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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1992   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’.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2003
I had the bottled version, drank it as a session beer. Roasted malt flavor is evident, has more flavor than other brown ales I have sampled.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Color is deep mahogany. Head it mediun, beige and quickly diminishing. Aroma is sweet and nutty. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and finishes slightly dry and carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2003
This one pours a fiery reddish color with a creamy pearl and beige head that lingered for quite a while. The aroma is filled with a mixture of fresh and stale hops and a hint of caramel malt. The taste is where it really comes through...very nice caramel malty ending..some nut, and a hint of chocolate in mid taste with a very long, dry, and drawn out aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel, fairly active carbonation for a brown ale...a hint of sourness in the finish..very good rich beer

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjw2000 (72) - USA - APR 30, 2003
Deep reddish-brown color with quickly diminishing tan head. Aroma seemed slightly skunked/light struck - not surprising considering the clear bottle. Nutty aroma detectable underneath. Fairly smooth with a slight tang in the middle. A rich nutty roasted flavor comes out most fully in finish - clean with a pleasant bitterness. Body a bit thinner than I might like.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 14, 2003
A passable brown ale, but I have the sneaking suspicion that if Smiths' would bottle this in brown glass, it would be much better. Wasn't skunky as such, but I am convinced that it was lessened in some way. As it is, this not as good as Newcastle on draft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2003
Deep amber brown. Lovely nose, nutty and roasty-sweet. Mouthfeel is watery at times, but carbonation seems to hold it... and malts come in near the finish to help out. Roasty, nutty, piney and earthy aroma. Drinkable and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
Not my type of brew, not enough going on with it. I was definitely expecting more from this Nut Brown Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: APR 13, 2003 Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Nice medium lasting beige head. There is lots of cocoa/chocolate in the nose. Some roastyness and fruit charachters. Flavour is chocolatish and slightly hoppy. Some spices notable. Nice bitterness in the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rauchbier (3606) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2003
Bottled. Chestnut red, good cream head and moderate condition. Initial toffee aroma becomes roasted before turning to hazelnut cookie dough. More roast barley and nuts in the taste along with caramel that lingers into the finish to be joined by a long spicy hop bitterness to keep you interested right to the end of the bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2003
Pour produced a stained Oak color with a medium head. Taste was full of flavor and went down smoothly with a slight afterbite. Good brew. Don't know if I agree with all of the high ratings, however.


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