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

3,870 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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Photo of PorterLambic
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich, mahogany color with a pillow-soft 1" head of foam sitting atop. Couldn't determine clarity or penetration as the lighting was weak and the glass frosted.
Smell is rich with roasted malts, whiskey, nuts, the whole fruitcake. Great balance and very complex.
Taste is exactly the same as the smell, roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, wheat, whiskey (lighter), maybe a hint of vanilla?
Medium body with solid effervescence. Slightly watery at the start but fills out mid-sip and beyond. Slight warming at the top of the throat/base of the tongue. Smooth and delicious. A standard bearer fro the style.

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Photo of mjtiernan
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

550ml bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: A dense off-white three finger head gradually settles to two fingers on top. Good retention and incredible lacing. Body is a rich mahogany.

S: Vinegary and sweet at the same time. There is some butterscotch, nuttiness and quite a bit of apple aroma along with a bit of acidic vinegar. Diaceytl and acetaldehyde in one beer? Oh my!

T: Thankfully the flavor is pleasant. I can taste some of the green apple, but it’s outdone by light roasted nuttiness and caramel malt. Finishes with a bit of earthy bitterness.

M: I’d have to look up the ABV, but this is an exceedingly drinkable beer. Light body, medium carb and somewhat on the watery side.

O: I don’t know if the condition of this bottle was ideal but I think there are other brown ales that surpass this one. It’s a classic version of the style that doesn’t beat you over the head with flavor but eases its way into your heart.

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Photo of match1112
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours the color of ice tea. half finger of sand colored head disappeared as quickly as it formed. no lacing left behind. nose picks up on toffee, caramel, hazelnut and lots of malt sweetness. taste has a nice sweetness to it, but not overly sweet. dont notice any hops. caramel malty goodness. mouthfeel is on the thin side. goes down easy, could use more carbonation. slight oily finish. not a bad brown, but not one of my favorites either, kinda of reminds me of newcastle, like drinkin ice tea.

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Photo of poopsmitherson
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of philistinedream
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of hlaus
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of conradh
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mtlasley
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of DaleB50
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of smi
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of innuendobrewskiman63
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of traumaqueen
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

550 ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
Fluffy off-white head and a clear deep amber body.
The smell is nutty and some sweet butterscotch.
Bready and slightly sweet. Nutty aftertaste. Slightly bitter.
Dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Kinda creamy.
Not very exciting but it is an enjoyable and easy to drink beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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 3,870 ratings.
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