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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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a nice, deep bronze color with a thick, frothy head almost 4 fingers in width.

S - Has a slight smell of butterscotch and caramel; very pleasant.

T - Gives a sweet taste of caramel and roasted nuts. Leaves a very mild aftertaste.

M - Very easy to drink with moderate carbonation.

O - Overall this is one of the best brown ale's I have drank thus far.

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Photo of soju6
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep rich brown color with a good head that fades slowly to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of nuts and roasted malt with a hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Taste is a blend of roasted nuts and the roasted malt. Nice touch of the caramel sweetness. There is a subtle bitterness and a clean dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth with a rich creamy texture. Excellent balance.

O: Very drinkable. Good example of the style. A classic that is a benchmark compare others to.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark copper with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like nutty bready malt, with some overripe banana and subtle copper hops.
T: It tasted like copper and nutty bread, with a little earthy barley and banana. It had a bittersweet and mostly clean aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This had a very nice smell with good taste and ok body. It had a smooth finish, so it was very easy to drink. Solid classic brew, but not super delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  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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4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: beautiful tanned brown with a nice 2 finger of a off-white head!!

S: Amazing nutty with caramel aroma. a hint of fruitiness on the back from the yeast!

T: very nice caramel taste well balanced with some nuttiness! A completely malt balanced beer!

M: Medium body. low carbonation!! amazing mouthfeel

O: an excepcional world class example of an brown ale!

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- 12 oz bottle into a pint glass yielded a one inch creamy looking head that faded to a thin cap with decent lacing on the glass. Color is crystal clear dark copper.

S- clean malty aroma, crystal and roasted predominate. Not much hop scent here.

T- The description on the bottle calls it dry and that part comes later. It starts with mild malty sweetness quickly counter balanced by the slightly bitter hops.

M- light and smooth.

O- This goes down easy and tastes great. I have been enjoying English brown ales lately as a nice counterpoint to the excellent hop bombs produced here in N. Cal. So many brews, so little time...

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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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