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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2084   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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’.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2003
Deep amber red clear colour with a medium size medium lasting pale beige head. Medium bread and honey malt and faint metallic hops with hint of tobacco(?) aroma. Medium thin bodied. Faint canned metallic hoppy start. Medium rawish somewhat unbalanced malt and lighter stale bitter flavours. Some interesting aged wood and hint of smoked character. Medium strong bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2003 pours dark red/brown. slightly tan head. smells of caramel malt and nuts. tastes the same and is well balanced. still a quality brown

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Brown. Nut brown, some might say. Tan Head. Mellow walnut flavor and a rich, filling mouthfeel. Sooth mellow hop finish. Very English.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Red-amber color; thick and lumpy off-white head. Abundant and lively carbonation. Fragrance of molasses, nuts, and mulling spices. Flavor of caramel and toasted nuts with some welcome bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is soft and warm initially but leaves a thin coat on the palate. Excellent... for a brown ale, which isn't really my thing, but that ship may finally be turning with browns like this. Now where's that hop syringe of mine... I need a fix of IBU's.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Good transparent brown color,small tan head with a mild amount of staying power.Roasted malt aroma with a mild hop presence.Good roasty flavor with a mild nut character that fades to a watery malty mildly hoped after taste.pretty much just an ok brew nothing special.It could be that it is just old,clear glass does not a good brew make.It was worth trying but little else beyond that.

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 (2125) - 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 (3067) - 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.


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