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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2156   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’.


3.5
   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 (4022) - 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 (3439) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
660 ml bottle. Deep brick red and clear. Tan lasting nice head. Slight carmel fruity aroma. Smooth carmel malt flavor. Nice body. A malt lover’s brew for sure. Slight hint of bitterness in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
This is a pretty good beer. Very enjoyable drink, as it goes down smooth and flavourful. I have only had it out of the bottle and would love to try it on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Slight fruitiness, caramel malt, sherry and wet cardboard in the aroma. Clear red-amber color, decent off-white head. Caramel and hazelnut in the flavor, just a hint of herbal hops, even finish. Medium-full body, pretty smooth. I’m glad I finally found an un-skunked bottle of this beer. A little oxidized, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Dark Coloring. Slightly Roasted Flavor. Not a bad brown ale at all. Not overly nutty like some tend to get.


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