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:
3,885
Reviews:
1,475
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
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283
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704
For Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of SS Nut Brown Ale last night at dinner at bstreet in Newton. Poured into a tall pils glass. Dark brown color, but has a clear body, not opaque. Minimal head and not much lacing. Smell had a roasted chestnut aroma lurking in the glass. I enjoyed the taste very much. There was mostly malt dominating here. Lightly toasted, it gave this beer warm, rich flavors of toffee and caramel. Mouthfeel was smooth for a brown ale, but had a slight amount of bitterness at the end. This was a flavorful beer, and it paired well with a thick glazed pork chop.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, brownish amber with a tight, lingering tan head.

S: It smells like a typical English brown ale, as it is very subtle on the nose. Faint aromas of caramel, chestnuts, and hazelnuts can be found with some work. Aromas of earthy, herbal hops develop as the beer warms.

T: There's a lot going on here. The beer opens sweet and malty, with big caramel flavors giving way to notes of roasted chestnuts, hazelnuts, black walnuts, toffee, leather, pepper, herbs, and cream. The finish is appetizingly bitter and pleasantly dry with a good balance of caramel sweetness and earthy, herbal hop notes. This would be fantastic with food.

M: Medium bodied and dry. Carbonation is firm, but not forceful. Perfectly balanced.

O: This is easily the best English brown ale I've ever had. If you have yet to try this one, make a point of doing so in the very near future.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 550 ml bottle with no freshness date into a Samuel Smith's pint glass.

A: Pours a clear chestnut color with a light tan rocky foam head that dissipates rather fast into a light coating.

S: Very slight earthy smell with a light nutty smell with a light butterscotch scent. Very faint, but it opens up a bit as I drink more.

T: Bready clean malt foretaste with an earthy nut flavor into a slight earthy hops flavor. One of the better brown ales I've had, but still a bit boring.

M: Medium bodied with very light carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

O: This is okay, but I don't think I care much for brown ales, they all tend to be a bit bland. This is a decent brown ale though and maybe one day my palate will appreciate it better.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,885 ratings.
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