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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Brown Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 2180   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2016
12 oz single bottle from Mollys Spirits. Nutty, rich, malty, smooth and creamy. Notes of caramel, light chocolate malt, light earthy yeast and hints of roasted grain. Solid brown overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weark (672) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2016
Bouteille achete chez Drink Of The World - De couleur brune presque ruby avec une mousse beige qui redescend assez vite - Au nez des armes de noix, de noisette, de fruit rouge, lgre torrfaction, une point de chocolat,caramel, biscuit, sur la fin, superbe - En bouche on retrouve ce ct noisette, noix, un pointe de caf fait son apparition, cacao, chocolat, biscuits mais plus de fruits rouge - Corp lger/moyen, amertume lgre/moyenne, carbonation ptillante, sche , final malt et noisette - Une bire de coeur une de mes premire bire special lpoque et je la trouve toujour aussi complexe et bien ralise un dfaut trop de carbonation pour le style et la provenance

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
damzz (476) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Pours a translucent deep brown red with a beige head that leaves lacing. Nose is slight roasted malt. Taste is dark chocolate with toffee hints. Body is medium light. 12 oz bottle SC291P on the neck

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seehaferb23 (226) - - NOV 8, 2016
Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. We found this one slightly above average for the genre. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Antzrhere (96) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
500ml bottle, Bispham hotel, Blackpool. Pours chestnut brown. Taste is of chocolate, caramel, weak malt. I found this to be too fizzy, thin and neutral, and whilst drinkable, i was left feeling abit uninspired. Maybe it was an old bottle, and if it had been on tap i would have had a second.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (831) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2016
Pours a glowing brown color with an eggshell colored, smooth head. Tastes of bready, earthy malts with a nice, subtle sweetness to it, revealing a toasty quality and bakers chocolate. Has a smooth medium carbonation with a soft, refreshing finish, showcasing a light, pleasantly malt defined beer. Tastes of bread, church candles and slightly chocolaty malts, which receive a good earth coating. Very rustic, yet smooth and a litte creamy on the tongue, this also features a nice toasty quality. Finishes clean and soft with a short, sweet malt peak among a watery quality. Pretty light, but well composed with a nice, bready malt profile.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thomas_W1 (590) - Rastatt, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2016
Flasche 0,355l: Mahagoni, klar, mittlerer feinporiger beiger Schaum; sehr se Nase, Malzzucker, dunkle Fruchtigkeit, Backpflaumen, schwarze Johannesbeermarmelade, gerstetes Getreide, dunkle Schokolade; wrziger Krper, krftige Rstaromen, Getreide, Rstmalz, angenehme Bitterkeit, cremig, deutliche Kohlensure, trockener werdend, leichte Sure, ungerstete Kaffeebohnen; angenehmer langer trockener Nachgang

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2016
Poured from bottle...nice creamy brown pour with huge head...light lacing...nose is all roasted chestnuts some hops and malt....flavor better than the smell would suggest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caribou43 (711) - Lausanne and Lima, SWITZERLAND - SEP 24, 2016
I bought this bottle at drink of the world in Zrich. I drank it tonight. This beer is not bad, average. The taste is close to a German Bock. The body is brown and the foam is thin, average carbonation. The taste is a little smocked, dry malt, plum and discreet note of nuts at the final, a bit watery, some hop.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blueshawk (451) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
- rot-braune Farbe mit leichter, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - leichte Aromen nach Toffee, Nuss und etwas Drrobst - passende Carbonisierung - der Antrunk ist unaufgeregt mild - der Krper bleibt schlank, ohne ins wssrige abzugleiten - alle Aromen verbinden sich zu einem runden, gut trinkbaren Ale - im Abgang kommen die Bitterelemente etwas strker zur Geltung, was dann aber auch erstmals zu einer leichten Wssrigkeit fhrt Fazit: Gut trinkbares Ale, ohne Hhen und Tiefen


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