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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,871
Reviews:
1,473
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 550 mL bottle into a Samuel Smith signature pint glass. 1 of 3 from a Samuel Smith beer set I received for Christmas. Pretty excited about these.

A - A moderate pour yields a moderate head. I filled my pint glass to just a finger from the top and the foam just barely touched the rim of the glass. I was surprised to see how red the ale looked. There are bubbles racing all over the glass. Lacing is minimal.

S - Smells like fresh dark malt. The nose is a lot like sniffing into a grain barrel. Very clean.

T - Very sweet up front with dark caramel nuttiness in the middle. As the bottle says, its a little dry on the finish and you can also pick up a tough of hop bitterness. As with the nose the beer is very clean and no off flavors are detected.

M - Light to medium bodied. Lightly carbonated for a nice mouthfeel. I would like it to be a little heavier though.

O - A wonderful and clean. This is a great example of what a brown ale should be.

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Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale

Poured into a large brandy glass, similar to a tulip.

Appears a nice brown color with varying amber tones. Light amount of visible rising carbonation in the glass. Pours with only a small bit of carbonation, which recedes to the rim quickly.

Smells sweet and malty. A bit of alcohol. Roasted malts.

Tastes mostly flat ad tasteless. The most prominent taste is the moderate amount of hoppy bitterness. Bitterness lingers on the tongue for a few seconds.

Mouthfeel is exceptional. Smooth and light texture. Not watery or too dense, but just nicely balanced. Tingle from the carbonation on the tongue.

It's very easy to drink, but it doesn't blow me away. I'm sure that the beer is consistently good and reliable. I like it, but I don't intend to try it again. In my view the beer doesn't meet the promise that I was hoping for, but it's still a great brown ale.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,871 ratings.
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