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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 2029   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
I have had great samples, sometimes rather nuanaced, bu not often enough to keep me from thinking this is ultimately overpriced for what is often a prune-beer light.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Publican (16) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2002
reddish brown apperance with a rapidly disapering head slight nut taste almost no aftertaste and a very thin body

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2002
I found this beer to be very enjoyable. Hazy iced-tea appearance with rapidly dissipating head. Has a very creamy and nutty taste. The hops balance this brew out perfectly.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 4/7/02: slight skunky aroma at first but in time turned into a nice roasted nut aroma, very nutty in flavor, and perfect color for a brown ale, an exceptional brown ale
Re-Rate 8/30/02: Wow this was one of my first ratings..a fabulous nutty brown ale with english nuts raining down like golf ball sized hail..hits you wam bam right in the head!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Re-Rate 11/19/02: The beer pours a translucent deep garnet to brown color, the head preposterously large, the texture creamy smooth, the lace a fine lattice, to coat the glass, both a light tan color. Malt dominates the nose, nutty sweet, hints of caramel, the start sweet, the top middling. The finish is sparingly carbonated perfectly hopped, dry malt aftertaste. A decent brew all around as far as I am concerned, but not one I try very often?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2002
A great nut brown ale from an awesome brewer. A raisiny, almost liquor-like finish after an earthy body. True to form: nutty, brown and incredible.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2002
Decent enough, but I think I prefer Newcastle over this stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - NOV 8, 2002
Nice medium brown color, drinks easily, I couldn’t really notice the hops that I have come to love in ales...but overall not a bad ale.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2002
after drinking this brew, I shook my head and gazed at the Bells Best Brown bottle on my shelf wishing Sammy Smith’s tasted as good.. Nice try sammy..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2002
Bottled. In my opinion not as good as it’s reputation would suggest - not a touch on cask beer.


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