Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Brown with hints of red in the spots where light shines through, very dark but not anywhere near a stout. There was almost no head, just a creamy ring running around the side of the glass and a few small bubble patches in the middle.
Smell: There is a strong malt character to this beer, and it does have a nice nutty presence to it. It actually shares a peculiar characteristic that with their Oatmeal Stout, I can't help but think it is related to the use of 'Yorkshire Stone Squares'. Very clean smelling and very intense maltiness.
Taste: A manifestation of the aroma in full form, you get that wonderful nutty character and a slight bitterness. There is also a slightly fruit like aftertaste that may be some lingering character from a subtle hop presence. The roasted, unmated barley also comes through in a wonderful way, paying excellent tribute to the nutty tones in this beer.
Mouthfeel: I have trouble thinking of a more unique and splendid mouthfeel to beer than what Sam Smith has showed me so far. Both their oatmeal stout and this beer have a very unique character to them that I find nowhere else in the realm of beer. This is not to mention the wonderfully crisp carbonation that opens up the palate to all of the characteristics of this beer.
Overall: Just a superb brown ale, the kind of thing that Sam Smith is so good at. There is nothing obscure or wild about this beer, it is just made with basic ingredients using old fashioned methods and the the result is a legendary nut brown ale. This is surely regarded as a classic to many and I will advocate for the same, so wonderfully simple and yet so unique. Sam Smith is a hell of a brewery.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2012 06:01:08 | More by Siriusfisherman
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