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

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown AleSamuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
3,901 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: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale was poured into a pint glass from the bottle. I have been meaning to try this one for a while, so I was looking forward to the experience. The ale was a dark, murky brown with a generous head of approximately 3/4 of an inch. The aroma spoke volumes of the maltiness of this beer while still giving hints of sour to come. In the initial taste, I noticed the malts with a sour taste in the front. The backbone of the taste was a sweet candy-like flavor that reminded me of Twizzlers licorice. The promised nuttiness dances amid the tastes, giving it a well-rounded experience. In the aftertaste, the sour of this brown ale stands alone. It is a pleasant sour that sticks to the roof of the mouth and allows the flavor to linger. I believe the ale was thinner than I would have expected, but this was not a big mark against the beer. Overall, this is a flavorful brown that is a standard bearer for the style.

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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Nice amber-brown-copper-orange color. Poured a frothy and tan two-finger head. Nice bubbly lace down the sides of the glass. The sticky frothy head never disappeared. Excellent carbonation.

S-Barley malts, nutty undertones, notes of butterscotch, sweet malt.

T-Nutty,caramel,malty,full-bodied. Refreshing and cool. Sweet going in and the aftertaste was dry and nutty.

M-Wet,full-bodied, refreshing and satisfying.

Overall-The English know how to brew an excellent beer. I recommend this brew to anyone who wants a full flavored, full-bodied, and sessionable brew. Great quality and well-balanced. This tastes great with bbq brats and potatoes. Cheers!

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

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Reddish brown color with a fingers worth of tan foamy head. Decent amount of clinging lace.

Smell- Nuttiness, sweetness and grain.

Taste- Malt sweetness at the start with a nutty finish. There are some buttery notes with just a hint of hops for balance.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth and creamy. Nice amount of carbonation.

Overall- Another great brew from Samuel Smith. While this is not my favorite style of beer, this was very enjoyable.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,901 ratings
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