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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

2,820 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2820
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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rundocrun

Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours an impressive copper brown color. Quite translucent when held to the light with nice ruby highlights. Yields a finger of light khaki head that fades to a thin sheet in a minute or two. No lacing.

S - Right off the bat, this is a very aromatic beer. I get lots of light, sweet caramel, candied fruits, and a very subtle spiced character. A light fruity alcohol aroma is also present.

T - Right away I get tons of sweet malt, lightly roasted grainy flavor, and a faint tanginess (no doubt a by-product of their "stone Yorkshire squares" fermentation vessels and proprietary yeast strain). Hop bitterness comes in toward the middle and provides balance along with a more estery sweetness. The finish retains much of the initial malt character, but with a more prominent dry burnt grain flavor as well as a slightly bitter walnut flavor.

M - Thin-to-medium body with a clean, but sweet finish. Perfect carbonation. Slightly dry, but still definitely retains its brown ale credentials.

Overall - a very well-crafted brown ale. I will admit that this is not one of my favorite styles, but there have been a few pleasant surprises for me, and this is definitely one of them.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 05:17:10 | More by rundocrun
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S) Sweet orange peel, baked sour dough bread, coriander
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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 2,820 ratings.