Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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Reviews by nhindian:
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
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
550 ML bottle served very cold in glass beer challis
A) Clear mahogany brown, short off white head that turns lacy very quickly. Appears a bit flat but actually isn't.
S) Sweet orange peel, baked sour dough bread, coriander
T) Mild hops, toffee, sweet citrus fruit.
M) Ample carbonation, sticky sweet, mild bitter finish
O) An outstanding beer that is easy enough to find here in Chicago.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 01:46:44 | More by bskrtz
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 2,824 ratings.