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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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#4,689
Reviews:
1,503
Ratings:
4,017
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
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Photo of gbiello
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluesfolk19
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed as part of my BJCP training. 13B. British Brown

Pours a large creamy foamy 1 finger tan head that retains well, decent lacing, clear but deep mahogany reddish-brown color

Nose fair malt aroma, toffee, nutty, biscuity, smooth mild sweet but rich moderate caramel, then chocolate notes as it warms, hops bring some aromas with herbal earthy, very English ingredients

Taste brings more malts out front, fair sweetness with lots of caramel, smooth rich caramel, a bit nutty, biscuity, some toffee, a touch of chocolate, hops kick in with fair medium bitterness, a bit earthy with flavor but not much, fair balance but mostly leans to malt, drier finish getting a little spicy-earthy hop bitterness, but smooth

Mouth is medium to a bit lighter bodied, medium carbonation

Overall not bad, holds fairly well to style, I'm not a huge fan of the hop character and I feel it get a little too aggressive compare to the malts, but enjoyable and fits the style nicely

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Photo of khargro2
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beck_Hardy_UK
2.7/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

550 ml bottle into an English pint glass. Light tan head. Decent lacing. Faint whiff of grains maybe pine needles. Taste was malty and mild chocolate. Slight cola like aftertaste. A very good beer that goes well with meat pies.

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Photo of StretchZep
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trentontiger
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msscott1973
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Isaac_Smit
4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bump8628
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

From notes 5/25/12: Pours a clear dark bronze with thin ruby hints, a single finger of fluffy, soap bubble, beige/light tan, somewhat lasting head that leaves thin, wispy lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, syrupy sweet toffee and a hint of cocoa.Taste is rich roast, toast, dark bread malty, sweet caramel, toffee and roasted nuts finishing with a pleasant bitterness that builds and lingers well into the aftertaste. Except for the bitterness the finish and aftertaste are somewhat cola like.

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Photo of timon
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really like the smell of this for some reason. Very simple and grainy. The taste is just OK. A bit too malty for me. The feel is OUTSTANDING. That's my favorite part, for sure. It just feels nice and thick, but not too viscous. Overall, a solid 4. I won't buy it again for $5, though.

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Photo of kyleondrums
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: a rich reddish brown with a beige head of roughly 2 fingers.

Smell: toasted malts, roasted nuts and brown sugar dominate with notes of vanilla. A little bit overly sweet for my taste.

Taste: toasted malts and brown sugar dominate. Not nearly as sweet as it smells.

Feel: medium to full in body with an exceptional mouth feel.

Overall: my go to brown ale. This beer alone reflects the lofty reputation of this brewery!

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gemini6
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

12-oz. bottle needed a medium/light pour for a big finger of beige froth, average retention with lines of soapy lacing.
Clear dark copper (old penny) brown color, amber in front of light.
Toasted malt with some roasted malt on the nose with roasted mixed nuts in the back ground.
Roasted malt is more up front at the start of the lightly bitter taste as semi-sweet malt, tangy apple cider and not-so-sweet apple juice are moved along by the abundant carbonation. The finish is quick, semi-sweet and lightly bitter. Light bitter hops linger.
Above medium bodied, rich, even and smooth.
A happy revisit, a little on the sweet side yet straight forward and true to style.

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Photo of AdamSteve
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 4,017 ratings