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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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3,321 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,321
Reviews: 1,393
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 170
Gots: 258 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Morockm, Jan 05, 2013
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1/5  rDev -75.6%

Maurod4d, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Tomhet, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

sjones5045, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of thlayli87
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Medium brown with three fingers of pillowy off white head. Lots of little bubbles cling to the inside of the glass. Decent lacing.

S - Grainy malt, caramelized sugar, toasted bread, and alcohol.

T - Very nutty flavor along with a lot of sweetness. Slight bitterness in the finish to balance things out.

M - Medium body, slightly syrupy, lingering sweetness on the tongue.

O - Really nice nutty brown ale. Easy drinking and refreshing. I wouldn't hesitate to get this again.

thlayli87, Jan 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Deininger, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mixed_master7, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

pchalk, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

neil2me, Jan 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Kristenagrady, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of gr0g
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish-brown color with high clarity. As I've found with all Sam Smiths, the head is very nice, several fingers high and leaving some nice lacing. Aroma is primarily toffee-like malt. A little bit of chestnut and a floral hop note round things out.

Some nuttiness comes through on the palate, lending credence to the name. Malty sweetness is thoroughly masked by bittering hops and a bit of roasted malt astringency. Backbone of caramel malt. More dark malt flavor would be appreciated. Mouthfeel is light to moderate with a soft carbonation.

Sam Smith has a brown ale that displays great session ability and versatility with various dishes. While more oomph would be appreciated, it's still a big step up from the likes of Newcastle.

gr0g, Jan 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

hunkler, Jan 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

cantstandya65, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

JVan, Jan 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Tibi81, Jan 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

RandyBoBandy, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Sipchue, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Peg2009, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

jraaaaanger, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 Ml poured into a pint glass

A- Pours clear amber color. A large pale tan head with good retention.

S- A lot of grain in this beer. A nutty and woody characteristic. Caramel.

T- A very grainy brew. A lot of nutty flavors and a touch of roasted malt. This beer has a lot of caramel and toffee notes. A well balanced and well made beer.
M- This beer is very drinkable. A slight grain in the aftertaste..

O-This is slightly disappointing. But it's a decent brown ale and has plenty of taste for a 5% beer.

TwelveOunces, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

yankhawk, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

bralston345, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Martstar, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of ColdWaffles
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 18oz bottle into a Samuel Smith's tulip-pint glass.

Appearance: Spot on. Clear brown ale with an excellent frothy head.

Smell: Not much, a slight nuttiness and some malts maybe? I've had bottles where I picked up more, I only get a slight sweetness now. Grading this on the serving.

Taste: Awesome rich, sweet nutty, malty ale. Nuts and toffee, with vanilla on the tongue. Tastes almost exactly how I'd want it to.

Mouthfeel: Admittedly lighter bodied, but not to the detriment of the beer. Light carbonation, exceptionally smooth.

Not quite as good as their Porter, but not much is.

ColdWaffles, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

TubaManJack, Dec 28, 2012
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
92 out of 100 based on 3,321 ratings.