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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

2,972 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,972
Reviews: 1,373
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 133
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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BrianGilbert


4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-07-2012 01:58:41 | More by BrianGilbert
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HungarianCount

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-07-2012 01:27:24 | More by HungarianCount
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M_Burkey


5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-06-2012 22:37:23 | More by M_Burkey
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hsc12


5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-06-2012 14:22:40 | More by hsc12
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-05-2012 18:17:45 | More by KVNBGRY
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Brubaker

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-03-2012 18:43:41 | More by Brubaker
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casualfan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-28-2012 14:17:03 | More by casualfan
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Beans11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-28-2012 13:54:03 | More by Beans11
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Pshkwa

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

07-28-2012 08:27:47 | More by Pshkwa
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2012 22:32:06 | More by HopBrain
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ST: 355ml poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear reddish brown with lots of carbonation and a thick two finger brown head that settles into a rocky half the size in about thirty seconds.

S: Nutty (obvious), malty, toffee, smoke.

T: Rich malty overtones with crunchy nutty undertones that sit and linger in a long finish with a hint of alcohol bitterness.

M: Rich and dry.

O: This beer deserves the acclaim it has received over the years from Michael Jackson to Beer Advocate. Its malty, nutty flavor is simply one of the best that can be found in the world for brown ales. If I am to raise any question, the mouthfeel might be a bit creamier, and I am nitpicking.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 19:25:10 | More by ianjsullivan
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SmashPants

Australia

2.95/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: very solid 550mL embossed brown bottle. A very old-school label - quite a nice package.

Appearance: a clear dark brown with a reasonable two-finger off-white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Aroma: roasted nut malts with some sweet toffee malts to counter-balance.

Taste: certainly a strong nut flavour, which well-and-truly dominates. Some metallic flavours too, which creates an unpleasant off bitterness.

Aftertaste: similar flavours hold on for quite a while.

Mouthfeel: a medium yet smooth body, with limited carbonation.

Overall: a nicely put together ale, but the overpowering nut and metallic flavours are unpleasant - at least to me.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 01:58:13 | More by SmashPants
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kurt5316

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-26-2012 20:50:23 | More by kurt5316
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark brown with a 1 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, and some nutty aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, burnt caramel/toffee, slight nuts, and some slight fruity flavors. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate that lingers after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that makes it quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 02:34:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2012 15:49:26 | More by rolltide8425
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kobeer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-23-2012 20:25:42 | More by kobeer
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BrandonCBeer

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-23-2012 04:59:40 | More by BrandonCBeer
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vfgccp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful, crystal clear cranberry brown body. Bone-white head with ok retention and nice lace.

S - Toffee and fresh bread with accents of nutmeg, bubble gum, red grapes, and toasted walnut.

T - Bready malt, earthy noble hops, and copper minerals. Dry, lingering finish of walnut, orange, and caramel malt.

M - Low carbonation, and a medium body that coats your palate.

O - A nice nut brown, but the strong mineral character throws things off for me a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 21:05:35 | More by vfgccp
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TFMyriad

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-22-2012 16:38:25 | More by TFMyriad
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-22-2012 14:01:18 | More by Stinger80OH
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The_1084


4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a nice, deep bronze color with a thick, frothy head almost 4 fingers in width.

S - Has a slight smell of butterscotch and caramel; very pleasant.

T - Gives a sweet taste of caramel and roasted nuts. Leaves a very mild aftertaste.

M - Very easy to drink with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall this is one of the best brown ale's I have drank thus far.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 00:13:13 | More by The_1084
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soju6

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep rich brown color with a good head that fades slowly to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of nuts and roasted malt with a hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Taste is a blend of roasted nuts and the roasted malt. Nice touch of the caramel sweetness. There is a subtle bitterness and a clean dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth with a rich creamy texture. Excellent balance.

O: Very drinkable. Good example of the style. A classic that is a benchmark compare others to.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 13:29:35 | More by soju6
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-21-2012 01:44:15 | More by GiantMidget
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-19-2012 06:11:58 | More by 57md
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mjgrady

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

07-19-2012 00:52:46 | More by mjgrady
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 2,972 ratings.