Nut Brown Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,409
Reviews:
1,490
Ratings:
3,957
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.95
 
 
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Ratings: 3,957 |  Reviews: 1,490
Photo of Spaten454
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michelleroo
3.51/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The thinness of the beer in ma mouth lowers the rating for me, unfortunately. But it pretty! And nice lacing! And kinda nutty/caramel tasting. It’s ok for me.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer is a slightly hazy brown color. The head is thick and lasted a while, slow moving carbonation. The beer smells of chocolate and nuts but it isn't very overwhelming. The flavor is sweet upfront with a chocolate taste but then you do get a hint of nuts as the beer evens out. The beer is medium bodied and easy to drink.

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Photo of nickles
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goalie35
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephen85
2.3/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of jkblr
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle coded SC24Q1 poured into a Samuel Smith tulip pint glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on label. The beer pours bright medium brown with ruby highlights and thick khaki head. Lacing is minimal, but the head is persistent at 3/8" (nucleated glass). The aroma is milk chocolate and nuts. The taste is tangy chocolate up front with a barely bitter nutty finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good. I wish that Merchant du Vin would let these guys date their bottles. I was given this one or I wouldn't have had it.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jripley97
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stout_Scout
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ShaunSolo
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nass
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is a BOTTLE CODE on here. I lucked out it looks like I got a fresh one that is under a year old. On to the review. Amazing! I could have sworn this beer was brewed with actual nuts how nutty this freaking brown ales tastes. Go out & try this beer folks. Cheers! A- (90-94) score range

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Photo of XsoldoutX
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaker07
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuentinDishaw
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Djoneil
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass at Red Star in Fells Point (Baltimore)

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Photo of ZachT
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerPirate
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on March 4, 2018. Date code SF20Q1 (June 20, 2017), so it is a bit old. But, if the brewer is satisfied to have beer this old for sale, it is fair game to review it, IMO. Aroma of fruit, caramel, some nutty aroma in there as well. Slightly hazy to clear reddish brown with a tall tan-to off-white thick creamy head. Sweetish caramel intitially in the taste, with fruit and toast. Feel is thin, creamy and smooth. The middle begins to get bitter, with the bitterness intensifying into the finish. As the beer warms, the aftertaste becomes more unpleasant. This beer no doubt suffers from its age, but as it stands, it is not particularly outstanding. OK at best. PS: I reviewed this side-by-side with the Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown. Not as good as the Ale Asylum. I need to find a fresher Sam Smith brown.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drews240
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abalipadi
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,957 ratings