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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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3,422 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,422
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 193
Gots: 323 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, nice fluffy biscuit colored head developed which lasted and some what laced well. Aroma was mild with caramel and malt tones. Appearance was a clear dark amber, almost a brown / red color. Taste was very smooth with caramel notes and a light hop finish. mouthfeel was medium and slightly carbonated. Aftertaste was dry and mild.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- sparkling brown with one finger of light brown foam that dissipates quickly

Aroma- baked apples, oatmeal cinnamon and fresh bread. not to many hop aromas...

Taste- malty and roast y like cinnamon raisin toast. Hops blend well. Some light astringency on the back end. very well balanced.

Mouthfeel- medium to full bodied subtle carbonation.

Overall- a great brown Ale, I will have another.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Haywire
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle, uncapped and unfoiled and poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a very nice clear royal looking ruby color. I managed to pour an impressive two and a half finger fluffy doughy, cream colored head on the second pour.

S - Whiskey barrel smell is prevalent. Mild raisin / dark fruit smell. Some malt / wheat in the background.

T - Very sweet sugary authentic raisin taste, a flavor I have come to really admire from Samuel Smith's. Moderate level of carbonation, a very well-balanced and tasty beer. A dry hazelnut / chestnut type flavor, but faint. More dark fruit flavors than nut flavors. Faint hint of smoked oak wood in the background.

M - Clean, sweet aftertaste with a little bit of some green apple sugar aftertaste thrown in there also. Sticky, resinous, and very dry.

Reminds me a lot of the Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale, but with more of an oaked whiskey barrel flavor present. Either way, it is well-crafted and will surely suit the tastes of any type of palate. A beer to have again, like all of the beers I have drank from Samuel Smith's so far.

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale ---4/5.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of oline73
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a creamy off white head. Decent retention. The smell is sweet and grainy with some toffee and a fruity note. The taste follows from the smell. It's sweet but not overly so. I'm getting a slight fruity note along with some caramel. The finish is full of slightly sweet grain. The beer is dry, seems slightly chalky. Smooth carbonation.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Chaney
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the "Beers of Fame" brews I have not yet tried. Shame on my!

Served in a DC Brau jar glass.

A: Red-brown color, fairly clear, and a nice 2-3-4 finger head that stuck to the glass and then some.

S: Definitely a brown ale. Once I dug deeper, I got the nuts. Nothing complex.

T: Some butterscotch and caramel, as well as a grainy bill overall. Brown sugar and then some.

M: Carbonated enough, but not too. Not as understated on the bitterness end as I was expecting. Lots of lacing.

O: I've always had a soft spot for this style, and this is amongst the best of them.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

Photo of gabedivision
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle to a pint glass

A- Pours a clear deep reddish chestnut color with a frothy 1 finger head

S- smells of sweet caramel, toffee, some light toasted malts, a touch of grain with a buttery light chocolate finish

T- sweet caramel and brown sugar tastes just like a Sugar Daddy, some graininess found, butterscotch, sweet sugary chocolate water on the finish

M- light bodied, smooth like velvet, medium carbonation, buttery, sweet and dry

O- great brown ale, lots of flavor, sweet, very candy like. Alway enjoyable always availble, what's not to love about Sammy smiths?

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1.5/5  rDev -63.3%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The deep brown-reddish color, with a slightly tanned neck makes the appearance of this beer very pleasing. In the smell, we can detect some caramel-like idea, but not too exuberant. The taste is well-balanced, yet subtle in many ways: the hopness, body, and carbonation are all from low to medium (the last specially in the body).

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 3,422 ratings.