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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2180   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rib Eye (148) - USA - JUN 1, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2005 A superb ale. Goes down easy with a chewy nutty and malty taste. Better than any other nut brown Ive tried. I wish it wasnt so expensive. (And with a beer of this quality, Samuel Smiths should really opt for the brown bottles).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 30, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 (on bottle)Yeah, whats with the clear bottles from this brewery? A classic brew this time and a good one too. A lot of hazelnut in the nose and maybe some burnt ones too in there. Small head, dark brown, but clear color. No doubt that this is an impressive taste, for an malts-only beer, but thats about it. A bit to the bitter side in the ending, but the aftertaste does seem to sweeten half way through the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2004
This is a tasty brown ale. Chestnut in color with fizzy white head. Toasted malty rich flavor with toffee, and a pleasant nuttiness. Bready mouthfeel. Good after taste. This is impressive coming from a clear bottle. Overall, another fine one sam smith!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 23, 2004
A pretty good brown, very nice balance to it. About the same as Newcastle, but not nearly as sweet.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6490) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is malty, nutty, and caramel. Pours a nice amber with a okay off-white head that has decent retention. Quick sweet and nutty taste with a bitter finish. Short lived bitter aftertaste. Could be balanced a little better. Bitter finish really takes away from the initial malt and nut taste. Balance improves significantly as you drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 15, 2004
Poured a dark brown with a hint of gold....decent head but not long-lasting. Nutty hop bite, crisp flavored with candy notes.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Tried it, dont have to do that again. Looked good but didnt deliver. Thin, watery, mild, undistinguished flavor. Short aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Strange aroma- nuts, sweet caramel, and...urine? Theres something funky about the aroma. The body is red-brown and topped as most Samuel Smiths beers are, by a thick, puffy light tan head. Hmmm...Im also picking up some raisin/tobacco in the aroma now. Sweet, sugary, somewhat nutty flavor (maybe Im merely open to suggestion on that latter note), with a grassy, floral hops finish. Relatively thin-bodied. OK, now Im getting some tobacco leaf in the flavor too, adding a touch of complexity to this otherwise single-note beer. Pretty good, but pretty standard for Sammy.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2004 bottled from 207th street wholesaler-smells nutty brown amber color. Cant put my finger on the tase but not that great. drinkable to say the least

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7056) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2015 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a medium brown color with orange highlights and a with a large fluffy tan head that towered over the glass and left good lacing. The aroma was malty and toasty with a hint of caramel. The flavor was bitter and malty with sour caramel and touches of coffee and fruity hops. Medium finish. Medium body. Ok.


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