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:
3,876
Reviews:
1,474
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
Wants:
281
Gots:
700
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,876 |  Reviews: 1,474
Photo of SSGCujo
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DallasK
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MAXEL
4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent mahogany/copper color
Aroma: caramel/faint chocolate
Taste: sweet/nutty quickly balanced by faint burnt bitterness. Perfect balance.
Overall: The perfect nut brown ale

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Photo of americancontrarian
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted into to tulip pint; no manufacturer/use by date. Rich dark copper color with modest head and modest lacing evident. Nose: dark malts and caramel; palate: very mild with toffee note and pleasantly bitter close. Light bodied. I enjoyed it, but it might not be my first choice.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bubbly brown appearance, medium white head. Nutty aromas, not any spice. Nutty flavors, overall very good, but I wish the flavors were a bit stronger. Heavily carbonated feel. Dry, malty finish with notes of caramel. Classic English brown ale…a style I love, but is hard to find in the US in the summer, when most brewers turn to light, fruity summer seasonals and leave brown ales to be fall seasonals.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weston64
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Agriverbear
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OlaB
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a clear light brown color, small creamy top of head with lacings on the side of the glass.

S: Wonderfull aroma of caramel,tofee,bread,chocolate,nuts, raisins and prunes

T&F: Follows the nose in most of the way, roasted malts, with hints, of chocolate, caramel, dark dried fruita, finishes of with a slightly burnt bitterness that is balanced greatly, long aftertaste , clean and smooth mouthfeel, and goes down really easy.

O: A wonderfull beer inn every aspect, could not find any thing about it i disliked. Taste great, enjoyable, and easy driking.I would sure have this again.

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Photo of SrHopsAlot
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spursfaninla
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite nutbrown ale that is commercially available. One of my first, and still great. Very strong. What I will compare other brown ales to. Makes me want to try their stout.

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Photo of Holderness
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gorgeous dark reddish brown with absolutely no haziness and a handsome, two finger cream colored head. Moderate lacing. Smells like plum pudding in a glass: lots of dried stone fruit, molasses, roasted barley malts, Scotch, and a mild hop backbone. Drier than expected. A little too hop-forward, which masks the nuanced barley, nutty, and digestive herb flavors to a certain extent. Astringent finish prevents this from being too watery. Overall, this is one of the best British beers I've had.

82/100

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Photo of m1k3g3tz
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 60sFolks
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This a grand beer in all ways. It is a very dark brown. Fruity Carmel smell and taste. Full bodied.
It's bottle and wraper are great art. Did one when you find it.

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This ale pours a rich dark brown...with a small head that quickly diminishes and very little lacing. Smells of roasted malts. I've been drinking this for 20 years, so I thought, might be a good one to pick up and review. When I was in college, this was one of the first beers from England that wowed me. I've drank a lot of different beers since then, but this one still holds up. Toffee chocolate roasted malts upfront with a little bitter finish from the hops and dark roasted malts and a hint of fruitiness and sugar. It finishes cleanly and somewhat dry (certainly not "dry" like many Belgian ales)...Which allows it to maintain a bit of creaminess. Maybe a little on the thin side? Still a solid ale to this day. A classic.

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Photo of danmouer
4.77/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the landmark brews of the world! I began brewing back in 1981 hoping I could reproduce beers like this one. I've brewed oceans of decent beer and a few rivers of plonk, but I've never yet matched Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale. It is richly malty, yet dry. Just as candy-like caramel and toffee begin to take over, a clean lightly grassy, spicy hop bitterness straightens everything right out. It's a brilliant beer in the glass and down the hatch.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MinerBob
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light brown color with a very large tan head. Nutty smell and flavor it is very smooth going down. Not overly carbonated has a nice mouth feel its a very good brown beer. It comes in a large 1 pint 2.7 fl. Oz. bottle for about $3.50 a bottle.

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Photo of ThePold
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the quintessential English brown ale. Pillowy long-lasting head reminiscent of a Guinness. Malty without being overbearing.

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Photo of Docksidebars
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aqualad
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JT23
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dandp88
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,876 ratings.
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