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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2163   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’.


kenjohn's rating

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miroleite (2) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 19, 2016 does not count
Aromas: nutty, toffee and caramel. Mouth: malt, caramel and hoppy bitter. Foam: light brown, medium. Overall: 3,25/5.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4111) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
From 2011 notes: When I first tried this beer about 20 years ago, I thought it was probably the best beer I had ever had. (I was probably right). Having one for the first time since joining BA, I had high hopes but some anticipation that it could be disappointing - I’ve tried a lot of beers over the past 2 decades. Well, it was not at all disappointing. Perhaps not the very best brown ale I’ve ever had, but excellent, upholding its reputation as a gold standard of English browns. Plenty of caramel malt in the aroma. Tastes only slight nutty at first, but a more notable nuttiness in the excellent malty finish. Perfect balance of flavors. Slightly fruity. Mouthfeel - a tad thin; otherwise excellent, with perfect carbonation. O - outstanding example of style. Refined and superbly crafted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PowY (115) - - JUN 10, 2016
550 ml bottle. Pours clear copper with a light brown head. The aroma is moderatly malty - bread and roasted malt together with some grassy hoppiness and also a little yeasty. Pleasant creamy mouthfeel with soft to lively carbonation. The flavor starts light sweet with some fruity acidity and a bitterness that becomes more pronounced towards the finish. Roasted malt with some caramel and nuts and mild coffee in the aftertaste - all aromas a little hidden. Overall not too exciting but a nice brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (634) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 10, 2016
Gyönyörű mahagóni szín, közepes, nem túl tartós hab. Illata édeskés, aszalt gyümölcsös, diós. Íze édeskés, karamelles, pici kakaóval és aszalt gyümölcsökkel. Icipici keserű, alacsony karbonáció, közepes test, jó összhang.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (921) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle - hazy brown with a small head. Notes of toffee, nuts and caramel. Light malty body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (796) - GERMANY - JUN 4, 2016
Klares rotbraun mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, Röstaromen, etwas Karamell, nussig, trocken, leicht bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenL8 (52) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2016
330ml bottle at home. A classic for every occasion. Nice brown colour with little foam with a bready and very biscuity aroma. Some caramel and maybe some chocolate. Quite thick mouthfeel. Flavour is quite complex, very biscuity and lots of caramel, chocolate and a hint of herbal hops. Great classic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2378) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2016
500ml bottle. Brown amber colour, white foam head leaving lots of lacing and aroma of malt, nutty, caramel. Taste is bready malt, toffee, caramel, dried fruits, raisins, and some earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry nutty bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryPlopper (57) - - MAY 8, 2016
Dark red Amber with plenty of carbonation and a thin head with some lacing when poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Very nutty taste comma slightly bitter, and a lingering bitter aftertaste. Some notes of coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (585) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2016
Bella brown ale, tonaca di frate con poca schiuma, aroma fantastico di nocciola, invece al palato spicca meno.


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