Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
500ml clear bottle. Poured a rich ruby brown colour, fluffy and long lasting tan head, quite creamy and smooth, left sticky lacing. Caramel aroma, with a trace of booze and nuts. Light sweet malt with toasted notes and caramel in the mouth. Also a late dash of hops and roasted barley give it a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2005
Caramel brown just a shade darker even. The head was a nice tan and semi thick one. The aroma is caramel and malt maybe a hint of actual nut. Flavor is roasted, toffee, and nut. Very tasty and just bitter enough at the end to make you come back for more. I like this ale. It is very well balanced and just sweet enough to taste great. Just thick enough to not be watery. It stays with you on the palate. I think it is very drinkable and was a good choice for a one beer nightcap. Ill drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2005
Nice nutty brown aroma and colour backed up with a malty,sweet flavour.Not a bad one-off beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2005
This is a good nut brown ale that has a good bit of that classic English flavor. It is nutty, has a good smoked flavor, too. I feel though that this brew wasnt at its freshest. Ive sampled this one a couple times and it just doesnt seem quite right (perhaps because of the clear bottles?) Anyways, its still not that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 27, 2005
The pour is a clear dark brown. Aroma is malty, but with a nice twist...I guess its the nutty part coming through. I cant pick out exactly what it is but its nice. Flavor is very nice. Nice level of maltiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAR 26, 2005
it has a mild nutty aroma. the body is malty, rich and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Smells a little like leather, in a good way. Rich, with some nuts. Smells more alcoholic than 5%. Dark reddish brown in color. Slightly hazy. Large off-white head that diminishes. Flavor is quite dry and malty. I didt really like this initially. But, it improves as it warms. Mouthfeel is somewhat oily. Not a bad brew. Perhaps a little overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2630) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2006 Usual brown ale body. This has a very English feel to it, its no surprise its Sam Smiths. But theres also cane sugar here which gives it a smooth almost silky mouthfeel. The nutty caramelic taste works well with that. One of my favorite browns even though its not a huge beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2005 Nice bronze color with a small beige head. Smells a little like coffee, butterscotch, and nuts but also a little skunky and metallic, could be the bottle. Tastes roasty, nutty, and the finish is a bit buttery, sweet and crisp. I like this a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HerrBier (14) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2005
I love this beer. It drinks well and no one flavour stands out from the rest (IE: it doesnt taste like it was brewed in a bathtub). It pours well also. I think it drinks better a little warmer. Americans are globally accused of drinking our beer too cold. For this beer, I tend to agree.

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