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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’.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GBZ59 (1129) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
Botella de 330ml. Copa Pokal. Color cobre con tintes marrones y esponjosa corona beige con bastante buena retención. Aromas florales, de leve sulfuro y pasas redondeados por notas de chocolate por detrás. Entrada vivaz con sabores caramelizados y chocolateados que aportan una sensación balsámica. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación medio/baja. Textura sedosa. Final seco y leves toques de frutos secos en el retrogusto. Bien equilibrada, de trago fácil y deliciosa!! 330ml bottle. Footed Pokal glass. Brownish copper color headed by beige foam showing good retention. Floral, banana, very low sulfur & slight raisin aromas rounded by chocolate notes on the back. Crispy upfront, caramelized & chocolaty flavors providing balsamic sensation. Medium body. Medium-low carbonation. Silky texture. Dry finish & slight dried nuts on the aftertaste. Well balanced, easy drinkable & delightful beer!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
generallee08 (680) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
It builds a thick and foamy head with a creamy tan color over a dark reddish brown body. The body has good clarity and some visible carbonation. The head has very good retention, lasting until the last sip, and it leaves light tan lacing on the glass. The aroma has a strong malty character with notes of mixed nuts and mild hops. It has a malty, sweet bread character that’s doughy and nutty. The presence of hops is mild and only noticeable towards the finish. Its carbonation is mild and the body is about medium making the texture smooth and creamy. This is a very enjoyable brown ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (3175) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
355ml bottle. BB nov 14. Dark brown in color, lacing, light brown head. Bready, sugary sweet, nutty aroma. Flavor has dark bread, sweetness, toasted malt, hops. Dry finish. Sweetish. Not really to my liking. Sweet dark bread I don´t like.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
Un liquide roux limpide qui a une mousse respectable, qui n’a cependant pas beaucoup de prestance et réussi quand même à baver une dentelle lorsqu’elle se résorbe. Un nez de fraîcheur, en fait, de journée venteuse où on arrive à sentir peu d’odeurs. Il y a quelque chose qui peut ressembler à du caramel, qui lui est en harmonie avec du malt et des écailles de noix. Plus intéressant en bouche, avec une amertume bien douce et des saveurs poivrées. Les noix sont palpables sur la langue et procurent un bel apport au gouter. Une légère acidité vient un peu brouiller les cartes. M.A. Mars 2015 (1073-140514)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (189) - - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Dobbies Newcastle. Pours dark brown colour. Rich, strong flavours make this a nice late night beer

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marulla (69) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Pours nice dark amber colour, malty aroma, but other than that it’s pretty boring. Nuts come out a little bit with the bitterness. Boring, generally

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkellund42 (548) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Bottle. Pours clear nutty reddish brown with small white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisins and dried figs. Taste is initial light sweet, then medium bitter, medium sweet and light acidic. Body is oily with lively carbonation. Finish is long and bitter/sweet with notes of caramel, nuts, dried fruit, milk chocolate and chalk. Very well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1085) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2014
Aroma: bread malts, very light caramel. Appearance: clear dark brown, small beige frothy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: light bodied, light carbonation, bitters remain light and refreshing, slightly intensifying towards the average-long finish. Overall: a very pleasant Brown Ale, on the light side, yet very refreshing. Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Kensington.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from bottle - lighter brown in color . Faint nutty aromas . Taste is well balanced , slight bitter hop note . Quick sharp finish . Good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (222) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2014
I’ve been looking forward to try this brew for a while, and it does not disappoint! Pours a beautiful brown amber color, solid off-white head. Aroma is roasty malt and caramel sweetness, anticipates the taste. The taste is excellent, malty, earthy bitterness, nutty, all as promised. Highlight is the strong flavor intensity! Finishes clean and dry, with a strangely satisfying mustiness. Didn’t notice any hoppy notes but I don’t mind that for this style. The only detractions are for a thin body and light mouthfeel that seems out of proportion with the full flavor. Overall a classic English brown ale, more flavorful than most.


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