Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

3,876 Ratings
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown AleSamuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Mahogony with a hint of red.

S- Very basic. Nutty and malty aromatics.

T- Well made and it shows. Nuts and slightly
roasted flavors. Somewhat rich.

M- Effervesscent, balanced.

O- A perfect example of English brown ale. A great balance of malt and hops. Would be sessionable if not for the large bottle.

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Photo of JCaweinstein
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber to light brown. Absolutely crystal clear with a one finger off white head, leaves some nice lacing down the glass.
This has a nice nutty, bitter roasty type aroma along with the scent of caramel.
I taste roasted malt which gives the beer a burnt toast type flavor that is also accompanied by just a touch of malty sweetness.
I would say that this is a light bodied beer. I get a nice crispness from the carbonation which is followed by burnt toast, nutty and bitter flavors. The finish is slighty sweet which balances the beer off nicely.
Overall a beautiful beer that has some good flavor and aromatic complexity. And for $10 along with the glass and two other offerings an absolute bargain.

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My 100th review! Going with a classic in the nut brown world.

A- Dark, reddish-brown in color with sharp clarity. Thick and creamy light tan head with lacing sticking to the sides.

S- Nutty with a bit of sweet malts. A bit of butterscotch, finished by some buttery yeast bread. Very profound.

T- Sweet and malty up front, dry and nutty on the back end, more of a walnut taste. Slight hop spice noticable near the back end as well. Complimented by an underlying creamy and saltiness from the yeast. So complex, yet very well balanced.

M- velvety smooth, medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O- This beer sets the standard for nut brown ales. Although not the most popular style, this be deserves a try just to completely understand how a brown ale should taste. Another solid brew from Samuel Smith.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

550 ML bottle decanted into a tall glass...

A - Beautiful clear ruby brown...nice head...lingers on top of the beer...good lacing...perfect!

S - Sweet oaked whiskey barrel...mild nutty aroma...vanilla...maybe a slight hint of bananas foster...definitely sweet malt forward hops to be found...

T - Delicious sweet creamy caramel nuttiness...kissed by a very slight hop presence but not enough to turn the tables to the bitter end...just a hint...

M - Medium-light bodied...nice carbonation...slight soapy/oily feel...very nice...

Overall - I am not a big fan of Brown Ales...but this is one exquisite real ale! This beer will transport you to the days of old england when the Brown Ale was first developed...a truly epic Brown Ale that sets the standard for the style world-wide...definitely give this a try, even if you aren't a fan of the style...


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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful chocolate brown with a two-finger tan-white head. Generous amount of lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Malty as hell. A tad bit of cocoa, and I'm definitely getting a whiskey smell.

Taste: Tastes of biscuity malts, toastyness, with a backbone of a bit of metal and wateryness. Perhaps a bad batch? Wasn't what I was expecting.

Mouthfeel: It's an easy drinker; light bodied and highly carbonated. Smooth and slightly creamy.

Overall: Very underwhelming. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, or an old one, as I can't locate a date.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,876 ratings.
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