Nut Brown Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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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
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#4,316
Reviews:
1,497
Ratings:
3,989
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
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Photo of tottel
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eafowler7
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of epyon396
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A: Pours a creamy one finger head. Color of rust/pomegranite. Nice lacing

S: Hazelnut? Chestnut? malt, wheat, and possibly other roasted nuts. There's a sweetness there

T: A nice mix of all the flavors you smell. No individual flavor stands out, but they form a cohesive flavor. Ends with a taste of grain.

O: A very drinkable brown ale. Smooth, nutty, malty. An above average offering.

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Photo of hoponit
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlunderfulGuy
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of jeschaefer
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Greener
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hottenot
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This has a really nice reddish,brown, auburn color. Body is about medium light with medium carbonation. The body at times seems a little thin which makes the carbonation a little prickly
Aroma is yeast, malt, roasted malts, doughy bread, chestnuts and a mild earthy smell.
Taste is similar to nose, much more of a hop bite than the aroma hints at . The malts make up the bulk of the flavor with the earthy nuttiness following .
Overall it's a really nice beer with the malts making a nice flavor without it becoming a malt bomb

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerisgood69
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBorsato
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,989 ratings