Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale (5%)

Nut brown ale is, well, how do I put it?
Nutty and brown in colour.
Think conkers and hazelnut shells.
Nutty and brown.
It tastes a bit nutty too.
Pouring with a lovely think head, the initial flavours are hazelnuts, almonds and raisins.
A bit like drinking a Cadbury’s fruit and nut bar.
But without the Cadbury’s.
There’s a rather good stewed fruit undercurrent here too.
It’s rich, it’s lively, it’s packed with interesting things.
Plums and damsons, cherries and almonds.
I’m not sure about the way it smells though.
There’s something of a chemical aroma that hangs around it, a little bit like iron filings.
It’s a small price to pay though for an easy drinking flavour full beer with a reasonable bit of dry ginger root and lemongrass in the finish.
Not Samuel Smith’s best but still pretty good.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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