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

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown AleSamuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
3,900 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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best beers I have ever had. It almost transcends the category of beer and belongs to the work of art category. It pours an absolutely beautiful clear molassses, or mahogany color with a fluffy light tan two finger head. Retention is excellent and the lacing is among some of the best and most elaborate I have ever seen. Smell is pine, roasted nuts, honey, and maybe a little hint of soy sauce (meant in a good way). Mouthfeel is full and pleasing. Taste is a pleasing lemon on the front followed by roasted nuts on the finish. It is perfectly balanced. Drinking this beer is almost like meeting the girl of your dreams. Where have you been all of my life?

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Appearance - Pours a dark, clear ruby amber with an off-white, fluffy 2-3 finger head. Good retention. Lace stays thick and displays impressive stick.

Smell - Notes of sweet malt, with hints of hazelnut and caramel.

Taste - Starts with notes of sweet bread and caramel, with hints of toffee. About mid-taste a bit of hazelnut and a faint earthy character creeps in before the beer finishes with an aftertaste that's not too far off from the aftertaste in eating a walnut.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a decent mount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Finishes fairly dry. Entirely drinkable.

Overall - A classic brown, and one of the great ones at that. Wonderful all-around beer to go along with a great flavor profile. Everything Newcastle tries to be, but falls short. Not a big brown guy, but this is one of a handful I'd gladly drink with regularity.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,900 ratings
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