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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1969   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’.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Great roasty flavours, but clean on the palate. Wouldn’t it be wondeful to have 6 of these large bottles lined up in front of you! Unfortunately I only had one. Enjoy yours.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2002
A lighter brown - sweetish and nutty (duh) with a fresh bready backbone and a whiff of hops, but not interesting enough or strong enough to earn my top praise

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Roasty-toasty aroma - much like roasted nuts mingling with roasted malt. Clear brown color with minimal head and light carbonation. Nutty, roasty flavors with mild toffee and caramel. Clean, with no lingering aftertaste or discernable finish. No detectable hops. Nice, but not overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2514) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
MWBF 2002: (updated from a previously skunked sample). Deep nutty chocolate aroma. Caramel-nutty flavor and lingering caramel finish. Nice brown color with small head.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - OCT 12, 2002
the best

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2002
While this is one of the better ales I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing, it is the worst of the Sammy Smith’s offerings that I’ve sampled to date. Glowing amber color with very present malted nutty flavor. Puts a beer like Newcastle to shame...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2002
I really enjoyed this brown ale. I was impressed by the oatmeal stout from sam smith, but this stuff beat it out.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2002
very refreshing dark amber color, hints of roasting in the flavor, almost almond-like, great taste, smooth aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
One of the best brown ales out there. I enjoyed this mohogany beauty with a traditional English fish and chips dinner.


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