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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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3,459 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,459
Reviews: 1,410
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 194
Gots: 364 | FT: 1
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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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3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 550ml bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear but deep amber brown color. There is a small, light tan head which fades to a thin cap with smatterings of medium sized bubbles.

S: The nose consists of dry toffee, brown sugar, nuts and some fruit. There are notes of banana and bubblegum which create an overall sweet smell.

T: The dry, nutty flavor is much more potent here than in the aroma, beginning on the attack and rising to prominence in the mid-palate. The fruit flavor here is much more subdued, providing just a bit of apple and cherry to balance out the nut flavors. Still fairly sweet, with brown sugar taking control in the midpalate and leading to the finish, where some light, herbal hops round out the finish.

M: Smooth, creamy and medium-low carbonation.

O: A decent brown ale. Not my favorite style, but it has a few unique attributes. Glad I finally ticked this ubiquitous ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into St Bernardus chalice.
Pours a medium brown with small amber head that remains till the end.
Light aroma of dark malts, slight caramel.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, minerals, slight coffee, toffee, carob, pecans, slight bitterness, burnt brown sugar. There's some richness and body, modest malts, light hops, dry finish...not bad but not particular smooth or tasty.

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep, clear copper color. Two fingers of head that diminished rather quickly; moderate lacing.
S: Not a strong aroma but some fruit could be detected -- maybe cherries. Very little hop aroma.
T: Well-balanced between malt and hops: A pleasant malty flavor with only a slight hoppy bitterness.
M: Good level of carbonation. Medium to medium-light body.
O: A very drinkable beer. I will definitely have it again, but will continue to try other nut browns.

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3.12/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark honey brown. Perfectly clear. Head is a very light tan/dirty off-white. Head is creamy, and drops to a small cap and smooth collar.

Smell: British water and yeast. Vaguely toasted and nutty. Some underlying hints of cocoa and caramel malt sweetness. Minerals and some earth. Distinctly Sam Smith. Some grassy notes. Breast maltiness. Some roasted notes as well.

Taste: Straight up English. Layers of grass, rocks, and slightly toasted malts. Minor chocolate, caramel malt sweetness, and cracker. Bready. Slightly roasted. So much grassy rock flavor. British water and yeast character ramps up as the best warms. Sweet and mellow. Vague nuttiness rolling throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to light carbonation. Clean.

Overall: GE 100.

English, but not insane. Sam Smith's was one of my introductions to craft beer. Start here and you can't really go wrong.

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 3,459 ratings.