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Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Nut Brown Ale

Category: English Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Nut Brown Ale

Category: English Style Brown Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: England
Alcohol: 5%
Dull reddish mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of bread crust, dark roasted nuts, and hints of coffee and dried apple with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, honeyed dried fruits, crushed nuts, mesclun, and grass finish. An appetizing, very sessionable food beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: bread crust, dark roasted nuts, and hints of coffee and dried apple
Taste Flavor: honeyed dried fruits, crushed nuts, mesclun, and grass
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Spatzel, French Onion Soup, Gruyere
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An appetizing, very sessionable food beer.

The Producer or Importer

Merchant du Vin

The Producer or  Importer
119 1st Ave SO, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104
USA
1 253-656-0321

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English Style Brown Ale

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English style brown ales are reddish-brown in color and range from 4.5-6% in alcohol. These brews are malt-accented with a nutty character, a gentle fruitiness and low bitterness. Today, this style is most closely associated with Northern England, specifically Samuel Smiths and Newcastle. It has also become very popular with US brewers. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Newcastle Brown Ale, Sam Smith’s Nut Brown Ale, Sweetwater Georgia Brown and Bell’s Best Brown.

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