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Samuel Smith
Nut Brown Ale

Creamy head, dry; flavors of aromatic hops melded with a hint of nuttiness from dark malts.

The History of Nut Brown Ale

Brown ale is a specialty of the North of England, and a very early beer style - it is mentioned in literature in the 16th century. Judicious amounts of dark malt give brown ales brilliant dark-amber color and deep flavors that stop short of roastiness.


The walnut or hazelnut notes in Nut Brown Ale come from dark malts and from fermentation in Yorkshire Squares - no nuts are used in the recipe! Dry, medium-bodied; the Sam Smith ale yeast strain gives a fruity note to the finish.

Serving Suggestion

Stilton cheese, grouse and roasted game hen, barbecued duck, pepper steak; spicy food, paella, stir-fry, teriyaki, Thai food, Chinese food, creamy chicken and pineapple curry. Serve at 50-55 °F.


4/5 Stars, Highly Recommended, Spirit Journal, December 2016

Gold Medal - World Beer Championships, June 2016, 2013, 2012; "Top-Rated Brown Ale of 2010."

93 points - First Place: Wine Enthusiast Magazine, October 2013

Wine Enthusiast Magazine "Top 25 Beers of 2013"

"1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die," selection, A. Tierney-Jones, 2010

Ratebeer.com: 93 points (Sept. 2013)

"Samuel Smith's of Tadcaster has the richest, maltiest, and nuttiest of brown ales." - Michael Jackson

"Recommended pairing" - Men's Health magazine, Aug. '10

Product Sizes and Quantities

  • 18.7 ounce (550 ml) "Victorian Pint" bottles / 12 per case
  • 12 ounce (355 ml) bottles / 6 - 4 packs per case


ABV: 5.0% - OG: 1.050 - IBU: 31
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, roasted barley, hops, cane sugar, yeast.

Nutritional info: Serving Size - 12 oz. (355 ml). Calories: 180; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 40 mg (2% DV); Total Carbohydrates 13 g (4% DV); Sugars 0 g; Protein 1 g (2% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale

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