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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2065   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’.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - OCT 12, 2002
the best

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2002
While this is one of the better ales I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing, it is the worst of the Sammy Smith’s offerings that I’ve sampled to date. Glowing amber color with very present malted nutty flavor. Puts a beer like Newcastle to shame...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2002
I really enjoyed this brown ale. I was impressed by the oatmeal stout from sam smith, but this stuff beat it out.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2002
very refreshing dark amber color, hints of roasting in the flavor, almost almond-like, great taste, smooth aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Discofish (152) - USA - SEP 28, 2002

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2002
One of the best brown ales out there. I enjoyed this mohogany beauty with a traditional English fish and chips dinner.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Even though the bottle I got looks like it was around since the 70’s, this was a very tasty Ale. It has a strong nutty flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (1381) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2002
A very good beer but mostly disappointing due to the general quality of Samuel Smith’s Beer in general and the fact that this is my favorite style. Good color, good nutty aroma, good full flavor, but it was just missing the added kick that usually puts Sam Smith on the top of the brewing world, you know?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
007lund (92) - Ann Arbor, USA - SEP 22, 2002
Beautiful color, rich aroma, great head, and fantastic body. Strong taste of nuts. An excellent brown ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2002
This is a great brown ale, full of flavor and very nutty. Nice color and head. Has much more character than the standard Newcastle brown ale.


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