GSH1976 (189) - Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
About 15 years ago I sampled several Samuel Smith beers and enjoyed them all but times have changed.
Nut Brown Ale pours a dark amber with close to 2’’ of head that stayed for awhile and eventually left some lacing. Aroma is caramel and nuts. Taste follows the nose. Medium bodied with a dry finish. That isn’t much of a description but there really isn’t much for me to describe.
I think Samuel Smith is living off of its reputation earned when craft brewing was in its infancy. Although being very easy to drink there is nothing exceptional about this beer and the one word that comes to mind is bland.
plaugher (127) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle into a dimpled mug. Pours a deep chestnut brown with a light cream-coloured head. Light caramel and toffee aroma with a hint of nuts; rich, malty, hazelnutty flavor. Very tasty, revisiting one that has gone untasted for several years.
gegwilson (520) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in the Anchor, Guisborough. Chestnut coloured with a good cream head. Nutty malt flavour with caramel and toffee. Uncomplicated and drinkable.
jsmerig (1102) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear dArk reddish brown. Aroma of maple syrup. Taste is brightly toasted up front followed by a semi-sweet turn in the middle. This is interrupted by a sharp bitterness that balances out the malt and leaves a clean finish.
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harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle date: unk
A: pours brown, single finger of peanut head. Brilliant clarity. Spotty on cobweb lacing.
S: Hazelnut, caramel, praline, brown sugar. Good nose. Malts are sweet and easy. Slightest hints of metals.
T: Whoa, the metal is forefrontal. Sweet, subtle molasses and hazelnut falls in here. The beer is relatively simple, and surprisingly, there is a hint of alcohol, weird.
M: Medium to light with low carb. Mouth watering. Pretty good for the style. Used to a little more dry, and prefer this take.
O: Good beer. For brown ales, pretty much in the top rankings I’ve had. But I am not particularly impressed with the beer as a whole personally.
Serving type: bottle
Slubgob (168) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into goblet. Dark Amber/mahogany color, slightly off white head. Dark malt nose hint of chocolate. Full bodied malty body. Light cleansing hops in the misplaced. Lingering finish with chocolate notes. Quite good ale, and the best of the Samuel Smith line I’ve had thus far.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nuts, herbs, brown, pale, minimal head, white foam, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, soft carbonation,
martin00sr (156) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Livligt skum, frisk, blid carb. Let smag og mundfylde. En smule syre og bitterhed i eftersmagen. Imponerede ikke mig.
bosta (83) - SLOVENIA - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, 0.55l. Clear dark ruby brown color with a nice beige head.
Aroma is sweet (raisins) nad nutty with a hints of caramel and coffee.
Sweet malty taste with a little bit dry and bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is pretty thin, was expacting more. Good but not great.
hockeybeerguy (549) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown and leaves the same colored body that gives a spectacular one finger foamy off white head. Some nice spotty foamy lacing is observed. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising; the aroma has a fair amount of nuts, caramel malts up front, hops slightly in the background; the flavor is exactly the same; its fairly easy on the palate with a good creaminess all around; overall well worthy to come back to