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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1948   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


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
lmatos (18) - San Juan, Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2014
A good but not great beer. Too malty and bitter for me. A nice color and not to much aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Monchito_IPA (113) - SPAIN - APR 19, 2014
Marrón, con espuma abundante. Muy dulce, ya en el aroma tira para atrás el azúcar, en el sabor igual, azúcar por encima de la malta tostada. Como una belga dulzona más floja de alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stizz19 (35) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Poured from a big bottle. Nice deep brown coloring with a small foam head. Smells of malty chocolate. Tastes of bitter chocolate. Slightly bitter after taste. It's decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (5550) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, Karamell, nussig, leicht schokoladig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buongiorgio00 (581) - - APR 8, 2014
Una delle più buone che ho assaggiato di Samuel Smith. Gusto molto intenso di nocciola, con note di caramello, malto e un tocco di cioccolato. Notevole!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle, pours a coppery color with a white head, tastes of bread, chocolate, and hint of nuts. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (267) - SPAIN - APR 4, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color marron. Sabor a malta, con regusto a caramelo y chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty4Cy (3) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014 does not count
Great nutty aroma. Pours a deep brown with two fingers of light brown head. Quality caramel malt flavors come through, complimented very well with a nutty flavor. Nice and clean on the palate. An excellent beer, especially on a cold day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
Backlog. Bottle at Green Lion Inn. Caramel, butterscotch, chocolate, floral aromas and grass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewIPA (80) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2014
This nut brown ale is a great tasting ale with good malt taste but aftertaste is slightly off for me. Although good, it is not how I remember the beer. A decent pint to enjoy during the spring thaw. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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