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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1632   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottles only.
"Samuel Smith's India Ale is characterized by the colour of a golden sunset, a refined maltiness and an emphasis on the aroma and flavour from Britain's best hop gardens."


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2016
"Samuel Smith’s India Ale is characterized by the colour of a golden sunset, a refined maltiness and an emphasis on the aroma and flavour from Britain’s best hop gardens."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of hops, grass, hay and bitter. A flavor of grass, bitter, hops, bread and malt.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tranquillity (1790) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
Bottled. Hazy orange and golden body. The head is thick and foamy, white. The aroma is raisins, malt, some flowers. The taste is very flavorful and multi-dimensional. The finish has a lively smooth set of hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (668) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Clean amber child, medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grassy hops, biscuit, fruity and floral notes. Dry lightly set taste with mildly bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Decent English ale, quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wiedrzensky (742) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours is light amber with very thick white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, herbal. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet, catamel malty notes. Light to medium body, slick to sticky texture, long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1532) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2016
From a bottle. Dull orange in colour, tiny head, malty aroma, plenty of hops and a slight honey dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MelvinKalksma (868) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2016

Aroma:
Slight aroma of malts, caramel, fruit and hops.

Appearance:
Clear golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Slightly sweet, bitter and dry with malts, caramel, fruit and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (631) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
On tap. Nice brownish pour with decent head. Hit of grassy hops in the aroma and taste. Some bitterness that’s chewed away by bready touches. Really solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ILduce (254) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
500 ml LCBO: amber with massive rocky head helped along by the etching in the bottom of the S.S. Namesake glass. Bright fruity, floral aromas of peach, hops, and some spice. Taste is malt, bread crust, grass, and apricot, with a slight sweetness. Medium body. Nice bitter finish. Very good stuff from the always reliable SS.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (626) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a medium dark amber with a huge head of white foam and lots of lacing. Aroma is very faint with some light malts and biscuit. Taste is somewhat bitter, bland and dry. Not very refreshing or enjoyable. Leaves an unpleasant flavor on the palate.


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