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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown AleSamuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,825 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2825
Reviews: 1366
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%


Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001)
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Ben4881

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery

Appearance:
This nut brown pours out a brilliant transparent amber color. Fiery highlights of red and orange appear when the glass is held to the light. A frothy tan head emerges with excellent retention that fades to a thin layer of foam. Spotty traces of lace appear on the glass.

Smell:
A very deep, sweet, warm, malt aroma fills the fragrance of this beer. Hints of toffee add to a finishing scent of yeasty bread.

Taste:
An odd combination of roasted nuts and alcohol assault the palette immediately. The alcohol flavor quickly fades and cleans up to a wet, watery, nutty finish. Slight suggestions of sour yeast and citrus hop flavors are also present in the finish. The wet finish transitions to a rather dry aftertaste. The aftertaste is quite subtle, but there is some bitterness. It tastes a little like hops and little like roasted nuts with caramel.

Mouthfeel:
This nut brown has a medium to light body with noticeable carbonation. The beer foams nicely, but the carbonation does not distract from the taste.

Drinkability:
This beer is quite drinkable. The subtle, and not overwhelming, smells and flavors make this beer very easy to drink. The dry aftertaste makes it inviting to take another gulp. There isn't anything outlandish or over-the-top about this brew. It is very solid and delightful.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 01:42:18 | More by Ben4881
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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 2,825 ratings.