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

3,885 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one I used to drink a lot of in the early days of craft brews. Upon returning to it I have to say that while I still enjoyed it it didn't really wow me any more. More of a solid, easy drinker than something to get really excited about.

Pours coppery brown, reddish highlights, dark tan head with good retention and lacing. Faintly nutty aroma, lots of toasty malty bread, hints of caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is quite close, although it's pretty dry and the caramel aroma appears as a mere flicker in the taste. Good toastiness, tasty but mild nut flavor, a hint of floral, earthy hops in the finish. The nut flavor actually is most noticeable in the aftertaste, which lingers a bit in the mouth as it fades away.

Medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth and easy to drink. Again, enjoyable, but not tremendously exciting, at least not anymore for this long-time Samuel Smith's fan.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.61/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a ruby-orange-ish/brown; clear, with some effervescing bubbles rising from the center og the glass and a tan, two-finger head. smell is minimal with maybe an oatmeal scent?the taste is very well balanced- a little sweet on the front, but a little bitter as it leaves. light and minimally carbonated, it has that taste that some of the sweet, caramel-ly commercial, german octoberfests possess, but is a cleaner version and much easier to drink. overall, this is a great beer and one that should be kept as a stand-by in case you're trying a new brew which turns out nasty. the low abv necessitates a side of a good whiskey or bourbon, though . . . .

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear mahogany red body with a rich, soft, creamy off-white head. Sweet, robust, nutty malt aroma; almost like maple syrup. Light malt taste, not too sweet, with a rather strong, off-putting bitterness at the end; stale. Light bodied; somewhat watery.

A disappointing beer; makes me think I got an old bottle (no date listed on the label) since I get very little brown ale malt sweetness in the taste. Looks and aroma promised good things, but the taste didn't live up to the anticipation. I have had better bottles of this beer in the past; unfortunately, this is the one I happened to review. And so it goes with drinking imported beer without any bottling information...

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4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout the other week, was impressed, lets give this one a go. Served in a tulip.

A: Poured a dark ruby red amber color, transparent, with a thin tan head and a good amounts of lacing

S: smells of wheat, barley, grains, brown sugars, malts,

T: Excellent, barley, hops, malts, toasted grains, tastes like nuts but I cant really put my finger on it, almonds, walnuts

M: Refreshing, mild amounts of carbonation, feels airy but still complex and flavorful, medium bodied

O: Another amazing beer from Samuel Smith, very crisp and easy going but still has ample amounts of flavor, not over bearing, a must try.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,885 ratings.
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