Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Sam Smith Nut Brown pours a deep brown glass with just enough head to get by. Sweet malty aroma and flavor with a hint of hops in the finish. A step up from Newcastle yet not spectacular either. An easy to drink Brown Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4212) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Bottle at Cittie of Yorke, Holborn, London. No real head, minor lacing. Wonderful red/brown colour, with a sweet, bready aroma. Delicious, sweet, malty, biscuity, gingery flavour. Full, balanced taste. This really is excellent stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Slightly skunked in the transparent glass contained. Medium head, decent lacing. Sweet malty nose. Flavor would be better without some of the skunk, nutty and sweet with some hints of roasted hops, very malty sweet. Terrific, reminds me of why I used to regard New Castle so highly, this one is clearly on another level.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2004
Brown, lightly carbonated, with a tight, slightly off-white head which fades to a light covering of bubbles. Good whiff of hops while pouring, but only very slight aroma from the glass. Bitter, slightly malty, drying, sparkling in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2004
Bottle. Aroma has a hint of nut. Taste is all nut, especially hazelnut. I think that spoiled it for me since I'm not a fan of hazelnuts. I won't hold the slight skunkiness against Sam Smith; I'll assume that was the bar's fault. Not great for me, but I'll give it another go just because it's Sammy Smith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
clear brown, beige head. nutty, toffee, burnt sugar, roasted malt aroma. flavour is malty and sweet with a hint of anise and earth. very nicely balanced brew. excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4917) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 9, 2004
A gorgeous beer. The nut flavor takes a long time to show up, which is fine by me. Does this company make a bad beer?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Garrat (1314) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2006 Computer says no.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2004
Clear deep red-brown color with light brown Nice caramel aroma, malty flavor with slight hoppy aftertaste, smooth feel, overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2004
Bottled, New York. Smooth amber colour with a slow settling creamy head. Lovely nut and malt aromas. Easy drinking, really smooth, filling the palate out completely, giving you full the full service. Samuel Smith’s was everywhere in New York. As were many other British and European beers. Good to see but this wasn’t initially on my list. The beers to follow were drunk in Ratebeerian hideouts and breweries (5 in all) in 3 states. NY,MAS, Main.

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