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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2062   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2015
Belíssima cor marrom envelhecido. Aromas intensos de malte com notas de caramelo, nozes, toffee, chocolate. E no paladar, corpo médio com os sabores seguindo a linha dos aromas. Excelente!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (549) - New York, USA - APR 7, 2015
had this awhile ago..shared with a friend..light brown with a fluffy white head..aroma of roasted malts,nuts..dry,malty taste..not horrible.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1362) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2015
beautyful appearance of clear reddish-brown colour and 1 inch beige-ish off-white head; aroma of toffee, hints of cocoa, herbal notes, some fruitiness and nuts; taste of caramel, roastedness, herbal notes, slight fruitiness and nuts; masterpiece of brown ales

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (970) - HONG KONG - APR 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015

550 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Looks: Deep amber brownTwo finger head with crumpety light beige foam which lasted for 2 minutes. Beautiful sticky lacing with active small carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet roasted Ale malt, with strong caramel, light almonds, sticky toffee, sugar, rich chocolate, raisins, yeast and light grass.

Taste: Mid to light sweet, light-roasted Ale malt, with light roasted nuts, strong metallic, tartness, strong caramel, light toffee, molasses notes, very light red fruits, dry biscuits, yeast, fair lemon, low bitter hops and grass.

Body: Light body. Watery and dry palate.

Mouth Feel: Very malty but in a very watery body, maybe due to wheaty influence as there is potent tartness. Very strong caramel with thin red fruits, toffee, sweetness fairly light. Strong biscuit, dry low hops to round. Quite good so far.

Hoppiness: Light grass in nose, Lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, fairly astringent malty finish.

After taste: Very dry. Malty and fairly bitter to mouth.

Coments:After Sam Smith’s great Imperial Stout and Oatmeal Stout, I was expecting more or less greatness from this one. Well, only half really: nice head and neat roasty aroma aside, the palate is too watery thin and very dry, the empty Northern Brown Ale taste strikes again. It has the looks but only has half the substance. Decent but not worth buying again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (2945) - Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle: Chestnut brown pour with moderate translucency, creamy beige head on top. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, woodchips, & a modest stale twinge somewhere in the back. Almost papery? Flavor is a bit sweeter up front, but the sweetness is quickly blunted by a dry caramel dust & nutty attack that sends you into an abrupt finish. Well attenuated, perhaps a little too well for the style. Nothing lingering in the finish. A hint of mid-palate earthy bitterness offsets the caramel malts. An okay brown ale at best; there are many others I would choose over this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
20107589 (412) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
nutty aroma, apear brown without any head, taste light bitter, average carbonation medium bodied and a short bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (652) - CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours clear medium to deep amber with one fat finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is toffee, raisins, nutty. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, slight tart. (7/10) Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish. (3/5) Pleasant, mildly fruity nut brown. A good example of the style. (14/20)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alomtnez (133) - SPAIN - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Big off-white head with average retention. Reddish dark amber colour. Prune, toasted malt, toffee, dried fruits (raisin) and caramel aroma. Taste is roasty, dried fruits acidity and caramel tinge. Watery medium creamy mothful, medium carbonation and lasting fruity Aftertaste. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (1222) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
550ml bottle at princess Louise, holborn. Pours clear relatively light brown with a large off white head. aroma is nutty, malty, slightly burnt toast, toffee. It is quite a thin, watery beer but great tasting. Roasted malts, nuts and toast. Dry burnt toast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatbarbu (35) - sherbrooke, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Thats a well brewed ,greatly balanced brown ale of wich kind im not used to here in quebec. The complex nose of bourbon-ish woodness brings me some sweet subtle pear. A little thin in mouth but the subtle sweetness in mouth with light caramel and roasted malt bitterness carry on a long and great finale. Great.


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