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


on tap

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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamdenD (1092) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2005
Only casked ale they do, and it ainít great, but it ainít as bad as some say here. Good drinkable bitter with a nice bitter-tasting profile. This is easily drank, but did have me looking towards the bottled offerings at Ye Old Cheshire Cheese.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
This was one of the better bitters that I had on my trip to london. A little bit more depth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2563) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2005
Light musty nose, pale amber-gold color, creamy sparkling nitro-head. Dull grainy and caramel malt body. Weak and quick profile.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
Amber with a beige nitro head. Nothing in aroma. Sweet old woody hops. Slightly metallic bitterness. Shit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerGod (5230) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Cask at Ye Olde Chesire Cheese in London. Clouded brown body with a small cream colored head. Nose is some fruit, wood and hops. Taste is light wood, spiced hops, cocoa, and muddied malt. Mouthfeel is moderate with mild bitterness. Finish is a fruit flavor (for some reason I picked up banana) with a hoppy note or two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2004
Draught in Cittie Of Yorke, London. March 2004. After long trip to London this pub really was my Holy Grail and this bitter - first beer on the table. It wasnít quite complex, but I liked it for its refreshing sourness and creaminess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2004
cask conditioned at tadcaster pub next to the brewery: pulled this rate out of my journal of my travels to england. im definately going to have to try this again because i wasnt as down on the stuff as all the other rates. however, i am a yank and dont taste cask beers that often so , maybe a little more interesting and exciting to me then to someone in their home town. golden brown poor with a white thick head. slight hop fruit aroma. easy easy drinking. good session...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
brucebeacher (16) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Very flat and uninspiring, BLAH! I was suprised the head lasted 5 minutes. Had a very strange color to it also

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
WhiteStar (37) - Swindon, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2004
Cask Conditioned City of York in the big smoke. Puke, I thought Iíd never stop. And they call this stuff beer? Get home and milk the cows.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2004
Yep, I've done this in a couple of pubs. But it aint much. A bit flabby, though there's a wood smack that bodes well. Just doesn't quite do the job.

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