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Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter (Cask)

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


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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
Sam Smith's only cask ale. Usually served through a "sparkler".
Was 3.8%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (518) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Dark amber, cask poured so low carbonation and cool/room temperature. Malty, caramel. Bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel and the finish was a bit astringent which highlighted the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2016
Cask @ Cittie of Yorke, Holborn WC1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6351) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
August 2016 - Cask HP at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet St. As ’Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter’, 4.0%, from oak cask. Translucent dark orange, still, dense creamy white head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is breadstick, some tart fruits. Body is fairly light, soft carbonation. Taste is bready, does have a light drying oaky dimension. Interesting, with some unique character from the oak. (3.2)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
Cask @ The Chandos. Amber with a creamy off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Medium to light body with a nice bitter/ woody finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slowdave (4) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
So cheap, so tasty. Always a reliable session bitter I can enjoy while my wallet remains roughly the same weight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2718) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
Draught at The Duke of Argyll, London. Somewhat hazy dark orange with a small white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle bitter tones. Caramel, malts and hops. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Cask at Boot Inn, Chester. Pours chestnut with an off white head. Some nut, smooth touch of sour. Probably on the turn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2015
Red brown colour, firm off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, light hops, sour hint. Malty flavour, light hops, quite sweet. Sweet malty finish, light nutty.
(from draught -cask- @ Princess Louise, RBESG 2014, London)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (1183) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 27, 2015
Cask at the Cock, Great Portland Street. Pours slightly hazy Amber brown with a white head. Fruity aroma, sweet finish. Maybe not at its best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6976) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
Appearance: hazed deep nutty color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Bready, nutty and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Balanced fruity, bready, mild oak and some toffee.
Overall impression: probably one of the BEST traditional British Bitter I have ever tasted. Lovely session ale.
Personal stats: On ta at Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smith’s) (Fleet Street) in London, England

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