Monday, June 10, 2013

Samuel Smith Old Brewery Nut Brown Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Samuel Smith Old Brewery Nut Brown Ale. This beer (and a sample of their other beers) was a Christmas gift from a co-worker friend of mine.  I'm very glad I received this gift.

From the Samuel Smith Old Brewery website: “Brewed with well water (the original well at the Old Brewery, sunk in 1758, is still in use, with the hard well water being drawn from 85 feet underground); best barley malt, yeast and aromatic hops; fermented in ‘stone Yorkshire squares’ to create a relatively dry ale with rich nutty colour and palate of beech nuts, almonds and walnuts.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a deep ruby brown with a large cream colored  head and excellent lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, roasted nuts and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet caramel malt, toasty and roasty nuts, bready malts and a slight hop presence for balance.
Overall: Creamy, nutty and delicious, Samuel Smith Old Brewery Nut Brown Ale is fantastic.  I’m a Brown Ale fan and this is the standard.  At 5% ABV this is highly sessionable and highly recommended.


Mark Harvey

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