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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Sam Smith's only cask ale. Usually served through a "sparkler".
Was 3.8%


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2007
On tap at Horse and Groom, Great Portlland Street. Reddish amber with a thick creamy, slightly yellowish head. Faint fudge aroma. Good bitterness, some caramel and milk. Smooth. Not over-exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Cask @ The Chandos. Pours amber colour. Aroma isnít anything great. Taste is a little thin but definitely drinkable. Can be a good session beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rastacouere (6130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Pale Yellow(1)->Dark brown(5) : 2     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 1
Aroma:
Intensity : 1  
Yeast : 1   Bread : 1   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Soap : 2   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX  
Malt : 2   Biscuity : XX   Hay : XX   Toasty : XX   Caramel : 1   Nuts : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : XX   Grainy : XX
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Spicy : XX   Floral : 1   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Grassy : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX  
Notes :   Peach/Apricot : XX   Earth : XX   Mint : XX   Butterscotch : XX   Smoke : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Sourness : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 3   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Rather character devoid, little hops at all. Weak, weak bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2007
Cask (Cittie of Yorke, London) Dark red. Slightly woody malty aroma. Huge malty taste with massive mellow oak accompaniament. Buttery, woody, smooth and mellow. Wonderful, and Iím sure sessionable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
Aug 07 Cask conditioned @ York Arms, York. Thin watery malt, caramel and mild hops. Not exactly unpleasant but lacking in flavour and at this price its probably cheaper than buying a bottle of water to quench your thirst.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2007
Cask. At Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street, London. Why is this beer rated so low? Itís nothing world-beating, and yeah, they used a sparkler, but it always pleases. Oh well. Poured a hazy pale copper with a lasting creamy beige head (3+). Wheaty/grainy floral aroma, dry, light toasty malt. Taste, same - some green apple, with a pretty lush understated herbal/wildflower hop backbone, the malt is only there for stability, and the light green apple crispness comes further forward as a result - still crisp and refreshing. Chewy, grainy mouthfeel, quite cask-still, very light, very soft astringency, the graininess really sticks around on the back of your tongue - very good session cask pint, I have this whenever I find it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13745) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Cask handpull at Cittie of Yorke, Chancery Lane. Amber with lasting thin beige head. Caramel aroma, no real yeast or hop on aroma. Itís ok in mouth but a bit thin. Bit bland overall. Drinkable. "Itís better when it comes in the mouth than when you swallow," as my Danish companion said. Not as good as I remember but also not terrible. Itís a bitter, some malty fruit towards the finish. Some drying hop on end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5121) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2007
Cask conditioned ("drawn from an oak cask") at The Golden Ball, Scarborough (a Samuel Smithís pub). Deep golden colour, creamy head. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops. Tolerable hops in the flavour - smooth and easy drinking. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jammin7jg (139) - Burnage, Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2007
[CASK: Sinclairís Oyster Bar, Manchester 12/02/07] A great brewery and amazingly cheap prices. A very tasty bitter and very pleasant drinking.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (11098) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
At the Citte of Yorke. Ambiguous, light aroma of malt and fruit? Very light. Dark amber color with a white head. Starts smooth with floral accents over malt - not a dry finish, but there is light bitter at the end. After a few ounces a woody character was noticeable. Very drinkable.


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