[Sca-cooks] brown ale

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sun Jun 7 08:48:30 PDT 2009

On Jun 7, 2009, at 11:29 AM, devra at aol.com wrote:

> I keep on thinking of the Robin Hood and other ballads where they  
> seem to refer to 'nut brown ale'. But of course those were recorded  
> somewhat later....

Yes. It may be a little like the Old England of "The Roast Beef of Old  
England" being 1825 or so...

Yes, it's old. No argument there. However...

Now you've made me want to look really closely at the ballad, "The Nut- 
Brown Maid"... you don't suppose it could be a drinking song, huh?


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