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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
libertine (340) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2012
pours brown with a nice tan head.aroma is nutty and malty.flavor is also nutty and malty but with a dry hoppiness.medium carbonation,medium body and has a slightly dry finish.solid all around and oh so drinkable


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1246) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2016
From a bottle. Pours brown (surprise) with a Vegemite and hazelnut aroma, minimal head, sweet caramel flavours with a yeastie finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma malt, nuts, & some caramel; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and some chocolate; Good brown ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, treacle and dried leaves. Flavour of tea, salted caramel and nuts. Medium body with a slick mouthfeel. Light fizz. Impressive balance and complexity. I’d love to try this on cask.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mfhennig (223) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Clear brown, nice tan head. Malty, nutty aroma. Not a lot going on flavor wise, mildly bitter finish. Texture was thin and watery. Disappointing beer, but then again, I’ve never had a brown/nut brown ale that was worked for me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buckeyes2010 (3) - - FEB 1, 2016 does not count
The aroma is close to perfect for this English style Brown ale. Very earthy, delicate and roasty nose. The appearance is a clear btown in color. The taste is exactly what I think of in a English beer and a Nut Brown ale. Very, roasty taste with hints of nuts and caramel. It’s got a moderate amount of thickness in body. Overall, this is a world class Brown ale from a world class brewery. My go to English Tavern beer and brown ale. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes the malty Brown ales

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a brown clear beer with a nice amount of off white head on top. Aroma is cookie, slight roasty, big hint of caramel and some earthy notes. Flavor is moderately sweet, loads of roast and toasty notes, A bit thin in the mouthfeel, yet the flavor is quite full. Aftertaste is long and mildly sweet, carbonation is really soft. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stef73 (466) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
De couleur cuivre avec eaucoup everfesssance avec col blanc .on n’a des notes de malt caraméliser avec note de noisette . En bouche c est mélangé des deux mais là noisettes est très présente en bouche le Caramel vient complémenter le tout . C’est une Biere correcte

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klaing (192) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Too dark to tell appearance but has Thin head. Aroma is pungent of dried fruits and a good Côte de Rhone. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Taste is on the high notes of the malt with a clean dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (707) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is raisins, plums, some spicy / yeasty bits. Taste is prune juice, dark fruits...a bit tinny. Was expecting something more woody. Sorry old horse.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidAust (145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2016
550ml bottle into a glass. Great aroma of toffee and raisins but didn’t get the nuts that was promised. Could easily be me. Dark reddish hue with an off white heading towards tan. Flavour was lighter than expected and middle of the road. Minimal sweetness and far less malty or nutty than expected. Plate was a bit weak and short. Expected better.


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