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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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."


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saintjulien (104) - - MAY 29, 2014
cereal, hay, grass, herbs, orange, hazy, light sweetness, bitter, medium sourness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Aroma is malt and Caramel with earthy hops, toast and bread aroma. Clear amber with tall white head with retention. Earthy hops, spicy, floral with a malt flavor of bread and caramel with dry finish. Med light mouth with moderate carbonation. Little alcohol warmth. Clean earthy and toasty ever with bitterness and crisp feel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kita (1025) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle, 0.55l. Clear deep amber color with large rocky off-white head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel, yeast, herbal and floral hops with light medicinal notes. Taste starts with light sweet caramel malt, follows grainy, grassy and fruity with moderate bitter finish. Medium to full body, dry texture and lively carbonation in palate. Typical ESB...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Campy877 (167) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. One of my favorite IPAs. Pours golden in color with a med white head that lingers. Taste is typical IPA but with a sweetness that does not represent most IPAs. A bit of a typical IPA linger on the finish but not overpowering. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Amber with lots of carbonation and a frothy cream head. A nice bitter citrus beer with some biscuit notes underlying. Pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1058) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle (50cl)@home. Head: nice off-white foam. Colour: clear golden orange. Aroma: nice flowery hops. Taste: delicate malt and medium bitter. Palate: dry, refreshing, lasting medium bitter body, low CO2. Overall: very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1348) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 4, 2014
Cervesa bastant maltosa i aromàtica, molt agradable. Cerveza bastante maltosa y aromática, muy agradable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (723) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ Ye Olde Murenger House. Light copper, medium carbonation and the propensity for a massive creamy head. Fantastic aroma of raw grain and a Burton-esque sulfurousness. Taste is an astringent bitter with a tenacious bitter finish. One of those beers to be respected rather than enjoyed, although I managed to sneak a bit of enjoyment as well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andriesradu (461) - ROMANIA - APR 21, 2014
Pours deep bloody orange with a small white head. Aroma is malty and thats about all. Flavor is sweet, honey, comb, quite hoppy and light fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (564) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle - Dark golden yellow with a small head. Nice malty aroma with a sweet taste and a medium bitter body. Good sipping beer that reminds me of "Old Speckled Hen".


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