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

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle, poured into a stein.

The appearance is along the lines of what I always expect from Samuel Smith's beers: a huge, frothy head that could support a bottle cap over a beautiful liquid. The copper brown liquid seems cloudy and unfiltered and shows abundant carbonation. The head takes its time dissipating and settles into a finger thick layer, leaving traces all along the upper regions of the stein.

The beer isn't overwhelmingly complex as far as aromas, but there are good notes of chocolate alongside robust maltiness.

Things get much more interesting and tasty with the taste, as the potent malts offer some caramel and toffee and bittersweetness, but the finish becomes bitter and baker's chocolate lingers on my palate.

The beer is exceptionally creamy and smooth until the finish takes you out with some dry and bitterness courtesy of the chocolate notes.

I've yet to be disappointed by a Samuel Smith beer and that includes with this beer. An easy-to-find gem of a beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

550 ml bottle in a Samuel Smith pint glass.

A: poured an unsurprisingly hazelnut brown with a fluffy white three finger head which broke down quite slowly leaving a thin film of foam.

S: malts, caramel and nuttiness

T: the malts are up front on this beer. Caramel is also present and the hops sneak in a bit too, but nicely.

M: low carbonation and creamy and smooth mouth feel to it.

O: I quite enjoyed this beer. I could easily enjoy several pints of this in an evening and not be upset. There is something comfortable and workmanlike about this beer and that is not to say it is common, it is quite nice. I will revisit this beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of the beer is a beautiful auburn color, with a creamy looking, tan head of about 1/4". It's retention is excellent, as there is plenty of carbonation. For the aroma, there's scents of caramel, molasses, and a very bready, toasted malt presence. The taste is unbelievably smooth, with butterscotch and walnut notes, and the slightest hint of hops. The balance achieved here is second to none. It's got a very full mouthfeel but relatively light body. The finish pleasantly lingers. Perfect for drinking with a nice dinner.

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Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,928 ratings
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