Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by StJamesGate:
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Ruddy amber with craggy sandstone head.
Apple, peanut butter, saltwater taffy, autumn leaf, a bit of wax and brown toast on the nose.
Plum, brown scone, roasted almond, carob and some toffee in the middle and a butterscotch hit, and spicy hops hit to end. Walnut oiliness weighs down the body as it warms along with golden raisin coming out.
Mulchy, tannic finish and tight salty linger that gains brown sugar when warm.
Lt, crisp, fizzy.
Bright acidic malts, fairly lean, hoppier than expected and just sharper and lighter than most brown ales. Screams for a meat-and-potatoes dinners to lift and cut through. I don't know that this is the best brown ale I've had or the best example of the styles (insofar as it is a style - search "zythophile brown ale") but it does tick all the boxes and drink fairly easy.
Serving type: bottle
08-11-2013 18:49:06 | More by StJamesGate
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4/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: clear ruddy brown body of ale, few fingers of tan head draped some lacing down the glass
S: toasty and nutty malts; dark herbal bread dough; something herbal and earthy
T: nut and biscuit flavors up front, highlighted by lighter points of wet toast and tea; drying malt tastes on finish
M: mellow and smooth, slight coating on the close; slim-bodied and easy drinking
O: a nice brown English pub-style from renowned English brewers. No wonder it's a classic.
My first English brown ale, I found it only vaguely comparable to various American brown ales I've had. While not partial to brown ales, I was very fond of Rogue's Hazelnut Brown and DFH's Indian Brown ales, and while you would never confuse this with them, I would consider it on par.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 20:48:41 | More by Greywulfken
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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