Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 2185   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2004
Brown in color with high carbonation and a light beige head. Aroma is rather fruitty. The flavor is nutty, but there is a smokieness in the background that is hard to overcome to enjoy this beer. Ive noticed this in many Sam Smith beers (are they skunked? I wonder.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkBarnes (412) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Sep. 12, 2004: Lots of flavor - much more than the relatively tame Newcastle Ive been used to. A rather heavy wine-like aftertaste that isnt at all unpleasant. Id like to try this brew again. Re-rate on Mar. 28, 2013: Bumped a tenth of a point - still wonderful after all these years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9590) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
Cream of hazelnut and toffee candy luring the nose in easily...The caramel allusions are lightened by a round, quaffable feel and a branch of cherries underneath...As close to dessert as a quenchable brown ale can get...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Im not a brown ale fan, but the reddish-brown body, the thick tan head, and caramel & spice aroma seized my attention. The head remained as I drank and laced the glass nicely. A smooth blend of hops & malt made this go down easily. I wouldve liked more carbonation, but it was a decent drink, regardless.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tony2times (23) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
the beer was slightly hazy, probably from being over chilled, but it was still a nice brown color. I liked it, litle hops but the malt flavor wasnt overpowering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 5, 2004
This is one of the better nut brown ales I have had.Not as much nut flavor as some,but great malt profile,and enough hops to balance it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tweety83 (26) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2004
This beer had a very strong taste and was not good to me at all. Most people had disagreed with me. Little amount of hops was used.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2004
This is a beer I keep coming back to. It is well balanced and is consistently very drinkable. It has a great texture that gets creamier as it warms, yet remains quite lively. In fact, it seems to change character dramatically with the temperature (more of a bite when it was cold than when it warmed). The color is a reddish brown. The head was a little disappointing and petered out about midway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Dark brown color, with light getting through around the edges of the clear bottle, and a thick, sizzling tan head. Aroma is nutty, herbal, with a notes of caramel, butterscotch, and almonds, and the lush feel of the deep woods. On the palate: sweet and buttery, with a mellow and medium body. Small hop presence here, more a malt emphasis, and a great balance between. Sweet enough to please the folks, but with a solid enough body not to disappoint the serious ale lover. Quite unlike the ever-present, flimsy and bland Newcastle. Very pleasing, and rewarding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n0kwa (34) - Talisheek, Louisiana, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Deep red with a moderate lasing tan head. Has a sweet, fruit/nit taste. Felt smooth during drinking.

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