Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by Gasp100:
4.13/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is my first Samuel Smith beer. I stopped in a local shop (lame selection besides some DFH) and wasn't willing to commit to a 6er of anything (lord knows I have more than enough beer at home) so I figured I'd go with some singles. The only real choice besides some SNPA and Sam Adams was Samuel Smith's. The 2 Brown Ales I've had before this were Smutty Nose Old Brown Dog (not enough carbonation) and New Castle Brown (used to love it, now it's watery and nasty...) so I'd almost written off Brown Ales altogether as a style I just don't enjoy. Anway,
This pours a beautiful deep mahogany with reddish amber highlights with a big frothy tan head that dissipates quickly (nice, sticky lacing down the Imperial Pint glass). The smell is heavenly --roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit, more nuttiness... The taste is more of the same with a very complex and earthy tone. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth but the carbonation adds a perfect zip and tingle on the tongue.
This brew is great and I'm glad I grabbed it and gave it a shot; Brown Ales are back on the list of categories that I need to get into -- I know the English are masters of this style and there are some great US makers as well. Although the beer is complex and dark and extremely flavorful it doesn't bog down and seems quite drinkable. I could easily session through a number of pints of this... very nice indeed.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2004 19:12:00 | More by Gasp100
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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 2,826 ratings.