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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed at Samuel Smithís 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 ístone Yorkshire squaresí.

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3.7
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Pours brown with thin tan head. Nose is mildly flowery and quite a bit of malt character. The flavor is quite good and contains aspects of currant, raisin, and an oily nutty quality. Mouthfeel is a little watery. There is early malt and later hops, actually pretty well balanced. Alcohol is noticable, which I feel is a negative for this style. Finish is clean except for an oak charcoal flavor at the end. Low bitterness. Overall very good beer, but I have been rather taken lately with more spicy alternatives.

3.5
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - OCT 1, 2004
This is a really decent beer that had ok taste. This was the first time I had the style so I have nothing to compare it to.

3.3
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2004
Very good and not too heavy. Every beer I try by this brewery seems to be quality stuff. A nice, nutty flavor and maybe a little caramel.

3.3
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Pretty durn good beer. Follows in that tradition of English beers that you think will be pretty heavy but actually arenít. Nice nutty flavor, very tasty. Itís nice to have a tasty beer that isnít too heavy. This beer is nice.

2.8
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. Iíve noticed this in many Sam Smith beers (are they skunked? I wonder.)

3.9
MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Sep. 12, 2004: Lots of flavor - much more than the relatively tame Newcastle Iíve been used to. A rather heavy wine-like aftertaste that isnít at all unpleasant. Iíd like to try this brew again. Re-rate on Mar. 28, 2013: Bumped a tenth of a point - still wonderful after all these years.

3.6
MartinT (9852) - 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...

3.6
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Iím 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 wouldíve liked more carbonation, but it was a decent drink, regardless.

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4.3
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 wasnít overpowering

3.8
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.


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