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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

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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%


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1160) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
Cask at the Glittering Star, Darlington. Clear golden brown amber colour, creamy white head and aroma of malt & toffee. Taste is sweetish malty caramel, with a light dry bitterness and slight fruity & toffee notes. Creamy smooth mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall a quite drinkable bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
15th January 2013
Wooden cask at the lovely old Anchor Tap - Tower Bridge. Almost clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Softish and semi dry palate. Nice mouthfeel. Good tangy dried fruits with a pleasant hint of sourness. Semi dry finish with super mild bitterness. Nice bitter! Seems to be rounded off and very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Cask at Angel, New Oxford Street. Nice healthy amber pour, thick and well carbonated. Nose is fairly unassuming but appealing in its combination of dry notes and substantial malts. Mouthfeel a bit thinner than needed but the flavors are nicely satisfying, with bright herbal notes giving things a nice liveliness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (3862) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Sweet berry aroma, has a hint of this in the taste but is standard stuff in reality.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4057) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at The Cock Tavern. Pours clear amber with a nice white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is malty fruity grassy hoppy and a bit sweet. Flavor is nicely malty bitter fruity with a touch of citrus and caramel. Finishes bitter malty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sic1314 (3283) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Completely traditional bitter, easily one of my favourite beers. Classic of the style, but very old fashioned and understandable why some people might not like it. Incredible value for it’s cheap price.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
When cost is taken into consideration, this is my choice bitter. Clean, complex for a bitter, and yet everything a bitter should be.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2012
Cask at The Cramond Inn. Brown Amber with a White head. Sweet malty flavour. Fruity leading to a bitter finish. Well balanced, simple and effective.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (725) - - JUL 23, 2012
Amber. Thin white head. Light fruits, caramel, earth, wet wood. Really smooth drinking. Much better than its rating.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theatmosphere (50) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Good session beer. Pours a lovely amber colour with a nice, but subtle, aroma. I suspect rather too thin to be approaching a great bitter.


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