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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2073   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’.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2051) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3771) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2003
It isn't common that my wife and I disagree so notably about a beer. From her first gulp she said it was "foul" with an "aroma and flavor like that of novicaine at the dentist". I, on the other hand, enjoyed the obviously nutty aroma, which becomes like a bowl of caramel candies as it warms, and a flavor that is mildly sweet, deeply caramel-tinged, and with hints of wood, nuts, and chocolate. The appearance is good: brown like a piece of furniture, with cola-like carbonation on my glass (an English pint glass)(this being a negative quality actually), and an irregular, large head that clings to to the glass as it dissipates moderately quickly. The palate makes this reasonably drinkable, with carbonation keeping life in a passably smooth/creamy body. Not the greatest beer in the world, but a good brown ale, despite the risks you take with a clear glass bottle (fortunately mine showed no sign of problems).

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - NOV 1, 2003
Lager-like hoppy aroma (that is not a compliment) with a fine color of polished wood. Smooth and slightly creamy, though underwhelming flavor and finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4388) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2003
Reddish brown ale with a lightly hopped aroma and malty hopped flavour. Overall a basic hopped ale with hints of sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Poured a rich brown color, small head, disappeared rapidly. Very nice aroma of nut and malt. Great taste, and a pleasant finish. Excellent beer.


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