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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1978   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’.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
This is my idea of a great session beer. Not very heavy but just packed with flavor. Malty,nutty with a hint of sweetness and it ends very clean.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2002
I found this to be a bit drab. There was almost no head, or even aroma, to speak of. The flavors were well balanced, but very light. It is quite smooth, but tasted almost watered down. I was a bit disappointed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2002
One of my all-time favorites. Clean buttery, nutty taste. Sort of caramel-like as well. Often imitated, never duplicated!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2002
this is a pretty good beer. but to me it just doesn’t seem like a great beer. its well balanced and the hop and malt flavors come through. however even as it warms a little it still seems to lack oomph.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARMed (597) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2002
One of my favorite ales! Very smooth and refreshing after each taste. Not bitter or harsh at all, rather exceptionally smooth. A carmel flavor with just the perfect amount of carbonation. Perfect to drink while viewing a beautiful Bermudian sunset while smoking a wonderful cigar with the woman of your dreams! Nothing gets better than this.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2002
What the hell...mine was like brown tap water. Looked pretty..smelled hoppy....but that only takes me so far especially when it tastes just like watered down iced tea. There was NO nut flavors whatsoever, and nothing discernible to make it a brown ale other than color. Since i blew 10 bucks on a 4 pack the rest better not be this bad (once i get around to them)...not what i expected/hoped.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2007 Rerate Dark copper pour, decent head. Caramel, toasty aroma. Toffee, caramel, nutty flavor. Thickish mouthfeel - hint of metal on the back end. Still solid though. Original 4.2 The pour of the thick creamy head was a sign of things to come. Good nutty flavor and crisp fresh aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2002
The nutty flavor was nice, and a bit sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 28, 2002
Beautiful reddish brown color with a thick tan head. The aroma is full of roasted nuts and bitter hops. The taste is extremely crisp and refreshing. Tastes like roasted nuts with a crisp bitterness that leaves the mouth feeling clean. Great social drinking beer. One of my favorites!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
bright/dark amber; medium head. medium thick taste, the hops are kind of caramel sweet, but not as sweet/nutty as some browns; decent hops helps a lot.


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