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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Kickin' it old school this evening: Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale! Turn back the dial of time 3 decades and the beer store shelves had a fraction of what is out there today, and much of it was lousy until the rise of the craft brewed beers. Buying Samuel Smith's 30 years ago was the sign of a beer drinker that appreciated quality and good flavors, and the same still rings true today. Far above the watery Newcastle Brown Ale in quality, this one is the real deal. This ale belongs in the rightful place, which is an Imperial Pint glass. Important to remember the Brits swill their brews @ basement temperature, so don't be in a hurry to chug this one after pouring it cold form the fridge. Brown, well, how about auburn in appearance with a two finger foamy ecru head that hangs on resulting in a permanent cap that stays until the bottom of the glass with average lacing. The nose is pure British: heavy on the malts, which are roasty, nuts and toffee are hiding in the background and make their play as it warms in the glass. Hops? Don't look for them in the nose and you won't be disappointed (not the case with Timothy Taylor's Landlord strong ale,which has a pronounced hoppiness in the aroma). Nut Brown glides over your palate in a velvety manor,and is rich without being too heavy in the mouthfeel or overall body. Definitely a sipper, the rich flavors are robust and start out with a good deal of malt that fades into some great nutty caramel tones with some slight vanilla extract creaminess. The creaminess is impressive and more apparent as it reaches the designed temperature for consumption. There is a uniqueness to Samuel Smith's because of the slate it is aged in: it results in a different character that cannot be duplicated, and it is the oldest brewery in Yorkshire after all, so these guys are steeped in tradition and you can taste it in the glass. A solid buy as well considering the lengthy process of making it, aging it, and sending it to another continent. Respect for the old school is required here even if it isn't your thing after trying it, which everyone should. My personal favorite was always the Old Brewery Pale Ale, and I will be sure to grab one of those to review on my next trip to the beer store. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (286) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2017
Nice rich smells of brown bread. Pours a clear mahogany brown with a big buff head that dissipates to a steady mix of tiny and medium sized bubbles. Lots of lacing. Nice round tastes of pumpernickel and pecans with a sweet short finish. Medium carbonation. These guys are in the business of defining british beer categories - very nice brown.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Deep, almost opaque brown pour with beige, dense, persistent foam. Toasty malts in the nose with a little coarseness. Medium body, smooth texture, light fizz and a clean finish. The taste is rich caramel malt with a little grassy touch. A touch of chocolate as it warms up. Rich on the tongue and a good cold weather beer. A benchmark example

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2660) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Brown in colour, with reddish tinge. Malty; very nutty, caramel, toasty malts, hint of chocolate. Mild/moderate hops. Mildly bitter-sweet, rich, smooth, nutty malty. Relatively dry. Tasty. Easy drinking. Nice beer! (2009-02)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ozzy70 (969) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle as gift from my son. Pour was brown/reddish, foamy off white head. Aroma was sweet malt, nutty, fig. Taste was sweet, walnuts, toasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (642) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours brown with light tan head. Biscuit malt aroma. Biscuit malt with caramel and nut notes. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Manslow (1343) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Butelka 550ml.Barwa brązowa z refleksami, piana biała, mocna osiadająca na szkle. Aromat orzechowy z karmelem. Smak to słodkie słody karmelowe z orzechami, niska goryczka. Piwo pijalne choć mogłoby być pełniejsze w smaku.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1481) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 16, 2017
Bottle at home. Clear copper brown, cappuccino head. Ceramel, brown sugar, liquor and nuts. Cocoa powder, truffles and walnut almond aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaserov (419) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2016
Color marrn rojizo, translcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarillento de dos dedos de grosor (buena retencin). Carbonatacin media. Aroma dulzn, a frutos secos, algo de licor. Sabor muy similar, increble, frutos secos, caramelo, algo de canela... Muy completa.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VueltaBirrista (81) - Murcia, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2016
La Nut Brow Ale es una cerveza de un color marrn limpsimo. Su espuma es de color beis, muy sedosa pero a la vez escasa. Con su aroma me ocurre algo curioso. Siempre me ha parecido al olerla una cerveza ms alcohlica de lo que realmente es (un discreto 5%). Adems de ese aroma licoroso, se perciben claramente frutos secos y algo de canela. En boca aparece un malteado deliciosamente suave. Avellanas, almendras, pasas y caramelo. En resumen, un conjunto dulce que da paso en su final a un amargo muy tenue y elegante. El conjunto nos llena perfectamente de sabor y de postre un final seco pero muy rico. Una cerveza que jams pasar de moda.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilosophyGuy (444) - Lodz, POLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Taki naprawdę porządny brown ale. Barwa brązowa, aczkolwiek prześwitująca. Piana biała, kremowa, gęsta, bardzo wysoka i trwała. W aromacie orzechy włoskie, nuta toffi, słody karmelowe i nuta czekolady. W smaku słodycz, kremowość, słody karmelowe, a także orzechy, ktre rozciągały się rwnież na ledwie zauważalną goryczkę. W aromacie na dodatek bardzo delikatne estry. Nagazowanie średnie z małym plusem. Lekka wodnistość. Ale oglnie bez większych wad, a z masą zalet. Smaczne.


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