In a nutshell: A classic nutty Brown Ale from Sam Smith's of Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.
The lowdown: Sam Smith's Nut Brown Ale is brewed with water drawn from a well (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 and is fermented in stone Yorkshire squares to create a relatively dry ale with rich nutty colour and palate of beech nuts, almonds and walnuts.
One of the few remaining old independent regional brewers, Samuel Smith's was established in 1758 and makes claim to be the oldest in Yorkshire. The brewery is still based in Tadcaster which is the region's brewing capital. They brew a wide range of tradtional English beers some of which are one of the last breweries to retain coopers for their wooden casks and stabling for dray horses that still undertake local deliveries.
Style - Brown Ale & Mild & Other Ales ABV 5.0% - Moderate Strength