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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Clear and brown (you could even say "nut brown"!), with a frothy head the color of dusty linen. Retention is good (second only to those produced with a little help from a nitrogen widget...)

S: A nice balance of grainy malt and aromatic hops.

T: Wow! I'm hit with several flavors at once: slightly-sweet malt, buttery diacetyl, floral notes, and those quickly transition to bitter hops and floral notes.

M: Very smooth - it's hard to believe this doesn't have a nitrogen widget!

O: The finest brown ale I've ever tasted -- the epitome of its class. I'd drink this a couple of times a week, but for the price. If I ever have the opportunity to taste this on tap, be sure that I'd pay handsomely for the chance!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark but clear chestnut with some visible carbonation and a sizeable head of dense, off-white foam. Solid retention, gradually dissipating to a foamy ring with bubbly patches and leaving lots of spotty lacing.

S: Slightly sweet caramel malts and chocolatey brown malts with a biscuit character. Rich in dark and candied fruit aromas: black cherries, candied pears and figs, plums, and raisins. Nuttiness as expected, toffee, caffe mocha, yeast, and hints of honey and ethanol throughout.

T: Sweet and slightly bready caramel and brown malts up front give way to cocoa, toffee, dark and candied fruits, and toasted malts with a strong nutty character rounded by a caffe mocha undertone and grainy notes. A bit of woody, resiny hops in the finish with roasted malt bitterness. Mild yeasty tang throughout.

M: Medium-bodied with mild, creamy carbonation and a hint of stickiness. The dry, nut-and-wood finish is pleasant and balances the sweet taste profile well, significantly enhancing the drinkability.

D: Definitely the best brown ale I've had yet, striking a great balance between rich, sophisticated malt flavour and the sessionability of dark milds. Hearty and moreish, it's worth seeking out for anyone who likes English ales and a perfect example of North Country-style brown ale.

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