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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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3,373 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,373
Reviews: 1,399
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 176
Gots: 283 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the first Samuel Smith's I ever tried, this is always a pleasure to revisit. Two full fingers of tannish head on this walnut brown body--just tremendous. Roasted caramel and brown sugar pour forth in the taste, with a mild hops aroma bringing up the rear. Ahhh, the taste, lots of caramel, sugary sweetness, nut dryness (almonds, I believe) that is great because it's there and not dominating the rest, a hint of fruit--way delicious. Fairly well carbonated, this flattens a little too quickly for me, but is easily rescued by its creamy smoothness. A genuine pleasure to enjoy, especially with a cigar on the patio. Highly recommended.

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Served in a Duvel-style tulip glass, poured from a bottle

A - A nice full brown color. Not black like a stout, but still dark. Thin yet resilient head.

S - Slightly musty, but otherwise a satisfying nutty, hoppy aroma.

T - Substantial yet fleeting bitterness. Nutty and complex with a surprising sweet butter aftertaste. A joy to taste.

M - Dense yet smooth with an almost creamy carbonation.

D - There's no alcohol content written on the label, so I have to go by feel alone. I could probably drink one or two of these and get a nice little buzz, especially while eating some good brats or meat pie.

I'm currently venturing into the world of home brewing (in the hopes of learning enough to open my own microbrewery some day) and the first beer I made was a Nut Brown Ale. This seems like a great benchmark for my homebrew. Will have to compare once my brew's done bottle conditioning. I recommend this one.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
92 out of 100 based on 3,373 ratings.