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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2065   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 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 (10788) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2004
Not bad, but I was let down. I have just grown to expect so many good things from Sam Smith, that I may of been asking too much from this one. The pour was okay, not much head or lacing. Color was an wxcelent dark amber, quite inviting. The taste is where the let down came. I was expecting a robust flavor, but it was very thin. Almost no mouthfeel. The flavor was slightly nutty and toffe, but watered down tasting. Finish was good with a spicy flavor that hung on to the tongue. Like I said, not a bad beer, but a little bit of a let down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mehmet22 (35) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 Bottle. Thin tan head. Deep amber/red color. Malty, with distant hops and a bitter finish. Noisy nose with butterscotch, walnut and copper. Smooth palate, minus a malty-bitter finish. A wonderful Brown Ale with a great color.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 7, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a brown color medium-sized tan head. Has a nice balance of malt, hops, and nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
Nice brown color. Aromas of nuts, malt, and slight hops. Tastes like malt, hazlenuts, and slightly dry. Finishes strong, crisp, and smooth. Not as sweet as other nut browns I've had, but that seems to be the British style, and is not a complaint. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoidberg (25) - USA - APR 6, 2004
The ale does, indeed, pour nut-brown with a really nice head. Aroma is somewhat fruity and hoppy with traces of caramel. Wonderfully smooth drinking, big thick, malty body.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2004
Not much aroma really. Slightly cidery with a touch of malt, raspberries and some other fruit. Lightly sweet maltiness, caramel, light bitterness, slightly vinous. Good appearance, though pretty light for a brown ale, low carbonation and nice mouthfeel. OK, but boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2004
Back to my favorite style, at least lately. Sweet citrus smell eminates from the glass. A clean liquid sweet taste follows. I drank my glass and wondered where it all went. Would recommend this one to friends

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DUbrew (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2004
This is a great brown. The color and head are perfect and scream "drink me". The taste is great, yet it could be stronger. Great brown overall.


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