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

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common

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg: Pasteurised.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (942) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Pint in Ad Lib, Glasgow (£3.60):
Bitter with an earthy malt aroma and some lighter fruit notes along with some caramel and a touch of burnt sugar. There is some apples and a few sweet malts too.
Toffee brown with a cream, thumb sized head on top that is white and holds pretty well.
Sweet malts and a very bitter taste kick things off along with a nutty taste and a touch of caramel from the nose. There is a fruity undertone with some bitterness towards the end.
Medium bodied and very cream with a nice, rounded bitter finish and a very smooth body. The balance in this one is quite nice too.

Bitter and a great example of the style with a great appearance and a nice balance throughout. There was some nice caramel malts and the hints of fruit were nice too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (984) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4.0% dark brown colour with a good lasting head, fruity aroma, very nice smooth fruity but bitter taste, very good beer, now an all time favourite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2011
Draught at Princess Louice, London Deep golden with a creamy tan head. Creamy toffee. Soft, smooth and slightly milky. Some fruits and/or berries; raspberries(?).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Very nice semi-clear light amber to mostly orange color. Off-white color head. Not a real big head with an easy pour that settled to a nice ring. Getting the sweet fruity smelling grape juice hint. Slightly faint grapes however. Maybe even a touch of cranberry juice. Different, but kind of pleasing. A bit of sourness coming through on the nose also. Iím detecting the cranberry taste first. Just a small amount of bitterness at the back end. Slightly sour after it sets on the tongue for a second. Very well balanced. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Dry and crisp. Somewhat light, but not real watery. This is really a pretty good brew in my opinion. Itís different from most. I like the change of pace, however I donít think I could make an evening of it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minky (7) - Swansea, WALES - FEB 25, 2007 does not count
On tap at Waterguard in Cardiff Bay, good tasting beer, but bitter aftertaste. Looks and smells good, just a slight bitterness to the aftertaste, without this it would be perfect.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Draft at Duke of Argyll. Soho, London. Light copper pour. Ligh aroma of caramel malts. Very drinkable but light flavor of caramel/sweet malts. Decent

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
22nd March 2008. Drawn from an oak cask. Very mild bitter. Smooth and creamy with only a light touch of bitterness. The oakiness is barely there.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Tap at the Duke of Argyll. The only real difference between ke and the cask version i could detect was a lot more carbonation in this one, which dulled the taste even more so. Still, at just over 2 quid a pint, could have a lot worse.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Keg @ Corporation Inn, Rochdale. Copper-amber colour with a thick smooth head. Has a malty bitter character.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
Draught at the Earl of Lonsdale, London - came dark copper/gold shade, with medium thick head. Aroma is very faint, some grassy hops is all I detect really, apart from some mild fruitiness. Flavour is similarly mild, some earthy hops, a touch of caramel malt and apple perhaps, but not much going on otherwise. Thin body. This seemed meant for serious session drinking, perhaps. Not much bitterness, very plain.


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