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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2080   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Kickin' it old school this evening: Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale! Turn back the dial of time 3 decades and the beer store shelves had a fraction of what is out there today, and much of it was lousy until the rise of the craft brewed beers. Buying Samuel Smith's 30 years ago was the sign of a beer drinker that appreciated quality and good flavors, and the same still rings true today. Far above the watery Newcastle Brown Ale in quality, this one is the real deal. This ale belongs in the rightful place, which is an Imperial Pint glass. Important to remember the Brits swill their brews @ basement temperature, so don't be in a hurry to chug this one after pouring it cold form the fridge. Brown, well, how about auburn in appearance with a two finger foamy ecru head that hangs on resulting in a permanent cap that stays until the bottom of the glass with average lacing. The nose is pure British: heavy on the malts, which are roasty, nuts and toffee are hiding in the background and make their play as it warms in the glass. Hops? Don't look for them in the nose and you won't be disappointed (not the case with Timothy Taylor's Landlord strong ale,which has a pronounced hoppiness in the aroma). Nut Brown glides over your palate in a velvety manor,and is rich without being too heavy in the mouthfeel or overall body. Definitely a sipper, the rich flavors are robust and start out with a good deal of malt that fades into some great nutty caramel tones with some slight vanilla extract creaminess. The creaminess is impressive and more apparent as it reaches the designed temperature for consumption. There is a uniqueness to Samuel Smith's because of the slate it is aged in: it results in a different character that cannot be duplicated, and it is the oldest brewery in Yorkshire after all, so these guys are steeped in tradition and you can taste it in the glass. A solid buy as well considering the lengthy process of making it, aging it, and sending it to another continent. Respect for the old school is required here even if it isn't your thing after trying it, which everyone should. My personal favorite was always the Old Brewery Pale Ale, and I will be sure to grab one of those to review on my next trip to the beer store. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (6066) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
550ml bottle from the Golden Baal, Scarborough. Pours clear brown, thin beige head. Aromas of toffee, nuts, burnt sugar. Taste is more burnt sugar. Not my bag, grandma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWorta (954) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 5, 2015
Nut-browncolour with a fine off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, some caramel, hazelnuts, walnuts and somewhat dried fruit develop. Light carbonation, light slick and medium-full bodied. Nutty sweetness offers also hints for a light floralness. Medium finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aloiscarvalho (80) - - JUL 3, 2015
Aroma caramelo, amadeirado, boa espumação, marrom escura. Encorpada mas equilibrada, sabor amadeirado com amargor leve.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimsal27 (286) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2015
550 ml bottle, pours dark brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma is caramel malt, toffee, dried fruit and nut. Medium to full bodied. Creamy texture with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tapthis (167) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Strong aroma and taste of nuts, caramel and roasted malts. Strong brown appearance with small tan foam head. Has some sweetness with medium body. not much carbonation or lacing

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1168) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Caoba, brillante. Deja pasar la luz ligeramente. Bonita espuma ligeramente manchada y bastante consistente. Aroma tostado, de frutos secos, almendras…Cuerpo ligero, carbonatación media. Y en el sabor, rica malta aderezada de frutos secos… almendra amarga. Porque el final lo es. Otra buena cerveza de la casa, aunque no entre sus mejores..

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroadestTom (138) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Aroma caramel, nuts, toast, roasty, dough, Appearance brown, clear, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, caramel, nuts, toffee, Palate medium body, average carbonation, soft carbonation, Overall a really solid beer that I would suggest to a friend

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odannyob (93) - Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an english pint glass; thin aroma to go with a thin, tight head; nice, dark cola brown color; almondy nuttiness flavorings; medium body; overall, a pleasant, comfortable brown ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (76) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
First English beer I had, not a bad brown ale, but no better than cheaper US made brown ales.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoRoBeNiKi (93) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Aroma: Roast, some fruit, fresh nuts Appearance: Dark red, almost ruby like. head is brown and very nice. Flavor: Similar to aroma but a bit of roasted malts as well as a bit of wood. Palate: Some dryness and sweetness with some other background flavors, mix of stuff. Very nice A personal inexpensive favorite


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