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


on tap

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Cask; Regular.
Sam Smith's only cask ale. Usually served through a "sparkler".
Was 3.8%

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Tap. Dark amber with thick creamy white head. Weak aroma with a little caramel. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Caramel and a slight touch of berries in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Cask (handpump) @ Chandos, London. Clear amber body with a creamy small off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spiced apple, some herbal, light wood. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/herbal, apple, some caramel, with a bit of wood in the finish. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12477) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
Cask@Princess Louise, Holborn, London. Amber color, good creamy off-white head. Mild nutty nose - can’t get much out of it in the smokey pub. Fruity, mildly hoppy towards the end. Good session ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2006
A Mes rate: Ahh yes, a Sam Smiths. Hmmm. I’ll try my best. Sweet malt nose. Straight forward in the looks department. Hint of vanilla in the flavour. Thats it. Well done Mr. Smith...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4946) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2006
Cask at Cittie of York, London. Copper-amber color with creamy head unusual for a cask ale. Ultra smooth and very drinkable. Little fruit and malt in the aroma. In fact, the aroma was so light that I had difficulties in sensing it. Light malt, fruit and hop flavor. Finishes with light bitterness, aromatic malt, vanilla and woodyness. Not unpleasant, but has disappointingly light aromas and flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6045) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2006
(Cask at Princess Louise, Holborn, London 20 Mar 2006) Copper colour with a firm white head. Nose is malty, fruity with apricots and citrus. Taste is malty, creamy and somewhat sweet, with a drier, medium bitter finish. Refreshing, smooth and easy to drink, but lacking some personality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mantavani (7) - ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2006 does not count
A lovely, endlessley drinkable creamy session bitter when stored and served well, but beware; on draft this sours very easily if the bar staff aren’t on the ball. If it doesn’t taste right, it probably isn’t; don’t be afraid to send a bad pint back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Malt Shovels, Altrincham 09/06/2001 Smooth on the palate and creamy. Malt finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Whipping Stocks Inn, Over Peover 14/09/2001 Mid brown coloured and smooth on the palate. Malt finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Boot Inn, Chester 17/04/2004 Golden amber coloured with some sour fruit flavour. Smooth slightly bitter lasting malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Queens Head, Stockport 09/06/2007 Fruit and hop aromas. Copper amber fruity and slightly sour with some bitterness in a crisp full malt finish. 5. Cask Handpump at Sinclairs Oyster Bar, Manchester 21/12/2007 Amber coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp and slightly dry bitter finish. 6. Cask Handpump at the York Arms, York 20/02/2008 White head. Fruity aroma. Amber coloured and fruity with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish. 7. Cask Handpump at the Golden Lion, Frodsham 11/04/2008 Floral aroma. Thick white head. Bronze coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. Hints of dryness and bitterness in a crisp full malt finish. 8. Cask Handpump at the Britannia Inn, Tadcaster 06/02/2009 Hop aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry malt finish. 9. Cask Handpump at the Golden Ball, Scarborough 08/02/2009 Floral aroma. White head. Golden coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little bitterness in a crisp full malt finish. 10. Cask Handpump at the Golden Ball, Scarborough 06/12/2009 Hoppy aroma. White head. Amber coloured smooth on the palate and floral with a crisp and slightly bitter malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
Cask at some sidestreet pub in Sheffield. Cheap stuff, decent enough light malts, thick collar head.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
Cask, from the Chandos in Covent Garden. A brilliant white creamy head, artficial taste, not nice-I could only manage a 1/4 of the pint after drinking a pint of delicious Landlord. No comments about the character I just couldn’t drink it, my drinking partner said the same, maybe it wasn’t stored properly, maybe I will give it another shot when I am home again.

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