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

3,890 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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Photo of skywizzard
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 550 ml bottle into a pint glass. Very nice clear dark amber color with about 1 1/2 fingers of head which lasted a reasonable amount of time.

Nice clean smell, and the taste was the same. Not overpowering but very pleasant with a definite nuttiness. A good drinking beer or goes well with a steak. I will have again (and again).

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Photo of beersarang
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Exceptional Medium brown color with an off white head that is quite creamy and strong. Lace is abundant.

Smells wonderful, nutty aroma with mild roasted notes.

Tastes sweet at first, with a mild bitterness and roasted toffee aftertaste that cuts the sweetness. This is what a brown ale was meant to taste like.

Considerable carbonation, I hoped this beer would be more creamy.

Quite drinkable, I finished the large bottle with ease.

All in all my new favorite brown ale. Samuel Smith makes consistently good beers.

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Photo of bagpiper2005
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Beautiful medium red-amber color with two fingers of tan head that retains well and leaves a fair amount of lacing behind.

Smell: Tart fruity aroma hits hard up front with underlying notes of caramel malt, a little bit of molasses, and a very faint coffee and hop note.

Taste: Starts off with a tart green apple taste which quickly gives way to notes of caramel and brown sugar and hint of yeast. The middle picks up some more tart fruitiness and the back finishes up with a light coffee bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium with active carbonation. Smooth, and rather dry.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, slightly quaffable, and refreshing.

Final Notes: A rather interesting flavor for a brown ale. The taste is rather complex but the initial sourness is a bit too much. A very sessionable beer and one that I would drink with a nice tart dessert.

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Photo of porterman66
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kdwruck
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Ruger
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPA35
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before 11 december.

It is ruby-brown with a slightly offwhite head. Looks good!

The smell is indeed quite nutty. Quite mild smelling. Dark malts in there, cereal. SOME dark fruits.

The taste is a nice balance between sweet and bitter. The dark malts are there with their caramelly flavour, the Brtish hops are there (but without much of a 'bite' that I would expect from a Brtish ale) and it is really good actually.

The mouthfeel is medium and a little creamy.
Good aftertaste and easy to drink as well.

Nice brew!

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Photo of BeerForHokie
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of RyanOooh
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Jared14
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kaiyote
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncfranklin
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A : Pours a lovely deep brown with amber red, highlights of speckly gold from fizzy bubbles. The tan head is roughly a finger and a half, and simmers slowly to a fuzzy topping. This is a lively looking brew if I've ever seen one.

S : The malty brew brings forth lots of nutty smells, almost of almond, with little bits of syrupy sweetness.

T : Mimics the smell almost exactly. The strong maltiness is all this brew is about. There is some level of hops to keep it from being too sweet, and it is a perfect balance. It finishes a smooth, fuzzy feel.

M : Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Doesn't roll or swish well, as the higher levels of carbonation tingles.

D : The price brings down the drinkability here. A 4 pack ran me 12 bucks. This is a beer designed to be slowly enjoyed, and the heavy mouthfeel leads itself to that.

This is, possibly my favorite beer yet. A quintessential brown ale. Fabulous. A must for anyone who likes the maltier brew.

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Photo of oneturbucfan
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of dwren89
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep ruby brown, big foamy off white head, great clarity

Aroma: nutty and bready malt aroma, some definite sweetness on the nose, nice floral hop character to balance

Taste: malty and sweet, bready thickness to the flavor and a nutty and fruity finish, slight floral hop taste on the finish to balance the strong malt flavor,

mouthfeel: big and thick, chewy, low carbonation, full body

Overall impression: A nice Northern english brown exhibiting strong bready and dark malt character with nuttiness and fruitiness on the earth

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Photo of HarryPotHead
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Prestonlegal
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of oakaged88
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of predikit
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Pours a clear brown with an off-white head.

Smells of hazelnut, cream, a little butterscotch.

Taste is subtle, similar to the nose, is nutty, hazelnut I pick up the most, with notes of cream and toffee, fairly sweet to start. Bitterness takes on a very astringent tone for the aftertaste and overpowers the end. For 5% ABV the alcohol is poorly hidden, and shows up in full force as it goes down.

Medium body, smooth feel, leaves clean.

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Photo of Cs1987
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Deep red, 2 fingers of brownish head which reduced.

Smell - Mostly just sweet and malty.

Taste - As the name suggests, this is a very nutty beer, with the predominant taste being walnuts. Quite malty, also.

Mouthfeel - Pretty smooth with low carbonation.

Drinkability - Not quite as easy drinking as the 5% ABV suggests.

Overall - A very good beer that is quite unique in its nuttiness.

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Photo of jamis
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BrunEngr
3.13/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The nuttiness is too pronounced for my taste.

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.08/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of meechum
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another excellent beer from Sam Smith's, I'm really liking this brewery.

A - Pours deep brown with a nice thick light tan head that falls slowly with a nice ring of lace

S - This beer has a good malty nose with a hint of a nutty smell in there also

T - A very good brown ale with a nice malty flavor up front cut by a nice hop flavor in the end to leave a very good taste on the palate

M - Nice carbonation and a good overall feel in the mouth

D - This was a very drinkable beer and the hallmark of when I know when it's really good...I was sad to take the last sip because it was all gone

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Photo of SirIPAalot
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.08 out of 5 based on 3,890 ratings.
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