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Samuel Smiths Cider Reserve

Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Cider
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Processed apple pulp with sugar and artificial sweetener. Pasteurised and kegged and served with artificial pressure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
On tap at the Red Lion, Conisbrough. Thin white head. Clear golden pour. Slight tart aftertaste. Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6976) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2015
Pale golden color with a bubbly head. Pleasant mild apples and in both aroma and flavor. Balanced sweetness and acidity. Semi dry texture. Quite flat carbonation. Medium body. Ok plain cider.
[On tap at Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smith’s) (Fleet Street) in London, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Keg at the Golden Ball, Scarborough. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of cooked apples. Taste is sparkling apple juice. Watery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Pint at princess Louise, holborn. Clear piss yellow with no bubbles at all. Aroma is Apples... Not particularly sweet or sharp. Taste is much the same. Quite an average cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (6350) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Keg at Fitzroy Tavern. Very pale yellow, lightly sparkling, decent foamy white head (not used to that on a cider). Aroma is gluey, apple juice, alcohol. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste is apple-forward, minerally, not overly sweet, dry finish. Very drinkable. The commercial description shows that it’s made in a pretty artificial way...but I enjoyed my half pint.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2555) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
Tap at Swan and Three Cygnets, Sam Smiths, Durham. Clear yellow colour, short lived white foam head and sugary apple aroma. Sweet apple flavour with straw, dry sour, and woody notes. Syrupy mouthfeel, light bodied, medium to spritzy carbonation, lingering sweet tangy woody finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3200) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Keg in the Anchor, Guisborough. pours straw with a light layer of white froth. Starts with sweet tart apples and a light citrus acidity. Slight dry finish. refreshing solid basic cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap, clear pour, white head, nose is apple, taste is apple, very basic cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (3734) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 26, 2014
This was poured into a pint glass and a wine glass. The appearance was the same in both: light hazy yellow to orange color with a decent transparency allowing a bubbly carbonation seen rising. The smell had some sweet apples and that was about it. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body. Sessionability was somewhat there. The carbonation wanted to show a slight harshness but still it also showed a subtle satisfactory subtlety. Overall, solid on the palate, everything else is just mediocre. Probably wouldn’t go after this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5425) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
Clear, straw colour. A delicate and dry apple taste with slight hint of white wine.

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