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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 Smith’s 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
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


3.3
Scipio (1039) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Pours a clear, dark amber with a medium, off white head. The aroma is a heavy balance of nuts, earthy malts, and floral hops with some weaker bread and vanilla. The taste is a little sweet and dry and unfortunately, kind of weak. Having both toasted and earthy malts, its big on nuts and toffee. Minor licorice and raisin are found as well. Easy toffee aftertaste lingers. Medium bodied, thin in texture, adn average in carbonation. Not bad really. Just not all that special.

3.6
Beachmaster (546) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Bomber into a pint. Pours a clear dark brown, with a medium khaki head that lasts, leaving good lacing. Nose is dark malt and nuts. Taste follows, with a long finish and medium mouth feel. Moderately bitter, not at all astringent. Classic British brown. Good stuff, easy drinking.

3.4
csaso (2264) - Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Bottle - average size foamy head, pretty dark amber/brown color, sweet malty aroma and flavor with some mild nut flavors, mild hop balance, pretty easy drinking and tasty overall

3.6
Jury (288) - RUSSIA - APR 26, 2017
Вкусный коричне& эль. Хороший вкус и легкий аромат, а так же горькое послевк&

3.5
DonGregorio (370) - POLAND - MAR 30, 2017
Shared bottle. Clear light brown colour, durable tan head. Aroma of bread, caramel, nuts. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter, caramely, bready, nutty. Medium- body, rather thin, with average carbonation. Tasty, nutty brown ale.

3.2
Vighals (3901) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2017
Ravfarget klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Luktet honning og nøtter. Lett. Noe søtlig noe brent karamell og nøtter. Lite bitterhet. Kort.

3.9
JuanCC (106) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2017
Botella de 99Cervezas. Vierte en un bonito color ámbar oscuro, transparente y bastante brillante para este color. Buena formación de espuma cremosa tintada en vainilla y con burbuja pequeña. Persistencia y adherencia media-baja. Buena carbonatación. Intensidad media-baja en nariz. Quizá la primera nota es el plátano muy maduro, enmarcando un aroma claramente dulce. Las notas florales y herbales son muy tenues. También algo de toffee y tras atemperarse, notas de Jerez (requiere dejarla respirar un rato y que coja temperatura). Complejidad media. De entre los sabores principales destaca el dulce, aunque de una manera mucho más fresca de lo que daban a entender las notas en nariz. El amargo aparece a continuación de manera suave pero clara y expresiva, estableciendo un fantástico equilibrio con el dulce. También hay algunas notas saladas. El postgusto muestra notas ajerezadas muy interesantes que resultan francamente agradables. También toques de pasas. A pesar del dulce inicial, no resulta para nada empalagosa, sino que casi parece intentar conseguir un final seco (casi). La persistencia es media y suave pero no se echa de menos una persistencia mayor. Sobresaliente en sabor. Ligera en boca y algo efervescente. Extremadamente refrescante a pesar de que las notas dulces en nariz parecían indicar otra cosa. Una cerveza que destaca principalmente en boca, aunque se queda un pelín corta en nariz. En cualquier caso, siempre vale la pena tomársela, ya que resulta especialmente agradable y tiene un enorme bebestibilidad. Totalmente recomendable.

4.4
19Oracolo78 (191) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2017
Birra dal colore marrone. Schiuma color nocciola, cremosa e poco persistente. All’olfatto sentori di caramello, toffe, malto tostato e nocciola. Al palato mediamente corposa con note che si sono già manifestate all’olfatto, caramello, nocciola e toffe. Nel finale lievemente amara. Una grande birra da bere soprattutto sui dolci.

3.6
17Beer (339) - 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
PanMarek (423) - 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


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