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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1992   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’.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5542) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
another solid brown ale. The Palate is not overly pleasent... Not a very good shelf life either.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2002
Another Sam Smith winner. Very smooth and nutty.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2002
Bittersweet! Pours out with a deep nutty brown with a small head. Aroma was lacking with sweet hints. Taste hits quick with a bitterness which is imidiatly followed with a caramel sweetness and ends with a nutty aftertaste. Overall not bad but not the best I have had. Still have a case so I may re-rate later.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
My favorite brown ale. Good body with a great finish. Good blend of carmel and ’nut’.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2002
Smells and looks great but it is lacking something special in the taste. the hops do not show up, not even the little bit they should for the english style and the nuttiness is the predominant factor. very nutty and caramelly as has been commented by many people. nice and smooth to drink but there are others with more flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2002
How come I never like this beer as much as I ’should’? Sam Smiths is a great and traditional brewery and this is one of its classic products, so why don’t I like this more than Newcasle? Well the answer of course is taste and how true imported ales never seem to do very well. Always past its prime. Loss of flavor leaves this beer thin bodied and a bit cardboardy.


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