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

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug. Pours dark brown with a frothy light tan head. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. The beer is transparent at the ends of the glass, where it is reddish brown. The head dissipates slowly, leaving sticky lacking on the side of the glass. I can pick up smells of dark roasted barley malts and nuts. It reminds me of a good nut bread smell. The taste follows the nose. There's a rich maltiness to this beer from the dark roasted malts and the nuttiness blends well with the malt flavor. I can also pick up some mild toffee and vanilla flavors in this beer as well. The body is medium with plentiful carbonation. For as rich as the beer tastes, the feel is much lighter than the taste. It's slightly watery and very smooth. The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. It is very refreshing and flavorful. This is a great example of this style.

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550ml bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours an opaque, russet brown tone with a good two fingers of a creamy beige head. decent retention; patchy lacing evident.

the nose is mainly toasted malts with notes of nuts and (though fainter) caramel. a pleasant if somewhat tame aroma. toasty, bready, biscuity flavors follow through in the flavor, along with a slight but perceptible hop presence that arrives mid-palate; a distinctly dry finish. smooth and quite tasty. unquestionably one of the better english brown ales i've sampled.

medium body/carbonation; a bit watery. very drinkable.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,873 ratings.
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