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

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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,824 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2824
Reviews: 1366
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%


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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

550ml bottle poured into a Samuel Smith imperial pint glass.

The second of the Samuel Smith beers from the gift set I bought a few weeks back.

A - Pours a rich and deep chestnut color, crystal clear with a foamy, yet quickly fading 2-fingered head. Some spattered lacing around the glass, but a bit inconsistent.

S - Smell is smooth, full of earthy tones and sweet malts. I'm getting some darker fruits and berries as well, along with a yeasty breadiness. Smells deeper than a mere 5%.

T - The taste also doesn't feel as if this is a lower alcohol beer as well. It's full and round, yet it also has a much higher bitterness than I would've expected given both the meager alcohol as well as the almost non-existent hops in the nose. Sugary sweet malts and fruits hit first, then the bitter mid-palate washes everything down. The bitterness does subside for the most part, however, and the berries and figs come back to make the finish clean and smooth.

M - Mouthfeel is pleasantly medium-bodied, leaning towards thin. Ample carbonation. Finish is sweet, yet a bit too thin and watery.

D - Drinkability is high. A beer full of flavor and complexity given the alcohol. Besides the bitterness in the middle, the alcohol is masked well. If there were a way to amp up the thickness of this beer, it'd be great.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 05:20:57 | More by nhindian
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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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