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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

2,965 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,965
Reviews: 1,372
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 133
Gots: 134 | 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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bobhits

Kentucky

3.1/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I always feel like I'm missing the point on these English beers. There are certain flavors and elements in so many English beers I just find offensive. Thankfully this one avoids that and yields a mellow and enjoyable beer.

Pours a bright reddish color, brown it is now. There's a nice tall 2 finger head, it doesn't hold which surprises me given the deep and creamy appearance. Pour lacing is also a surprise.

The beer smells and tastes about the same. Sweet malt with just the most subtle hints of roast, ignored and missed unless one looks for it. The finish tries to bring in some hops, no bitterness really comes through but it adds a certain spice to the mix.

Really drinkable and easy to enjoy almost anytime at 5% abv.

I really want more "nut" like elements here. This beer is extremely one dimensional, even for the style. I suspect a fresher bottle would bring in some more complexity and and give some more balance to the malt. Sadly I can't really seek out fresher versions of this living in the states.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 20:43:10 | More by bobhits
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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 2,965 ratings.