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

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common

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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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%


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1831) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 This is one of those beers that I genuinely think is improved served through the sparkler. Appearance is a lovely golden dark brown with a substantial creamy head. Aroma of bready malt, pine and something sweet. First taste is of the smooth, creamy head followed by lovely caramel notes nicely balanced with the hops. Overall incredibly smooth and refreshing. One of my favourite draft pints and something I always look forward to in a Samuel Smiths pub. And what a great price in London. Still under £2. Love this brewer and their ethos.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2011
Pint at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, London. Golden pour, medium but fading off white head. Aroma was a light pine and slightly fruity. Taste was a sweet caramel, Hint of Citrus and a light grass hop. Quite thin, Not all that interesting, took a lot of concentration to detect this much in it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6658) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2011
Cask at Wortley Almshouses, Peterborough, England.
Deep golden colour with small creamy off-white head that lasts forever. Very mild malty aroma. Flavour is caramel, toffee and interesting bitterness. Very smooth. Very nice drinkability and lingering taste till the bitter end. I like this.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (4618) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2010
Cask at Cramond Inn, Cramond, Scotland. Light amber colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of light fruity malts, faint caramel. Flavour is very watery, light fruity, melon, light grainy, light bitter hoppy finish. Light bodied, watery, nah..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2663) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2010
Cask at Ye Olde Boot, Chester. Poured amber with a large head. Aroma was sweet honey hops, caramel malt and apple. Some apple to start and a sweet malt finish. Not the best pint of bitter, but you can’t knock £1.52!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JamieFerdinand (163) - Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
Draught at Robert Raike’s House, Gloucester - 25/9/10. Nicely coloured with a thick white head. Sweet taste and then some sugar in the palate. A smooth beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1366) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2010
(cask @ The Town Warf, Isleworth). Severed with a sparkler , it looked half generic and half legit and not contrived. Customary butterscotch’y -carmely’ malt flavas, with a little dry citrusy hops in there . Pretty plesant offering from Smith’ys.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
Tap at Bricklayers Arms. Pours a clear honey hue with a thick, creamy white head. Some grassy hops dominate the aroma, with bready malts lurking. Flavor is sweet with caramel, toffee and light apple, then some understated hops with mild pine and citrus. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Very creamy. Finishes well-balanced with sweet maltiness and caramel, then some lingering bitterness. Very good.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (3027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2010
On tap at Princess Louise. It didn’t have much of any smell. The taste was very mild, some bread and a hint of yeast. It did however had a smooth and lean mouthfeel, but with a light body. This was an easy to drink beer but it was to thin and lacked taste (even for it’s type) to get a better score.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3341) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 2, 2010
From a hand pulled cask pour in The Falcon pub in Chester, England. Rich amber color with a creamy white head on top that left very sticky lacing. Nose of floral hops with sweet malts . Medium body and a very smooth mouthtfeel with low carbonation, Good flavor with citrus and floral hops and a lot of malts in the background. Finish is bitter. Very good.


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