Nut Brown Ale | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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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:
#2,314
Reviews:
1,487
Ratings:
3,945
pDev:
11.98%
Bros Score:
4.95
 
 
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,945 |  Reviews: 1,487
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

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

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 550 ml bottle into Schlafly tulip. Pours hazel brown with a thick tan head that leaves light lacing on the glass. Tastes like a typical brown ale, albeit one that had probably been bottled for awhile. Generally, I really enjoy Samuel Smith beers, and this one was no different.

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Photo of edc20
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.72/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Found this to be a surprise - nutty and dry as advertised...

Definitely a flavorful brown ale, from it's dark caramel coloration with thin foam to the smell that had a touch of booziness to it (while not actually being boozy) to a mouthfeel that was definitely dry, maybe a bit astringent, but crisp as well, very complex in my opinion. What also surprised me was how hoppy it tasted, probably the most bitter brown ale I've had to date. I really liked this, and I'll be on the lookout for more Samuel Smith offerings in the future...

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Photo of jwarsenal9
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D1noB
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet malty taste, followed by the slimmest of bitter finishes.

Taste rating in words: it's that old reliable, something you can turn to, not the best but gets the job done.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelbrian
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmaslakov
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: beautiful reddish mahogany color and light foam;
Smell: rye bread crust;
Taste: roasted sweet nuts and burnt cane sugar with bitter finish;
Feel: average carbonation, medium dry;
Overall: very tasty; would definitely try again if I have chance.

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

Photo of Narthax
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerbyDave35
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucnifter
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Twal
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matcris
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A light brown up to the light; caramel. A couple fingers of creamy tan head that lingers and leaves some nice lacing down the glass. The aroma is sweet, earthy, nutty, and a little chocolate and toffee. The flavor has a nice balance of sweet and bitter, with sweet edging it out just a bit. Caramel, nuts, & bready, just like a loaf of nutty sweet cake. The brew is balanced nicely, so, not too sweet. Average carbonation, fairly dry, and medium-ish body. Nice "comfort" brew, right here. I'll pick it up again, I'm sure.

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Photo of Demi
2.5/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thampel09
3.29/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nut Brown Ale from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 3,945 ratings