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Brewed by Brains
Style: Bitter
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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With the introduction of SA Smooth in 2008 our smooth range was enhanced with the legendary SA Brand. The latest addition to our product range, SA Smooth has a lower ABV to appeal to a wider audience of drinkers. Although still yet to reach its first year in the market SA Smooth is already proving to be a well-liked beer and a pint worth savoring.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jimthechap (1483) - Christchurch, - APR 27, 2013
Clear and orange-amber in colour with a creamy white head. It took me a while to actually see this because when I lift the tab on the can, the can opened to the extent that the nitrogen escaped but I couldn’t pour the beer. Nothing comes between me and beer, so once it was opened, I poured away and it still looks like a good pint. The aroma is toffeeish and reminiscent of canned British bitter. Funny that. However, this is a smell that I love. It’s a bit of a shame there wasn’t a bit more hopping, and I say that cogniscent that bitter is all about balance. In the mouth it certainly is creamy and smooth. There is toffee, biscuits and and enduring caramelised orange flavour. The bitterness is a little muted and takes a while to rear its head. Another mouthful suggests that the first was erroneous in that assumption as there is just enough. This is sessionable pub bitter and for all its travels and travails in coming to New Zealand, I am an appreciative drinker.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
@ SBWF 2013: en mycket lätt och söt doft. Smaken är ganska tunn och ölen i sig är helt intetsägande. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
SBWF 2013. Golden beer with a small offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, citrus, herbal notes. Bready caramel flavor, citrus, grapes, some grassy hops. Not very exciting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KyotoLefty (5906) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2013
Can. Deep amber-copper, with a thick fine nitro head. Clear. Caramel nose, earthy hops. Very plain, dull flavor, caramel and grain, with just a touch of earthy hops. Boring but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2013
440ml can from local Sake Marche. Toasted bread, buttery malt, light raisin, and some noticeable metallic scent. Pretty russet/amber color, with an amazingly creamy head and thick lace. Mild tasty caramel initial / smooth and balanced in mid / nutty and slightly tangy flavors hold the final together. Thin-medium body, with a creaminess added from the ever-prresent head. Gushed out at first (nitro). Goes down so smoothly. Good balance throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Can at the Dickens. Malty, quite fruity. Aromas of caramel, hay, and apricot. Taste is sweet, with average length. Creamy, on the thin side. Amber, with a frothy head.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alfhansen (35) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2012
50 cl can at home. Very pleasant biscuit and tea flavour. Nice opaque head, with good retention. All around a good session beer, that goes well with a summers day of drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (2963) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Smooth and crisp, it maintains a healthy head throughout and the dominant malts make for a fine flavour, with just a hint of chocolate in them.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopfenWeisse (885) - - SEP 20, 2012
From tap. Clear amber color with small head. Aroma is nuts, caramel, toffee. Flavour is sweet, toffee, caramel, malt, low carbonation. Easy to drink but still really tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - AUG 5, 2012
Well I was in Cardiff so what do you expect? This is really easy drinking pint on a very hot evening . I liked this alot against all the odds. A lovely amber colour. A smooth dense head, fresh bitterness, tropical honey and clean finish. It fits well into today.


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