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


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   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 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Cask at Colpitts Hotel, Durham, England. Excellent value at £1.80 reflects Sam Smith’s ethos. Looks great after clearing, (slightly too) thick creamy head gives way to very easy drinking body. Early bitterness counterpointed by sweet aftertaste with smoky toffee notes. Very smooth mouthfeel. A very decent session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (898) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Hand pull at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Toasty malt nose. Bronze beer with thin solid white head. Thin but creamy texture. Zero carbonation. Aftertaste is more toasty malt plus late toffee. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Cask at princess Louise. Takes a while to settle. Settles to a dark gold with a thick creamy, cream coloured head. aroma is malty and hoppy but also wet hay and paper. Smooth malty taste. Head is a bit chewy at first. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (841) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Very cheap Sam Smiths pubs in the UK under £2 for a pint looks perfect in the glass lovely head and nice rings down the glass as you drink it served wat to cold seems nto be the same at all smiths pubs don’t know why a dependable session ale if a trifle bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pistacho (54) - SPAIN - FEB 11, 2015
Cask conditioned at The Chandos. Served too cold. Fruity aroma from yeast (not hops). Well bodied, with bakery, sweet apple, and peaches notes. Refreshing bitternes in the end with a hint of citrics. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3468) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog. Deep golden colour with white head. Aroma has caramel and biscuit. the taste is nutty, with a touch of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2014
On cask at the Swan and Cygnets in Durham. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - very elusive but some toffee in there. Taste - gentle toffee and sweet malt notes. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - a solid and very drinkable bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenclansman (904) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 2, 2014
Cask at The Old Cheshire Cheese, London. not the best bitter put there. very flat and biscuit-y. not my cup of tea

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
Cask at The Old Cheshire Cheese, London, November 2014. Clear bronze with creamy white head. Nutty and slightly sweet aroma, mild taste, slightly nutty and mildly bitter. Light-bodied, soft carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Sweet and caramel aroma. Flat but slightly fizzy, which is a bit odd. Nasally fruity taste. Clear and honey caramel appearance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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