Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2172   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
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Nice caramel aroma, deep red-brown color with light brown head, malty flavor with slight hoppy aftertaste, smooth feel, overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Clear mahoganey color with a small light brown head. Aroma of caramel, malts, and nuts. Flavor is malty and slightly fruity up front followed by a nice nuttiness and a slightly hoppy bitter finish. Very solid nut brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2003
A very easy to drink brown ale. Kind of like a more flavorful Newcastle. Nice notes of coffee, nuttiness, and caramel. Not much in the line of hop bitterness though. Although average for a Sam Smith's, it is better than a lot of beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2003
POW! This one really hits you. Dark amber color with a good aroma. Big flavor good mouth feel and a big finish. You better be ready when you try this one. A great example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Dark brown witha a large, rocky and creamy head that takes its time to recede... leaving some nice lace. Roasted malt aroma. Taste is of hazlenuts and carmel with a nice mouthfeel. Left a slightly bitter aftertaste, but I'm not disappointed... this is good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2003
Clear red-brown colour with a strong tan head that leaves loads of great looking lace. Fresh & sweet malt aroma with a hint of hops. Good mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Smooth, nutty flavour with notes of hazelnut and chocolate, and a well balanced hoppy finish. Really nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (729) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2003
Aroma gives off a nice burst of hops and a light amount of malt. Looks a nice reddy brown so much so I didn't realise the bottle was clear. I love hazelnuts and certainly thought I could taste them to begin with but 40% of the way through it has given way to a slightly roasted malt flavour and good aftertaste of clean hop flavours. Higher carbonated than I think it should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Nutty, browny. Not my favorite style of beer, so I can't really judge it. Very rich and powerful. Hard to finish the whole bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2003
A superp beer alon with spicy Thai-food. Has a brownish color and a palate of hazelnuts. A short lasting head, but a long creamy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Comes in the (oh no) clear Sam Smith Bottle..same simple label. Well this certainly looks like a great beernice dark walnut brown with a largish off white creamy head..it went down fast bit laceing was good. Smell thank goodness is nice and fresh..malty and nutty..simple yet well done. MM this is a delicious beer..low alcohol yet the taste is luxuriant..nice and creamy..with a full malt profile..finishes with nice nuttiness( pecan..maybe black walnut)..nice semi bitter aftertatse. Very nice on the tongue..creamy. an exceptionally drinkable Nut Brown..wonderful stuff..how do the English put so much flavour into such medium strength beers?

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