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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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’.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Beautiful, warm, welcoming brown beer with classic head. A hint of toffee/hazelnut in the aroma. The flavor is subperbly smooth with classically refined bitter nut tones. Beautiful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Translucent,brown with a big,pillowy,tan head. Rich malt aroma,with underlying nutty,and herbal hops. Good mouthfeel and perfect carbonation. Caramel,nutty flavors fill the mouth.Slightly sweet and hoppy(herbal) finish.Excellent creamy mouthfeel,and the subtle,flavors are inviting as well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4609) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2003
Quality in every way, except for the clear bottle. Excellent mouth feel. Deep brown/red colour. Light head with good lacing. Good flavour of light nuts, malt and hops. The big bottle is empty way too fast as is the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Deep copper pour. Small head. very tight lacing fell fast. Nice light nutty aroma, caramel. Starts nutty and sweet, nice. Finishes smooth with a very slight bitter end. very slight. a pleasent drink.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2003
The mix between the creaminess and nuts didn’t do it for me. Looks very nice—big, quickly dissipating white head. The hoppy smell in the glass wasn’t borne out by the taste. I felt the malt was overbalanced, and that it took away from the great astringent nut taste. It felt disjointed. Mouthfeel was nice and solid and the finish was clean but not bitter enough. Good but lacking in some areas.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2003
A solid nut brown ale. Good flavor; smooth and drinkable. I was hoping for a little more given the cost.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
krdktq (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2003
THIS ALE HAD GOOD COLOR WITH A NICE FIRM HEAD. ONE OF THE BETTER IMPORTED ALES OUT THERE WITH NO RUFF EDGES. VERY DRINKABLE. A LITTLE EXPENSIVE

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a huge, frothy beige head and a a dark brown body. Nose of roasted malt, nut and caramel. Sweet malt flavour with slight bitter finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2003
Huge, frothy beige head with beautiful lacing. Body is brown and transparent. Aroma combines nuts, caramel, licorice and roasted malts. The flavour starts sweet with a strong presence of nuts and finishes with a dryer and bitter note. Very smooth but not overly tasty. A nutlovers dream though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Not bad, not good. A very ordinary beer. Metallic finish, fairly bland otherwise. Looks very nice in a pint glass. Stick with the Oatmeal Stout.


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