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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2029   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (811) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from bottle - lighter brown in color . Faint nutty aromas . Taste is well balanced , slight bitter hop note . Quick sharp finish . Good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy off white head that slowly recedes with moderate lacing. Color is a mostly clear light brown with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma: rich roasted malts, caramel, nuts, earthy hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, frothy, with a wet finish. Flavor: terrific combination of roasted malts, sweet caramel, ripe fruit, and a definite nuttiness. There are some tangy and earthy hops in the backbone. Overall: a world class beer for sure. Perhaps the standard by which all other English style Nut Brown’s should be judged.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (544) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from bottle. Pours a clear brown with rich, thick soft khaki head. Aroma - malt, toffee, touch of milk chocolate. Taste - definitely some malt, nutty, touch of English hops. Smooth and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 15, 2014
550ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours mid brown with a white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Bittersweet creamy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Clear medium brown pour. Tan head. Nutty malty aroma. Rich nutty malty with slightly bitter finish. Good served out of the fridge for a while with some funky nutty cheese.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CTKlubben (69) - randers, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2014
nutty aroma, apear brown without any head, taste light bitter, average carbonation medium bodied and a short bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color, beige head. Aroma of nutella on toast. Taste is similar.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1268) - PORTUGAL - DEC 4, 2014
50cl bottle. Clear brown colour with a thin tan head. Toffee, caramel, dough, vanilla and nut fruits in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is more on the bitter side with some fruity notes and a dry/sour finish. Overall, a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper with a beige head. Caramel and toffee aromas. Sticky toffee with a molasses and dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djoeye (1855) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Gusher. Fawn head, copper to hazel clear body with red tones. Aroma; dough, rye bread, dark wort, dark malts, fruits. Taste; nutty caramel malts, sweet hazelnut syrup, prunes, fruity mild hops. Normal body and carbonation. Sweet finish. [35.5cl brown bottle, abv5%, BB.NOV14]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (980) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 26, 2014
Bottle from The Vineyard. Clear brown, thin off white head. Nutty brown malt nose. Lovely flavour, loads of hazelnuts, touches of coffee, some fruity bitterness from the hops. Decent body, fairly high carbonation, complex finish. Really beautiful.


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