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:
#2,493
Reviews:
1,494
Ratings:
3,974
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.95
 
 
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Photo of Mattandwin
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a little bit on the bitter side for my taste

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Deadarmed1
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle into pint glass. Pours an ever-so-slightly hazy reddish-brown with a nice light-tan head. Initial impression is very rich and malty, with dominant nutty flavor balanced by caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Carbonation is fairly light. Finish is nutty and sweet. Very drinkable and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Malts_over_hops
4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of my all time favorites.

I decided to grill some italian sausage, along with some peppers, mushrooms and broccoli. After grilling this I was about to reach for a lager when I thought no, this grilled food shall not be paired with something standard. I opened up a big bottle of this nut brown ale. It paired incredibly with the grilled sausage. It pours an orange brown shade that is exclusive to British style ales. Solid head.

The smell was not very strong which i dont mind. The taste is almost as if you bit into a nut. It is sharp but not bitter. This beer is quite quaffable aswell. Mouthfeel is wonderful, it is required to have it linger in your mouth for a while to get all the nuances of the roasted nuts and caramel malt in there.

This is definitely Sam Smith’s best export, however I would have a hard time ranking this beer among their other incredible offerings, such as their cask ales at pubs. But its definitely up there.

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Photo of Geckos_Locos
4.89/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite brown ale so far. Unfortunately it is a little hard to get in my area. This is an original brown ale with NO noticeable hints or notes of chocolate or any thing else. The O.G. of brown ales. Very easy to drink. I could easily down a four pack in a night.

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Photo of walknot
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: brown, ruby in light, mildly hazy with a persistent foamy head.

S: yeasty

T: nutty, malty, floral. Not bitter to me.

F: medium body, lighter than the appearance suggests

O: Good, but not as flavorful as Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter or their Organic Chocolate Stout. The finish has the same aftertaste as Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, though with a less oily feel. It is an easier drinking, crisper beer than those three other offerings. Clearly, I'm a fan of this brewer!

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Photo of Sulty
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of robotic_being
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Navin-Johnson
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deniro
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,974 ratings