Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2176   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Dark brown with moderately large head. Roasted nut aroma. Medium to full body, with as much chocolate as nut flavor. Very tasty, perhaps second only to Rogue in the brown category.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2004
The body is dark red to deep amber. On top is a nice thich head, although not very lasting. The aroma is some nuttiness, roasted malts and some metal. Taste is a slight sweetness, nuts, almond bitterness, a bit dry in the end. Decent beer, i had expected more sweetness and molasses from this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAR 8, 2004
Pours a nice deep amber with a good creamy head. Aroma of toasted malt, golden syrup and EKGs. Wonderfully balanced with a great finish. This brewery makes some of the best session beers in the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1093) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
Pours dark red/amber. Light aroma with hints of roast. Earthy nutty roast. Medium sweet with notes of spice and salt? Malts come out in the end with a touch of citus. Not terrific. And I love Sam Smith.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MagikLair (9) - Alexandria, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2004 does not count
Good tasting beer, but everytime I get this beer I get so thirsty from drinking it that I drink more. I love Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout (unfortunate my liquor store was out)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2006 Nice aroma, short lived head. Excellent reddish brown color. Nutty, malty flavour. Raisin and apple notes. Cloying sweetness. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2004
Lives up to the name brown ale. Was hoping for more complexity and personality from this one but it's ok.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2004
An intense burst of roasted nuttiness reaches my nostrils upon opening. Pours with a thick, creamy, billowy head, almost curdley. The color is a gorgeous dark brown. The taste is terrific! Sweeter and more intense than a Newcastle. A very, very English tasting Ale. Defined by its nuttiness, of course, especially walnut. Follows through with a smooth, smokey flavoring. A long lasting palate. A pleasure to drink. Near perfect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Excellent nutty flavor, that drops off too quickly. Slightly watery. Smooth and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5940) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
Bottle - Poured a clear brown colored beer with a medium head that has very little retention. Smells of hops is clearly present with a very subtle touch of nut sweetness. Taste is very ''creamy'' with again a sweet touch of hazelnut. Medium body with standard carbonation. Overall, this is a good beer but I would have enjoyed it more if the hazelnut taste had been more accentuated.

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