Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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3.64/5 rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Appearance 4.0: Nice lacing. Pours out a very distinct, mahogany brown color. Translucent and striking in appearance. Small head that looks the CO2ed part.
Smell 3.50: Good bouquet. Strange, sharply sour smell of caramel and deep barley malt. Subdued and certainly no hint of the tastes to come.
Taste 3.50: Front is big on the barley malt and that is about it at this taste level. Middle is dry, with more of the barley and slight hints of caramel. Finish is smooth, but dry and bereft of much flavor at all. Aftertaste is dry, with a subtle taste of grassy English hops. Very balanced and refreshing.
Mouthfeel 3.0: Mouthfeel is off, for some reason. Watery in the mouth and dry on the palate. Carbonation is too much in the front of the palate and is distracting. Not bad, but not outstanding and could do with some revision.
Overall 3.50: A good beer and probably a reliable go-to choice. However, I was not impressed with this legendary beer at any level. It is dry and somewhat flavorless at some taste levels. There is a good balance here, and it is probably amazing with food, but this beer simply does not stand on its own, nor make enough of an impression to be a brew I would consider sessionable. Nonetheless, worth a try if you have never had it before.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2013 05:05:32 | More by BeerDocT
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4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
550 ML bottle served very cold in glass beer challis
A) Clear mahogany brown, short off white head that turns lacy very quickly. Appears a bit flat but actually isn't.
S) Sweet orange peel, baked sour dough bread, coriander
T) Mild hops, toffee, sweet citrus fruit.
M) Ample carbonation, sticky sweet, mild bitter finish
O) An outstanding beer that is easy enough to find here in Chicago.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 01:46:44 | More by bskrtz
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 2,822 ratings.