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


on tap

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RATINGS: 177   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2007
Pint in the Waterguard, Cardiff. Fruity aroma, amber in colour with a creamy head. fruit and hops in the flavour with a well balanced texture. Lovely pint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (32889) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
[Cask at The Cock, London] A slightly hazy orange beer served thru a sparkler to give it some off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavo ris sweet malty with quite a lot of fruit and toffee, leading to a lightly bitter end. The mouthfeel is very smooth. A solid bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 5, 2007
Cask, Cittie of York, Holborn, London. Took a while to settle to a chestnut, thin off-white head. Not much aroma, but that’s because it was a bit too cold. Hops and some sour bitterness as it warmed. Flavour was lacking a little too, quite bitter and hoppy, but finishes balanced. Easy to drink, tasted quite frothy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3731) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2007
Cask, at The Station, Habrough. Amber gold, moderate lasting white head and pleasant condition. Low fruitiness and trace chalky hop in the nose, quenching malt in the mouth but quite dry and thin, gentle citrusy hop and dry bitterness lingering in the finish. Dirt cheap .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
damiano (20) - USA - DEC 19, 2006
Very dull bitter. Perhaps doesn’t travel well due to traditional methods used, not sure. Has the kind of creamy head they like in the north of england but not much character. There are far better bitters out there. don’t bother.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2006
not much aroma, but the flavor is very nice. Nice fruityness with bitterness in the finish. dark copper color, translucent. medium palate. Much better on cask.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (10504) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
Half on keg. Amber coloured with a small white head. Light malty aroma. Malt also dominates the taste with some sweetness of vanilla and caramel. Also some fruity notes in a rather anonymous (bitter) ale. (Served a bit too chilled at the great Princess Louise, Holborn 20.09.2006).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9162) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2006
Handpump at the Princess Louise, High Holborn, London. Amber in colour, bit of fruit in the aroma, little bit malty and nutty in the taste but not great, in fact I think that this beer was a bit tired, although in saying that I’ve had this beer frequently before and also in this pub and can’t say I’ve ever been particularly impressed with it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11838) - 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 (42524) - 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.

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