Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by chinchill:
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
served in ping glass.
When I first tried this beer about 20 years ago, I thought it was probably the best beer I had ever had. (I was probably right). Having one for the first time since joining BA, I had high hopes but some anticipation that it could be disappointing - I've tried a lot of beers over the past 2 decades. Well, it was not at all disappointing. Perhaps not the very best brown ale I've ever had, but excellent, upholding its reputation as a gold standard of English browns.
Plenty of caramel malt in the aroma. Tastes only slight nutty at first, but a more notable nuttiness in the excellent malty finish. Perfect balance of flavors. Slightly fruity.
Mouthfeel - a tad thin; otherwise excellent, with perfect carbonation.
O - outstanding example of style. Refined and superbly crafted.
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2011 00:23:28 | More by chinchill
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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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