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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
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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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Photo of davesway10
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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?

Photo of Danno48
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of MSchae1017
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was tasted in a pint glass from a bottle.

This beer pours a translucent brown with a nice frothy off white head that dissapates but leaves a thin film for a while which eventually dissipates. The smell is priarily roasted nutty malts with hints of sweetness. The taste is the spotlight of the beer. The taste here is primarily hazlenut roasted malts. This is a fantastic flavor in a brown ale. there is a good thickeness here with a good carbonation. Overall this is one of the best brown ales I have had. I would certainly prefer Rogue's Hazlenut Brown nectar but other than that Brown ales do not get much better than this.

Photo of KillaB
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Rudgers73
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 550 mL capped and foiled bottle. Hmm what a strange size...

A- Blowing big sticky bubbles as I uncapped it a nice almost-2-finger tan head in the glass. Light brown in color a little amber in there when held to light.

S- Sweet, malty, caramel. This beer smells great. It begs for you to taste it.

T- Smooth, light, complex. Starts out with a dryish twinge that makes your mouth water and then the sweetness pokes through. It leaves a nutty sweet taste on your tongue. This is a beer that makes you excited for each new sip.

M- Full bodied but not chewy. It's a solid beer that you could drink all day long.

D- Very drinkable. Not too strong, not too bold, not too weak, not at all boring. Great beer for anytime.

Photo of mcphish22
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BoitSansSoif
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured ruby-brown with small head and light lacing.

S-Sweet malt w/brown sugar, nuts, creamy milk chocolate.

T-Attack is sweet toasted malt, midpalate opens up to chocolate and nuts, and finish is slightly bitter w/hops, accompanied by lingering butter and some alcohol warmth. There is also a lingering medicinal band-aid character as it gets warmer.

M-Excellent balance. Despite sweet palate, the finish is dry, and gives the brew a sense of fullness. Carbonation is slightly strong, and covers some of the taste early on.

D-Very good. I'd like to try to pair this with some foods, since it seems to have a lot of pairing potential.

Photo of jordanmckell
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Treb0R
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Blueribbon666
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Reddish brown in hue with a three finger foamy off-white head. Silky until it starts to dissapate, leaving nice rings of lacing. A little fruity on the nose, in the form of dark cherries maybe. Molasses is also very prevelant. Very sugary to the nose. Very aromatic, I could sniff this all day.

Sweet on the front of the palate, but not overly so. Molasses and caramel are there, with just a smidge of that fruitiness from the nose. A small but notable hit of hops touches the middle of the palate, spicing it up. The back of the palate plays the caramel malts up, showing off a sweetness that rounds everything out superbly. A nutty taste resides in the back of the palate as well, sticking around with the linger as well. This gives the beer the full balance, and as it drinks smoothly and finishes dryly, you are left wanting another sip. This is a nice little beer with high drinkability and a great taste. Sam Smith always has great beers brewed to style and never with any off flavors, giving them the longevity that they have prospered from.

Photo of Carpentiere
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of jlindsey
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A finger of sand colored head sits atop a rich brown with ruby noted body. A slow but steady stream of bubbles rises to the top. The head dissipates to a light frothed ring around the top in a little over a minute. There is the light attempt to lacing noted.

Smells of light caramel with rich toasted malt and a little nuttiness. Also getting a whiff of medicinal alcohol that (I know this is likely contrary to popular opinion) smells delicious.

Malt and nuts up front. Light caramel swings in more for the sweetness than anything else. Earthy and gardeny hop flavor shows up here.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, and I almost want it to cling a little more.

Photo of wilfonzo
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of rypkr
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. Finally trying this beer.

This is a crystal clear beer, which surprises me being a brown. That being said, it is beautiful. The one finger of light tan head that formed when I poured this is now (after a few minutes) a thin layer on the surface.

Smells like a piece of caramel nut chocolate. Enough said. Awesome.

The flavor displays an impressive interplay of chocolate malt, a distinct nuttiness, toasty lighter malt flavors, a touch of English hops and some rich caramel. It isn't very sweet (thank goodness!) which is often the downfall of brown ales in my opinion.

The mouthfeel seem slightly over carbonated to me, but then again I am sort of a cask ale guy. Overall the body is on the thin side for having this much flavor, but it is certainly traditional and where it "should be" (as far as I know).

Conclusion: Another great beer from Samuel Smith's!

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Allurex
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Axic10
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second bottle out of the gift pack I purchased last night. Poured from 550ml bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a reddish brown with a finger and a half of fluffy tan head that settles after a minute or two.

Smell: Hints of toffee and walnuts in the nose along with a sweet malty aroma.

Taste: Sweet malts, toffee and a pleasant nuttiness. A very mild brown ale, but very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very smooth.

Drinkability: I love a good brown ale and this is one of the best. Always a treat to get to enjoy this one.

Photo of Jeeb
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BBP
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a dark cherry brown color. Medium carbo. Acceptable head but great lacing.

S- Dark malts, nuts, and caramel. Very much a roasted aroma.

T- Slightly more sweet of the get-go. You can taste a bit of what almost seems like coffee and cocoa. Good nut backbone. My first nut brown ale, and I would have to say it has more of a hazelnut flavor. The initial taste of it too me is unimpressive however. What I appreciate more is the 30 seconds after a sip where all the malts and flavors drop by. You get all the cocoa on your tongue at that point and the roasted flavor tastes incredible. Sadly you need to sip it ever 30 seconds to experience it as the flavor leaves far too soon.

M- Fuller body. Extremely smooth and feels perfect. Feels incredibly clean as well.

D- Couldn't be much easier to down. The biggest flaw of this drink is that the best part of it is in the aftertaste.

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