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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
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

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

1190th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
500Ml W/gold foil

Purchased from Bevmo Chino Hills for $2.99

App- Not quite the color of most brown ales, this was more of an amber looking murky, semi translucent with some deep deep oranges. A small 1 finger light khaki head with some good stick.

Smell- Opens with a bit of a creamy, caramel, roasty, hazelnut aroma. Its a very interesting note because not overly full or thick.

Taste- I don't know why this beer is so tasty but completely doesnt taste like a brown ale to me. Its like a small strong ale with big malty flavors, a bit sweet with some strong caramel as well.

Mouth- A light medium body with a lighter carbonation behind it. A nice residual malt and sweet flavor remain with a touch of hazelnut.

Drink- One of the best brown ales. Unique in flavor and feel. I love this beer for the pricepoint and its only 5%

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clean, reddish brown, big off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly. Fairly heavly lacing. Very pleasant color.

Sweet grainy malts, dark fruit, earthy hops, hazelnut. Subtle and tasty aromas.

Sweet, dark fruits, biscuity malts, nutty, the same earthy hops I smelled. Just as I think it's about to get too sweet, it balances itself out. Definitely not artificial tasting in any way. Very pleasant and drinkable.

Moderately heavy, smooth, light carbonation.

Definitely different than the typical American style, which tends to be dryer and less sweet, more like a watered down porter. This is super fruity sweet, almost like a Dubbel or Doppelbock, but with an English biscuity, nutty, malty backbone and earthy hops. Really an interesting beer and highly recommend.

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

A: brownish, amber, ruby notes, some orange hues. Great looking two finger head.
S: bready notes, nuts, and some slight citrus notes.
T: follows the nose quite well except I pick up on some dark fruit notes..grapes maybe? Slightly bitter flavor at the end but it blends well the roasted malt.
M: medium bodied, slightly creamy and a pleasing dry finish.
O: very solid beer and an old one that stands up to all comers. Quality on every sip.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,908 ratings
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