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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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3,100 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,100
Reviews: 1,381
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 154
Gots: 175 | FT: 2
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance: Pours a light reddish-brown with superb clarity. A light tan head starts out thick and fluffy, and holds at a thick cap.

Smell: The aroma is quite faint. It's rich and nutty with a hefty dose of malt. Diacytel makes it's obligitory appearance...

Taste: Malty and oh-so-slighty sweet with just enough hops to balance everything. Extremely nutty in flavor, with a touch of chocolate and toffee. There's some buttery diacytel (like in all of their beers) that is kept well in check. Small hint of a minerally taste. Ends with a green, floral hop note.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with a smooth, dry mouthfeel. There's a bit of astrigency on the finish that I've never encountered before...could be just this bottle.

Drinkability: Pretty good. This is not only a tasty brown ale, but a great 'gateway' brew that can be used to turn macro drinkers to better beer.

A solid and dependable beer, this is a classic example of the Northern England-style brown ale.

06-28-2003 13:45:34 | More by MJR
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South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-30-2013 00:42:22 | More by SD-Alefan
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-09-2014 04:54:41 | More by jaemeno3
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-10-2012 02:42:51 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-03-2012 04:00:14 | More by caverog
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2013 02:26:51 | More by LooseMoose1978
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4.4/5  rDev +7.6%

Paid $11.79 for a 3pk. (550mL) gift set with pint glass and two coasters...

The appearence is another top-rate quality as assumed from Sammy Smith. An Amber body beer with a tanish-white head, med-to-small sized retains well, lacing is a nice touch to the beers' overall appearence. The aroma is a wonderful mix of mixed nuts with a few hints of candy smell flavors.

The taste is awesome, smooth as can be it's like a fresher more flavorful Newcastle, without any flaws. The mouthfeel and drinkability are up there. No harshness detected, no desire to stop drinking... great palette feel, great blended ale.

Final Thought: Wow, just as stated above, a Newcastle++ one plus for the full taste the other plus because it's just that good!

07-10-2004 19:49:30 | More by mobyfann
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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale
550ml bottle
Recent bottling (SG13B1), celebrated 04/07
Medium pour in an English pint

Poured a clear brown with a mostly lasting large fluffy light brown head.

Smelt of moderate mixed nuts, toffee, stone.

Taste was upfront strong bitter nuts and sweet caramel followed by a strong bitter rustic and nutty flavor and light caramel on a moderate finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, oily, fizzy and moderately astringent.

Overall, this is a classic nut brown with awesome flavor. The flavors are bold, balanced and complex. A personal favorite. Easily one of the best nut brown ales out there.

04-21-2007 06:37:02 | More by xav33
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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

Excellent Brown Ale. Pours a nice amber color with an average head. Incredibly smooth and malty - but not too much so. I was able to enjoy this without being overwhelmed by the sweetness. There's just enough hops here to round it out properly. Feels great and has an excellent taste.

Moderate ABV and stellar smoothness makes this an excellent session beer. I intend to always keep some of this on hand.

09-22-2009 23:50:58 | More by Mavajo
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West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-10-2014 23:13:32 | More by wvbrewcrew
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-20-2013 03:23:06 | More by abrodsky
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New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

05-16-2013 12:16:37 | More by Carpentiere
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-13-2013 21:13:12 | More by jimmygord
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3/5  rDev -26.7%

12-04-2011 05:45:44 | More by ejw127
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-29-2014 00:51:00 | More by Syraquse
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-05-2014 19:12:03 | More by Wortman1998
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-08-2014 20:45:49 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-06-2014 02:23:49 | More by Arch578
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3.18/5  rDev -22.2%

After reading the reviews and seeing this beer on the shelf every time I go to the liquor store, I thought I would give it a try. After trying it, I don't see what the big deal is. Smell, taste, and mouthfeel are all pretty average. Nothing really jumps out in the nose or the taste. The mouthfeel is pretty thin too.

Overall, I'm not terribly impressed. It's not a bad beer but it's not great either. Just average, I guess. I don't think I'll buy this again.

10-10-2007 01:17:24 | More by jdubjacket
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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

03-06-2014 03:09:04 | More by bulldogg915
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-10-2011 23:18:07 | More by brokentee
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2013 14:59:13 | More by ronin926
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-17-2014 15:28:37 | More by Tayloraphilips
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-05-2013 08:04:37 | More by smekermann
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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Medium copper color, two fingers of pale tan head subsides slowly leaving faint lace.

S: Roasted notes predominate, some funky/fruity caramel in the background.

T: Lovely roasted notes, faint sweetness, no hops. Flavors are clear and pure. Some minerals emerge over time, also sweet biscuit.

M: Medium body with slight creaminess. Quite satisfying.

D: Very drinkable indeed-- none of the flavors are too strong, so it almost teases you into drinking more just to see if you can find something else in there-- and you can. Leaves me wanting more, but in a good way. Understated, even somewhat delicate.

Overall, a very pleasant beer. Will buy it again.

03-09-2011 00:12:21 | More by AmericanGothic
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
91 out of 100 based on 3,100 ratings.