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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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3,371 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,371
Reviews: 1,399
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 175
Gots: 279 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A. Poured into a nonic pint glass. Beautiful amber with a thick creamy tan head that fades to lacing.

S. Sweet malt with more subtle molasses.

T. Sweet upfront with a yeasty bread middle and a dry nut finish.

M. Slightly thin with a bit too much carbonation.

D. As you finish a sip, you are compelled to take another. Plenty flavorful to be interesting, but goes down easily; perfect for relaxing on a cool spring night watching the stars.

One of the best brown ales I've tried so far. I grabbed it out of the fridge because it has been sitting around for awhile (not because I was really compelled to drink it), but I was pleasantly surprised. I'll be picking this up again.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale is a very much indeed quite a quaffable beverage. It is both pleasing to the eye and to the palette, and if served fresh I'm sure it would be very pleasing in the aromatic sense as well. It leans toward being a sweeter ale, and it doesn't offer too much in the way of hoppiness, but its drinkability is near flawless.

This beer pours a nice amber/brown color with a decent tan head that retains fairly well, but leaves minimal lace. The smell was a little bit skunky, but it eventually subsided with some coffee notes and a reasonably potent caramel aroma. The mouthfeel was maybe a little bit thinner than expected, but it was still quite smooth and it had a moderate amount of carbonation. Thankfully the skunk did not carry over into the flavor. As mentioned, this beer was slightly sweet, and the main flavors were of some coffee and some nuttiness. Some caramel was detectable, along with some very light fruity apple/pear flavors. This does lack some bitterness, and in the finish there is just a light nutty dryness. The nutty notes continue into the aftertaste, and some apple/pear flesh flavors come through more readily. This ale finishes out with very little alcoholic warmth.

This beer is similar in some respects to Newcastle Brown, but it is much more flavorful, and perhaps even smoother. Only on very rare occasion has Samuel Smith's let me down, and this brew does nothing to disparage me from their beers. Another respectable beer from the Old Tadcaster brewery.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark reddish brown colour with a good amount of head. Tastes of slight malt character with a nutty earthy tone finish to it. Lacks overall flavour, but its decent and there is no really bad after taste. Just nothing is wowing me from this beer to bring it into a A category.

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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep copper color with a frothy head. Nutty and floral aroma. Excellent creamy mouthfeel. Sweet taste with some hops to balance it out, also had a nutty flavor. Interesting beer and very smooth.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Red brown, able to see through center of glass. Tall off-white head leaving a lot of lacing behind.

S - Sweet malts and maybe a bit of caramel

T - Dry malty flavor. Quite mild with little after-taste.

M - Mild coating and only a bit of tingle on the sides of the tongue.

D - Easily drinkable, but not even clost to a early choice. Many better options avqailable.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep mahogany brown generously topped with tan foam. A fairly well-retained head that leaves behind sheets of lace the whole way down. Brilliant red highlights when held to the like. Simply gorgeous. Mild aroma of toasted nuts, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Tastes nutty and dry with hints of toffee and plum. Finishes with a solid earthy bitterness. Tastes hearty and wholesome. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Feels smooth and substantial. Pairs wonderfully with beef stew and dumplings.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
92 out of 100 based on 3,371 ratings.