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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2077   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’.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2003
Clear red-brown colour with a strong tan head that leaves loads of great looking lace. Fresh & sweet malt aroma with a hint of hops. Good mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Smooth, nutty flavour with notes of hazelnut and chocolate, and a well balanced hoppy finish. Really nice stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (661) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2003
Aroma gives off a nice burst of hops and a light amount of malt. Looks a nice reddy brown so much so I didn't realise the bottle was clear. I love hazelnuts and certainly thought I could taste them to begin with but 40% of the way through it has given way to a slightly roasted malt flavour and good aftertaste of clean hop flavours. Higher carbonated than I think it should be.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Nutty, browny. Not my favorite style of beer, so I can't really judge it. Very rich and powerful. Hard to finish the whole bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2003
A superp beer alon with spicy Thai-food. Has a brownish color and a palate of hazelnuts. A short lasting head, but a long creamy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2062) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Comes in the (oh no) clear Sam Smith Bottle..same simple label. Well this certainly looks like a great beernice dark walnut brown with a largish off white creamy head..it went down fast bit laceing was good. Smell thank goodness is nice and fresh..malty and nutty..simple yet well done. MM this is a delicious beer..low alcohol yet the taste is luxuriant..nice and creamy..with a full malt profile..finishes with nice nuttiness( pecan..maybe black walnut)..nice semi bitter aftertatse. Very nice on the tongue..creamy. an exceptionally drinkable Nut Brown..wonderful stuff..how do the English put so much flavour into such medium strength beers?

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2003
Rich amber hue. Large pillowy light brown head. Slight roasted, earthy aroma with hints of apple which also lightly translates into the flavour. Roasted flavour. Dry finish ... decent slight creamy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2003
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Brown colour, slightly translucent (sp?) Very strong lasting head. Aroma is light, slightly sweet with a veritable malt presence. Taste is sweet, malty, little or no hop bitterness, with a definite nut taste. Very roasty and warm - good on a cold fall / winters day. Nice session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2003
This offering from Seldom Seen Smith is true to its' name: this beer is both brown and nutty. More brown than nutty, actually, but the light-ish medium body and smooth malty goodness make me want to sell the ranch, move to Kansas, and have a nice cold Schultheiss out on the porch with Old Granddad. This one definitely slaps Lieutenant Calley right on the palm of his face. Just what your mother ordered.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 Cleary orange brown with ruby highlights and a medium diminishing frothy light brown head. Aroma of dried apple, bread, hazelnut, caramel and plum. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of walnut, hazelnut, dried apple, toasted bread and plum with a hint of spice. Very refreshing, could be a decent session beer. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Aroma of nuts, mild cinnamon, and dough. Nice lightly roasted malt and nutty flavor. Palate is a touch watery. Medium body.


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