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

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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,019 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,019
Reviews: 1,375
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 142
Gots: 147 | FT: 2
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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Knuckles_Nuclear

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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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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 3,019 ratings.