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88
96
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed at Samuel Smiths 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Aroma is faint, but enticing. A wift of something that beckons you to take that first sip. The first sip comes with a thick smoothness, like melted butter. Taste is earthy though, with roasted chocolate beans, hazelnut, almond creme, and richly mellow citrus hops. Motuhfel is chewy and thick, but more thick than chewy unlike other brown ales. Taste of the hops pokes out a bit more in the end, but otherwise the taste stays consistent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dave420 (55) - O.C, California, USA - MAY 20, 2005
An outstanding beer. Definately one of the best, if not the best, beers ive ever drank. Tasted like Newcastle but with a little more flavor and aroma. Smooth nutty taste that just glides into my stomache. I just wish it was easier to find at stores and in six/twevle packs.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
freekyp (2081) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2005
One of the classics! Earthy peaty aroma and flavor with a dry finish. Every so slightly sweet with chocolate and strong nut characteristics. Not one complaint except that I dont have more of it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - MAY 12, 2005
Bottle. Pours a coppery brown with a thick tan hed. Nose is of malts, nuts, and caramel. Taste is buttery, nutty, coffee, chocolate, and slightly sweet with a pleasant lingering bitter finish. Good session beer, for sure.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Pours a nice tawny brown with a creamy layer of light tan head. Aroma is that lovely buttery-yeastiness that often characterizes Samuel Smiths ales, along with a fine sweet herbal hop aroma. Alas--a hint of skunking, but not enough to be distracting. Beautifully soft, creamy and warming palate--a mouthfeel that reminds me very much of good hot chocolate. Buttery, toasty flavors with some port-like qualities. Restrained hops in the initial tastes, but a nice lingering bitterness. Post-rating, I tried this with some good funky British Stilton. A terrific pairing. Though I usually prefer much stronger Imperial Stouts with strong blue cheeses, the sweet, toasty quality of the beer nicely complimented the creamy minerally quality of the cheese.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a clear hazelnut brown with a thick lacy tan head. Smell is caramel malt. Lightly nutty. Taste is slightly bitter and malty up front. Caramel and sweet malt. Some metallic flavors. Quite bitter, more bitterness than I was expecting but not a lingering bitter aftertaste. Pretty complex yet smooth. Very drinkable and tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Pours cola colored with burnt-flour tan, solid one-inch head which fades to a small layer that stays. Some lacing. Nice carbonization as bubbles regularly rise. Aroma is fickle, slight herbs, malt, cocoa, hay, yeast burnt toast. Wonderfully complex. Taste is just as tantelizing. Notes of malt, loam, smoke, bread, herbs, toasted pecans, green pepper, toffee, and espresso. Another healthy 550ml instead of 500. Good drinker, makes me think of a tudor pub with darts, pork rinds, and some proper mates.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Pours with an amber copper color and lots of tan head. It has a nutty vanila scent. Very smooth beer, light hops and nutty taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3323) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
Copper color with a big thick colar of white foam, nutty, maltiness aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate, malty caramel, butterscotch, nutty flavors in a bitter and malted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 [bottle at Bukowskis] Very dark, pours with a small head. Excellent flavor.. especially nutty with some other strange caramel and coffee. Very complex.


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