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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1986   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenjohn (88) - Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
Pours a nice nut brown color. Aroma is of caramel malt, hazelnuts, fruit and spices. Taste is caramel sweetness with nuts at the beginning followed by a nice bitterness. Body is medium with good drinkability.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle at 28 Springs. Pours medium brown with two fingers of head. Aroma is slight roast nutty slight maltiness. Flavor follows. Slightly bitter. Nice beer. Medium to light bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-10-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance- Pours a light brown- mahogany color with a big off white head. The head has a great level of retention hanging around for quite some time with it very slowly fading to give a great level of lacing. Smell - The aroma is of a malty and nut aroma. The malty aroma is mostly of a brown bread nature and is complimented well by a caramel and toffee sweetness smell. The nut smell is a nice blend of a walnut and almond aroma which when combined with the sweet smells creates a great nut brown aroma overall. Taste – The taste starts out with some sweet caramel and a malty flavor of a brown bread nature. Nutty flavors of a mostly walnut nature become more and more prevalent as the taste advances. An almost cider like flavor also develops more toward the middle of the taste. This results in a sweetening of the beer, which over time then starts to fade as the caramel and toffee loss some ground. A grassy and earthy hop flavor come to the taste at the end, bittering the taste ever so slightly. With the lessening of some of the sweetness that was originally upfront, a bready, walnut, and lightly grassy hop flavor are left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is a little on the thinner side with a carbonating level that is on the below average to average side. Not bad, although a little more creaminess and chewiness may have been better for the nut and bready flavors of the brew. Overall- A easy drinking nut brown. Not the smoothest of flavor transitions and a little weak in body, but still one to try if you get a chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (128) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Roasted caramel malts and gently sweet fruits, but a little too little of both. Ultimately a bit watery and forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
digitalviking (13) - - AUG 12, 2014
Tastes fairly similar to Newcastle, but has a stronger, more pronounced flavor and bitterness as well as a nice chocolatey aroma. Still seemed a bit watery on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (274) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Pours chestnut in colour, clear, with a big pillowy off white head. Nutty, malty, caramel, and hops in the aroma. Medium to full mouthfeel, nutty, almond, hop hints, lots of malt, dark fruit hints, some chocolate in the background, raisin juice, some carbonation. Very nice ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1164) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Mørkbrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt og karamell. Smak av røstet malt og karamell. Fruktig. Melkebaren.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (1289) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
Fin gyllen kastanjebrun farge. Duft av rosiner, nøtter og syrlige frukter. Tynt lag skum, ring langs kant. Smak av nøtter og noe eikepreget.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2014
30th July 2014
Bottle in the lovely Princess Louise. Bright clear amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Smooth airy palate with light fine carbonation. Tangy malts with touches of unsweet toffee and molasses. Light dried fruits, some bitterness. Finishes dry and crispy carbonated nibble. Decent malt led beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Aroma of nuts, biscuity malt. Taste is malt forward, followed by a nice nutty finish. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (552) - POLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, nuts, Appearance-ruby, clear, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish Overall-very good


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