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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,877
Reviews:
1,474
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
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Bottle dated SB22P1. I a man told this is Feb. 22, 2016. Michigan craft pint.

A: pours a dark amber/light brown with TONS of visible carbonation and three fingers of thick, frothy, foamy, sea-scum like sandy head. Excellent retention. Very good lacing.

S: immediately upon pouring the English yeast character is evident, with hints of pear blending in with bread crust, toast, a little milk chocolate, and English hops (aka dank woody basement). This is heaven for me.

T: similar in taste to smell; immediate taste is a mild toasted malt, with good dry maltiness and hints of unsweetened cocoa on the mid palate. Toward the end the yeast esters become more pronounced, then transition to mild English hops. A little of that pear character lingers.

M: medium, with ample carbonation making it feel lighter. Carbonation is quite high, actually has a little bite. Very clean as brown ales go, not terribly slick.

O: blows Newkie Broon out of the water, but doesn't come with as much assertiveness as the American takes on the English style. Still, it is as it should be (except for the high carb) mellow, malty, and dank. Quintessential English but brown.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.07 out of 5 based on 3,877 ratings.
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