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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

2,971 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,971
Reviews: 1,373
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 132
Gots: 137 | 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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Reviews by subyman:
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subyman

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked this beer up at a local liquor store today as I've been doing a run on Samuel Smith's selection. So far, this is an exceptional beer from an exceptional brewery.

Appearance- Deep umber coloration with red edges in direct light. One finger light beige head forms directly after the pour and tapers to a thin lace. Beautiful to look at.

Smell- Heavy caramel aroma tinged with roasted malt and nuts. Very distinct and heavy smell.

Taste- Light carbonation and refreshing body are the first sensations. Not much taste at the initial intake but as the beer moves across the mid-mouth, a rush of heavy caramel flavor explodes and slowly tapers to a nutty after taste. The nut flavor leaves as the alcohol disperses and the caramel returns around 10-15 seconds after the swallow. This then lingers for another 30 seconds before tapering of. Fantastic sipping beer.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with a creamy feel. Very smooth and pleasant.

Drinkability- There is nothing about this beer that gets tiring. One could sip one after another all night. The tastes are great and nothing about it gets tiring. Slightly heavy feel in the stomach may limit the quantity, but who pounds a beer like this?

Overall, a great sipping beer with a variety of flavors. Highly recommended and reasonably priced.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2010 00:42:42 | More by subyman
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Poured a wonderful brown color with amber around the edges when held to light and a two fingers of gorgeous fluffy off-white head that slowly receded leaving abundant lacing. It looks fantastic. Scents of sweet malt, rich, yeasty fresh bread, caramel alongside some hints of toffee and nuttiness. A very appealing, rich, malt-dominated aroma that is still quite light. Very nicely executed and extremely true to style. Flavor begins with toasted malt and slight caramel flavors, alongside a medium-light malt sweetness and light bitterness, moving into a nutty, toasted, biscuity malt flavor with moderate bitterness and hints of toffee. Finish is semi-dry with notes of toasted malt, nutty flavors, toffee and faint hints of caramel. Aftertaste is semi-dry with notes of toasted malt and nutty flavors with a moderate bitterness. A very good flavor profile that is true to style and very pleasant to drink. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with light carbonation and a smooth, slightly chalky feel. Very nice, quite true to style and a good example of an English pub ale. Overall this is an excellent example of a classic Northern English Brown Ale. It is true to style and excels in every regard and is quite the nice treat.

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