Nut Brown Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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4.09/5
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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,294
Reviews:
1,497
Ratings:
3,989
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
759
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,989 |  Reviews: 1,497
Photo of ZachT
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerPirate
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on March 4, 2018. Date code SF20Q1 (June 20, 2017), so it is a bit old. But, if the brewer is satisfied to have beer this old for sale, it is fair game to review it, IMO. Aroma of fruit, caramel, some nutty aroma in there as well. Slightly hazy to clear reddish brown with a tall tan-to off-white thick creamy head. Sweetish caramel intitially in the taste, with fruit and toast. Feel is thin, creamy and smooth. The middle begins to get bitter, with the bitterness intensifying into the finish. As the beer warms, the aftertaste becomes more unpleasant. This beer no doubt suffers from its age, but as it stands, it is not particularly outstanding. OK at best. PS: I reviewed this side-by-side with the Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown. Not as good as the Ale Asylum. I need to find a fresher Sam Smith brown.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drews240
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abalipadi
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of truesolution
3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sethcroisant
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 355ml bottle into glass. Date code stamped on neck of bottle is 'SE03Q1' (I think this translates to 5/3/2017.)
Clear, amber brown colored body. Persistent light tan, thin head/cap. Some very small spots of lacing, most lacing slides back down into glass.
Aroma is caramel, nuts, and fruit.
Taste is dark bread, caramel, nuts, and fruit esters. Very slight bitterness at the end.
Thin to medium body, smooth and slightly creamy mouth feel.
Easy drinking brown ale.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThinBlueLine
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic brown ale with a clean finish. Good smell, feel, and flavor. Caramel notes with a nice balance. Always a favorite go-to beer.

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Photo of dipso123
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Would love to try this on tap, or best yet on cask, as I think it would be improved by lower carbonation.

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Photo of YoungMtn52
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice Nut Brown Ale...prefer Smutty Nose version just a little better...

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Photo of petrusek23
3.46/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TomTrocc
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mike22ne
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle, no date.

Looks nice, crystal clear brown with a hint of red. Pale tan head fades to a fine layer.
Smells pretty good. Caramel malts, some nuttyness and some fruity esters.
Tastes excellent, malty brown caramel malts and toasted bread.
Great feel, medium body, chewy with a crisp dry edge. Decent bitterness and a clean malty finish.

Overall, an excellent, classic ale!

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Photo of SirFolmarv
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattpodos
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coachp73
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 123321123321
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,989 ratings