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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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3,461 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,461
Reviews: 1,410
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 196
Gots: 366 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

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Photo of jsanford
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

550ml bottle poured into a Pint Glass

Pours a clear, dark copper with a dense, creamy khaki-colored head that hangs around for some time, eventually settling to a nice cap. Leaves lots of craggy lacing clinging to the glass. Sweet, malty aromas of roasted nuts, caramel, and baked bread. Similar to the nose. Lots of sweet caramel malt, roasted nuts, baked bread, and toasted grains. Delicious, and so drinkable. Mouthfeel is smooth and moderately creamy, with a medium body and good carbonation. Sets the standard for an English Brown Ale, amazing beer!

Photo of mustang70
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a Guinness pint glass.

A. pours a medium brown with a frothy 2 finger head. great lacing that sticks to the glass well.

B. I smell roasted malts and some of nuts. smell is pleasing but not there enough.

T. I definitly taste roasted malts, nutty bread, and grains. this beer tastes better as it warms up.

M. light carbonation. alittle watery. to light for my liking.

O. I found this beer was good. it didn't blow me away but it was good. the taste certainly got better as it warmed. it felt a little to light though. still a good buy.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Schmidts
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours copper tan with a nice white head.
Swells of caramel,sweet breads and malt.
Tastes of sweet bread fruits, banana and sweet malts with a distint walnut flavor. Nice medium bitterness to balance it out.
This is a world class brown nut ale and The best one there is right now.
I give it an overall of 5.0

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of JustinAniello
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear brown with a foamy two finger cream-colored head. Very nice retention, a good half a finger. Lacing that sticks to the sides.

S - Sweet malts and breadiness take up the bulk of the aroma. Light walnut smell in the background.

T - Sweet caramel at first turning to a heavy malty breadiness, almost like banana bread with the walnuts from the smell. Light bitterness that lasts.

M - Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. Good for the style.

O - A very good brown ale. Nice nutty flavor mingles with sweet maltiness without overpowering the other flavors. A good heavy beer to enjoy with a mild meal. Another great beer from Samuel Smith's.

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of phenomenologian
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened this from a bottle and poured it into a beer glass. It overflowed as I opened it. Upon pouring it it gives a 2 to 3 finger fluffier head. It has a nice colored dark orangish brown body. You can see through and can see bubbles rising to the top.

It smells of barely, hops, maybe some malt, and nutty tones. It has a great pleasing smell to it that makes it already enjoyable without even having tasted the beer already.

It tastes definitely of barley, hops, and nuts (hazelnuts and maybe chesnuts, I am not sure but its definitely nutty). The aftertaste reveals the nuttiness of it and makes understood why its called a nut brown ale. It gets even more pleasing as the beer sits and gets a little warmer, and more nutty aromas and flavors reveal themselves.

The mouthfeel is great as its just as carbonated as I want a beer like this to be.

Overall, its very pleasing to smell and taste. I really enjoy it. Have not tried this before so its a new find for me that I am happy to have tried. If you like beers like this please try it and it should be enjoyable for you.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 3,461 ratings.