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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Cider
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Processed apple pulp with sugar and artificial sweetener. Pasteurised and kegged and served with artificial pressure.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeSammy (543) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2008
very impartial to this cider, expected snore from Sam smith. Nothing out of the ordinary with this one. Apple aroma, surprise. No head or lacing. Balenced carbonation, which Is key for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2008
Draught @ Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, London EC4, UK. Clear light yellow orange color with a small, virtually none, off-white head. Aroma is moderate apple. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average to short duration, and a dry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. (271207)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
No head. Yellow body with carbonation. Thin watery aroma with faint apple notes. Dry apple taste with wooden notes and some sweetness. Faint metal, too, and a slightly mealy feel. Dryish watery apple aftertaste. Not bad, but very light. (0.5pt on keg at Cittie of Yorke.)

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
Many Sam Smiths pubs in London. Apple taste is fairly well balanced, maybe a little sweet, but aftertaste is crisp and dry. An OK cider but the bottled one SS does is better. Maybe slightly over-carbonated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
Draught. At Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, London. Clear bubbly gold, tiny little head. Very tart ripe apple aroma, a hint of vinegar sourness. Very light taste, fresh, crisp apple, not too sweet, a mild tartness and a very quick finish. Light body, slightly acidic, nice sharp carbonation - fairly dry, with no linger or aftertaste. Pretty good refreshing light cider.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
A Mes rate: Tap at some Smiths pub in Soho. Aparently medium dry. Balls itís sweet if you ask me. Only thing dry about it is the finish. yeah yeah.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29475) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
A pale yellow cider with no head. The aroma is sweet and dominated by apples, and so is the flavor, leading to a dry end. OK cider.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Golden yellow without head. Weak apple aroma. Low carbonated with a mild and quite bitter-sour taste.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10467) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2006
Keg at The Three Goats Head, Oxford. Gold colour, no head. Well, for my 2,500th rating I get a Cider, how fair is that, and not a real cider to boot, but a commercial keg variety. Having said that, it is not the worst I have had, there is some dry fruitiness and a sharp peel edge to it, but then there is the dreaded gas. I should have marked it lower I suppose, but it is a landmark. Say what you will about Sam Smiths brews, which are average to the extreme, but by god they know how to look after our pub heritage. I hadnít been in this one for a few years, but it is fantastic, Art Deco ceilings, wood and brass all buffed up a real picture. Visit if you can.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2006
Keg Handpump at the Boot Inn, Chester 17/04/2004 Golden coloured and very tangy. Slightly dry nutty flavour finish.


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