Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.34/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
550ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Very classy bottle/label/foil seal.
Appearance: Poured a clear brown, with hints of amber. Not much of a head...I had to give my pour a bit of a splash to generate a cap. Very little lacing, and not much carbonation.
Nose: Earthy and grainy, with notes of almonds and raisins lingering in the back. Perhaps some freshly-cut lumber smells.
Taste: Notes of caramel, toffee, figs, dates, and toasted rye bread. Maybe some molasses in the malty sweetness, cut by a buttery flavor. At first, I found it almost too sweet for my liking, but as the beer relaxed and warmed up a bit, I found it quite pleasant. All the flavors were well-balanced and complex, and blend together nicely. The more I sipped it, the better it tasted.
Mouthfeel: Thick and substantial without being chewy. Just enough carbonation to prevent flatness.
Drinkability: The Velvet Fog of British ales. Classy and smooth with a clean finish.
Overall: It exceeded my expectations. A great brew for fall and winter, reminiscent of a rainy and cool English autumn day. Full of taste and body. Perhaps the finest of the English brown ales...I look forward to sampling further brews from Samuel Smith.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2013 01:48:28 | More by Knuckles_Nuclear
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