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%
 
 
Wants:
283
Gots:
704
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 3,885 |  Reviews: 1,475
Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

L: Poured into a pint glass, in the fridge for only a few hours - cool, but not cold. Beautiful ruby brown hue with a sustainable fluffy, white head. Amazing lacing - white fluff clinging to the sides of the glass! Thin head continues remains with every sampling.

S: Sweet, slightly hoppy.

T: Everything a brown ale should be - malty sweet, slight hops. Probably goes perfect with anything a brown should.

F: Smooth with light carbonation.

O: Perfection!

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Photo of PMarcy78
3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sexmortus
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeyjojojrshabadoo
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured pint botte into dimpled seidel. Ring of head and some lace. Medium-dark brown color.

Sweet malty nose with some nut, floral hops seem a contributing factor.

Tastes of mildly roasted nuts, caramel,

Medium, and smooth body.

A smooth, lightly sweet brown ale. Not pretentious, but enjoyable with every swig. Classic brown.

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Photo of Oleg85
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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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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