Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Not bad but this is not what I expected. Slight nutty flavor and smell, medium head with a cooper body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (495) - Campinas, BRAZIL - NOV 29, 2015
Marrom avermelhada, espuma bege de aspecto cremoso, boa formação e persistência. Aroma de frutas vermelho escuras, prevalescendo uvas passas, nozes. Paladar volta com a sensação de uva passa, dulçor leve/médio, baixo amargor torrado. Corpo leve um pouco abaixo do esperado, média carbonatação. Aftertaste mostra mais o malte e o torrado. Final levemente seco. Com mais tempo no copo, perde um pouco do aroma adocicado, ficando mais amarga e torrada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (597) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2015
Brown colour, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, nuts, toffee, herbs, hops. Dry sweet taste, bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Thin to medium body and good carbonation. Nice brown ale, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (981) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2015
Nut brown colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, lemon, candy sugar, toffee, hazelnuts. Taste is light sweet. Very well balanced, with clean flavours. Light body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (193) - - NOV 25, 2015
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. The aroma is nutty, caramel, and toffee. The taste is caramel, dried fruit, toffee, and nutty. It’s smooth with a roasty finish. This is one of the best browns out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (486) - PORTUGAL - NOV 25, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 13B). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch L15092. AROMA: slight dark caramel aroma with a light fruitiness. APPEARANCE: dark ambar color and clear. moderate ivory head with good retention. TASTE: malt flavour dominates with notes of toffee, dark caramel, slight biscuity and dark chocolate. medium-low bitterness with balance towards malt. no hop flavour discernible. finishes medium-dry. PALATE: medium-light body with moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a nice english brown ale with a lot of caramel notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (46) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Shared 550 ml. bottle. Brown color, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel, some nuttiness. Smooth. Simple but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (36) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bread aroma with a touch of grass; Appearance: reddish brown, clear, with pillowy head; Taste: sweet with bitter notes; a little twang of something; Palate: fairly full body with average carbonation with some lacing; long finish with unpleasant aftertaste; Overall: disappointing; could be partly the style and partly the execution; would not buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (449) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Nutty, malty, not bready. Lightlly hopped, earthy. Pours a dark brown, softly carbonated. Fairly thin. A refreshing fall dinner beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Austin_Ripper (66) - Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Everything that you could want in a brown. This type of beer is quickly becoming one of my favorites, and with the very fair price of these, it could very well become one of my "go to" beers.

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