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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2003
Good easy drinking ale but then again all the sam smiths that I have tried so far have been just that.Good colour,nice malt taste with a bit of caramel and a chalky finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goondawg (3) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2003 does not count
This tasting came from a 550 ml bottle. the aroma is that of toasty caramel with a slight burnt smell. The color is a nice reddish brown. The flavor is tasty and complex. Caramel dominates. Earthy flavor. Roasty. Lingering roast. Pleasing aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Another fine brew from Sammy Smith. Smooth, easy to drink, smells lovely. Never had a bad beer from this family of brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Medium brown with very little head. Malt aroma with hints of yeast. Flavor is slightly sweet with may a hint of nut (or perhaps that's the power of suggestion). I didn't notice the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 18, 2003
I like brown ales but not nut browns. Untill now. This is a very lovely beer. Good taste and it's good for any occasion.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Light to medium reddish brown; thick, creamy head with good lacing; nutty aroma. Having been impressed with Samuel Smith brews in the past, I may have been expecting too much -- though an easy drinking beer, the hops were a bit overpowering for the style. Aside from that and an unpleasant aftertaste that was stong for only a few seconds, the ale had nice malty, nutty, and caramel flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10089) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Re-rate: Aroma of English hops and malt. Slight nutty malty flavour with a Pleasant finish. Initial Rating: Toronto Festival of Beer 2001 = Very nice nutbrown ale, with a lot of flavour. The aftertaste was a little odd though... Couldn't quite place it. 2.7/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2003
550 mL bottle served in pint glass. Average sized, off-white head diminishes quickly. Ruby / brown color. Dark but clear. Toasty, nutty aroma. Very subdued hops smell (grass). Yeasty dough smell. Not an overpowering aromatic beer. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a nutty chocolate taste. Starts sweet and finishes slightly bitter. Light carbonation. Not as much nuttiness as I expected. Lingering dryness builds over time. A very good beer-beer but outshined by Rogue's HazelNut Brown Nectar in this class.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (4061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Malty toffee aroma. Slippery mouthfeel. A bit of grassy bitterness in the finish. I'm not a big fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Samuel Smith's are always a good choice, you can pick one up and no that it is going to be easy to drink. This is no exception. A nice dark amber in the pour, with a great frothy head and impressive lacing. Unique for a brown ale in the flavor, rich and malty well balanced and sweet in the finish.

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