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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2038   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’.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Very tasty beer, quite complex yet drinkable. Not a good example of the Northern English Brown style - ratings would be much lower compared to the BJCP style guidelines. a: heavy cherry notes in the aroma, with tint of caramel. Light butterscotch aroma (diacetyl). Subtle hoppy aroma (english variety - fuggles?). a: poured light brown, crystal clear. Poured with solid, off-white head with good retention. t: Light cherry notes shine through, especially at the finish. Very sweet up front, but dries out well to leave a nice dry finish, appropriate for style. Pleasant, dynamic journey. Little hop character. p: medium-light body, moderate carb. Not astringent at all. o: very interesting beer, complex flavors and aroma make for a nice drinking experience. Would like to see a bit more hop character shine through.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geophagus (302) - 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 (302) - 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 (564) - - 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 (793) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (541) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Still probably my favorite nut brown. Delivers on both taste and nostalgia. Good flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rodriguez (312) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 4, 2015
Amber with medium low carbonation, light caramel and chocolate aroma and flavor, the nutty character is very subtle. Well attenuated, dry and crispy. A good beer, good brown ale, English style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erzengel (3975) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
Toll malzig-nussiges Bier. Nicht zu süß, schön trocken-malzig mit tollem nussigen Unterton. Schöne Ale-characteristik, leicht herber, nussig-malziger Nachgeschmack. Lecker!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle @ home. Dark brown in color, lacing, light brown head. Bready, sugary sweet, nutty aroma. Flavor has dark bread, sweetness, toasted malt, hops. Dry finish. Sweetish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
foyle (271) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy off white head that slowly recedes with moderate lacing. Color is a mostly clear light brown with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma: rich roasted malts, caramel, nuts, earthy hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, frothy, with a wet finish. Flavor: terrific combination of roasted malts, sweet caramel, ripe fruit, and a definite nuttiness. There are some tangy and earthy hops in the backbone. Overall: a world class beer for sure. Perhaps the standard by which all other English style Nut Brown’s should be judged.


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