caramel malt and nuts. tastes the same and is well balanced. still a quality brown

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Brown. Nut brown, some might say. Tan Head. Mellow walnut flavor and a rich, filling mouthfeel. Sooth mellow hop finish. Very English.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Red-amber color; thick and lumpy off-white head. Abundant and lively carbonation. Fragrance of molasses, nuts, and mulling spices. Flavor of caramel and toasted nuts with some welcome bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is soft and warm initially but leaves a thin coat on the palate. Excellent... for a brown ale, which isn't really my thing, but that ship may finally be turning with browns like this. Now where's that hop syringe of mine... I need a fix of IBU's.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Good transparent brown color,small tan head with a mild amount of staying power.Roasted malt aroma with a mild hop presence.Good roasty flavor with a mild nut character that fades to a watery malty mildly hoped after taste.pretty much just an ok brew nothing special.It could be that it is just old,clear glass does not a good brew make.It was worth trying but little else beyond that.


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