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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2062   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (208) - Padova, ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
ASPETTO: mogano abbastanza scuro con riflessi rubino, schiuma fine, poco abbondante e poco resistente. AROMA: caramelloso e fruttato, note di marzapane. Molto invitante. GUSTO: vari sapori, tra i quali emergono caramello, marzapane, frutta secca. Emerge anche un acidulo che si sente. A lungo andare è leggermente stucchevole al palato, con un corpo tendente un po’ all’acquoso. Carbonizzazione bassa. CONCLUSIONE: buona birra, veramente piacevole. Peccato per la sua "acquosità" e lieve acidità che un po’ stona, altrimenti le avrei dato sicuramente più punti.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (89) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle, 550 ml. Pours dark brown/ruby with a finger of cream coloured head. Moderate lacing. Rather spicy on the nose, with the likes of nutmeg, vanilla and coriander at the forefront of a solid caramel and brown sugar malt base with plenty of almonds. A few dark fruits, milk chocolate and even a bit of navy rum also make appearances. Lots going on here. Wholemeal bread and muscavado sugar dominate the taste, with the spicy and nutty edges sticking around though perhaps less distinctively so. Finish is very dry with further nutty elements, more specifically walnut and hazelnut now. Body is decent medium with oily texture and average carbonation; no complaints here.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (222) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a deep mohagany with fiery highlights, few carbs and topped by a finger or so of tanned foamy/creamy head. Retention is medium-low and I got some spotted lacing. The nose explodes with nutty malts, toffee, caramel, dark honey. The hops come through with a floral element. As for taste, the brew is nutty backed by a sharp burnt toast where the hops express a nice earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium dense and the brew finishes with the previously mentioned bitter hops. Pretty nice product but with its low ABV, look for a fresh bottle and don’t age it. Cheers!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (444) - ITALY - FEB 1, 2015
355ml bottle. Pours hazy reddish amber with one finger of fine textured creamy light beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, molasses and yes, some nuttiness along some light dark fruits and vegetal notes. Taste is similar with the initial sweetness balanced by a mild final dry bitterness. Nuts and dark fruits again. Light to medium body, medium carbonation.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brandon1989 (401) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
One of my personal favorite beers. This beer pours a dark amber/red color with a thick khaki head. There is a lot of streaming bubbles. The aroma is burnt wood, dark fruits, malty, nuttiness, sweet, caramel, brown sugar, and breadiness. The taste is creamy hazelnut, dark roasted malts with very little bitterness at the end. This beer is sweet but not too much and also has a rich hazelnut and brown sugar flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geophagus (446) - Lubin, POLAND - JAN 27, 2015
(Bottle 0.55l , half o bottle) Clear, brown colour with dark red flashes. Off white, medium sized, medium fast falling head. Medium body, low to medium carbonation, watery texture. Aroma: Medium sweet, mostly malty, caramel,toasted malts, bready, slightly hoppy, herbal, earthy aromas. Taste is malty, light sweet with toasted notes, medium strong nuts, soft caramel. Nuts in short to medium long finish. Mineral mouthfeel, toasted aftertaste. Pleasant malty beer, mostly toasted, very easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (370) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Not quite sure what the fuss is about this stuff. It’s got a nice nutty/toffee aroma, but it’s also kind of watery, and has way more mineral taste than I’d like. Decent but kinda blah

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmy01 (31) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2015
Good white head that persists. Moderate carbonation. Sweet toffee aroma. Taste- balanced sweetness, toffee & caramel. low-mod bitter finish. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (567) - - JAN 10, 2015
550 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark golden brown with lasting light tan head and thick lacing. Aroma is mild and sweet: malty, with a hint of roasted nuts. Flavor is same, with malt dominating upfront, and nutty character in the finish. Thin to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, malty sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1049) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
550 mL bottle poured. Love these uniformed bottles by the way. Pours a copper color with a lasting head. Super sweet candy malt aroma. Flavor is really mild. Slightly nutty, not quite as much as I expected. Dry malt finish. Another pretty good beer from these guys. Enjoyed it.


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