Posts Tagged ‘england’

beer: samuel smith’s nut brown ale

brown nut... ha!
sam smith's brown nut... ha!

store: bevmo
type: english brown ale
abv: 5.00%

so i’m parlaying my success with samuel smith’s brewery with this… it’s a really good brown ale — not the run of the mill brown ale, mind you.

brought this to enjoy at andy’s and adam’s for the usa v spain futbol game (who woulda guessed the outcome of that game?)

it pours and looks like every brown ale you’ve seen — dark brown with little head (like me… what?)

the taste was very sweet — i noted caramel and toffee in the flavor… wasn’t expecting that, but was pleasantly surprised.  matched with some good cheese whose names i can’t remember off the top of my head… hint hint

beeradvocate: A-
me: A

beer: samuel smith’s oatmeal stout

with a pub mix cameo
with a pub mix cameo

store: bevmo
type: oatmeal stout
abv: 5.00%

rolled into bevmo and saw my buddy, vg, there… he knows of the whole 50-beer thing and has been pretty good with suggestions (he hasn’t failed me yet).

so he suggested this one — i’ve never tasted an oatmeal stout before… it’s really good

it poured a really dark body with a 2-3 finger frothy head (heh heh)… had hints of chocolate with the taste… and my favorite category, it had a creamy mouthfeel

bought a single big bottle — i think it’s 22 oz maybe? and finished it quickly. definitely a session beer for its smoothness and taste

i wouldn’t really pair it with pub mix in the future, but it’s always a good snack

beeradvocate: A-
me: A

beer: wells banana bread beer

clever idea, fell short of my expectations
clever idea, fell short of my expectations

store: major market
type:
fruit/vegetable beer
abv:
5.20%
suggested by: andy

i was excited with this one… it was in a bigger-than-normal bottle (500 ml) — which could’ve been a good or a bad thing, depending on if i liked it or not.

it’s a clever idea — but wouldn’t really be tough to pull off right? i mean, just add banana to beer — the bread part is taken care of by the wheaty flavor of the beer. with that logic, one can make any kind of  X bread beer (where X is anything that is added to bread, such as raisin, cinnamon, etc)

turns it out wasn’t bad… but it wasn’t the best.

sure it had some flavor of banana in it — but with every sip, it left me craving more of a sweet aftertaste, but there was none.

beeradvocate: B
me:
B-

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