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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2029   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’.


2.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Smells skunked! That is my first impression and it wasn't a good one. The beer itself tasted fine though. Smooth, clean malty taste. I just wish Sam Smith would go with brown bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Samuel Smith is consistently satisfying. Pours nicely with a rich brown color, and a creamy head that lasts till the last sip, leaving a nie foam on the wall of the glass. A full bodied ale, with a smooth mouth feel. The aftertastse is both nutty and nicely hopped and ends with a nice lingering blend of malt and nut. Another great beer form Samuel Smith (I still prefer the Oatmeal Stout over any SS beers I have tried).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2003
what a great brown ale. i was sketchy on getting brown ales since i had new castle a while ago- but now i realize what a poor beer new castle actually is. this brown ale blows new castle horse piss out of the water. nice smell, great taste, long lasting head. a typical great beer by SS.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jek803 (41) - USA - JUL 30, 2003
I am very impressed with any Samuel Smith I try...this was no exception. It poured a beautiful red/brown color. Little head that quickly settled. Smooth, medium mouth-feel, malty with an almost buttery finish. I enjoyed this one very much.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2003
Good easy drinking ale but then again all the sam smiths that I have tried so far have been just that.Good colour,nice malt taste with a bit of caramel and a chalky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goondawg (3) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2003 does not count
This tasting came from a 550 ml bottle. the aroma is that of toasty caramel with a slight burnt smell. The color is a nice reddish brown. The flavor is tasty and complex. Caramel dominates. Earthy flavor. Roasty. Lingering roast. Pleasing aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Another fine brew from Sammy Smith. Smooth, easy to drink, smells lovely. Never had a bad beer from this family of brews.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Medium brown with very little head. Malt aroma with hints of yeast. Flavor is slightly sweet with may a hint of nut (or perhaps that's the power of suggestion). I didn't notice the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
I like brown ales but not nut browns. Untill now. This is a very lovely beer. Good taste and it's good for any occasion.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Light to medium reddish brown; thick, creamy head with good lacing; nutty aroma. Having been impressed with Samuel Smith brews in the past, I may have been expecting too much -- though an easy drinking beer, the hops were a bit overpowering for the style. Aside from that and an unpleasant aftertaste that was stong for only a few seconds, the ale had nice malty, nutty, and caramel flavors.


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