Food Loves Beer Editors
Celebrate a beer that inspired a generation of brewers.
Imported to the US in 1978, Samuel Smith was satisfying our yearning for great beer a decade before the birth of most of our now iconic American craft breweries. The Old Brewery at Tadcaster, North Yorkshire delivered a richness and variety previously unfamiliar to many American taste buds, and quite a few of their beers are cited as the benchmark of their style to this day.
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale pours a rich chestnut brown, capped with a light, tan head. Toasted filberts, toffee, and fig are prominent in the aroma, along with lightly roasted malt and dark fruit. Compared to their hoppier cousins in the south, beers from northern England are historically more focused on malt and few showcase that difference better than Nut Brown Ale. The flavor reveals stewed pear, green apple and dark chocolate up front, and a firm body and medium carbonation carry these nuances through to a grassy, nutty finish.
Serve in a half pint or pint glass at 45-50 F.
Suggested Food Pairings: The fruit and nut flavors of Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale complement aged cheddar, Oven Barbecued Spare Ribs, and Strawberry Shortcakes.
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