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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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3,236 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,236
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 164
Gots: 240 | FT: 1
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint bottle, into a giant Paulaner dimple stein at around 50 degrees F.

A: Poured a clear brown, not unlike watered-down cola, though holding it to sunlight reveals a beautiful bronze red-amber beer. A thick pale head formed with large bubbles, which dissipated somewhat quickly, leaving only a ring around the very edge of the glass. No lacing formed at all in the glass. Plenty of bubbles appear along the bottom of the beer, occasionally shooting upwards as single bubbles rather than streams.

S: Toasty caramel malt woven through with a heavy hazelnut / chestnut presence, the nose is primarily sweet and warm.

T: Opening with toasted caramel malt with the usual hints of toffee, the flavor opens nicely into a blend of nuttiness, featuring the aforementioned hazelnuts and chestnut. There is a hop presence that also appears, which stays in the background and takes the edge off the malt sweetness. The finish ends quickly, without much lingering aftereffect.

M: Sparkling and medium-bodied, this is a lively ale to drink.

O: A salute to Tadcaster on an all-around enjoyable brown!

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Sampling right now on 10/14/14 after bowling. Seen this over the years BUT never tried it. This one comes in a single 550ml (18.7 ounce) bottle for $3.99, though I seen it in a smaller 11.2 ounce 4-pack for around $10.00. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tall weissber vass glass.

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