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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’.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2004
This beer has a very dark appearance with an off white rocky head. Pleasant roasty sweet aroma with some alcoholic presence. The mouthfeel is at first watery but flavours galore are apparant. Burnt pie crust, roasted malts, and smoky nuttiness are readily discernable. The brew starts sweet but ends a little bitter. There exists a copious amount of Lacing on the glass. For such a watery conconction and to pull off everything that I have mentioned I am sure is not an easy task. Kudos to Sam Smith and Co. This beer accomplishes a true balance between a hardy beer and a very drinkable potion that can be had again and again and again . Salud!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2004
Clear reddish-brown with a huge tan head. Sweet roasted, nutty, malt aroma. Roasted, nutty taste. Sweet to start with a light bitter aftertaste. Samuel Smith’s has always been one of my favorite brewing companies (we go back a long way) and the Nut Brown is on of my favorite beers brewed by them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2004
Dark red/brown, ok head. Aroma from nuts and cherry. Flavor is creamy and nutty with a mild and pleasant finish. A very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2004
Not much bad to say about this beer. It say’s drink me as all the Sam Smith’s do. Very little hoppy taste. Malty and yummy. I like this beer a bit warmer then recommended. Very light and easy on the palate...watery finish. No lingering aftertaste. Only negative is that I just drank my last one!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 3, 2004
bottled: ive had this several times. last week at a crowded bar. i could see him hiding throught the glass dooor of the fridge it was way in the back, probably been there for years. ya know this is a bud crowd. but i refreshed myself with this old classic. may have been a little off due to age?? some tin characteristics and hazelnuts. malt sweet ...little to no hop character this time. much better then that newcastle crap. its time to darken the bottles samuel...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (16899) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 Amber, red/brown, with a nice offwhite head. Has a nice aroma from nuts, malts and some toffee. Flavor is hoppy and from citrus and then turns malty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - JUN 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 A superb ale. Goes down easy with a chewy nutty and malty taste. Better than any other nut brown I’ve tried. I wish it wasn’t so expensive. (And with a beer of this quality, Samuel Smith’s should really opt for the brown bottles).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 (on bottle)Yeah, what´s with the clear bottles from this brewery? A classic brew this time and a good one too. A lot of hazelnut in the nose and maybe some burnt ones too in there. Small head, dark brown, but clear color. No doubt that this is an impressive taste, for an malts-only beer, but that´s about it. A bit to the bitter side in the ending, but the aftertaste does seem to sweeten half way through the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2004
This is a tasty brown ale. Chestnut in color with fizzy white head. Toasted malty rich flavor with toffee, and a pleasant nuttiness. Bready mouthfeel. Good after taste. This is impressive coming from a clear bottle. Overall, another fine one sam smith!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
A pretty good brown, very nice balance to it. About the same as Newcastle, but not nearly as sweet.


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