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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: 153   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%


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
olsvammel (3032) - 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 (3344) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vladivostok (235) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2010
Sweetish and very distinctive. A dark bitter, usually with a creamy head in which malt dominates and strangles the hops. The best thing about it is the incredibly cheap price...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2010
From the big oak barrel at Sinclair’s Oyster Bar, Manchester. Good fruity taste and aroma. Not a whole lot of hops for the style. Lots of fruit; just a bit sweet. Very smooth; very nice. Easy to drink and full-flavored, but not at all too bitter. Great balance. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
[2714-20100119] Tap. Pungent apple sweet fruit aroma. Clear, dark orange body with a quick foamy white head. Little apple flavour has lots of buttery toasted malt notes. Medium body. Really good, odd fruitiness.
(@ The Cardinal; near Victoria Station, London)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2010
Cask @ Princess Louise, London. Golden with creamy white head. Aroma and flavour of fruity hops and an OK malt backbone for support. Easy enough drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1175) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
Cask Amber body, white cream atop. Floral hops on the nose, with a good amount of sweet toffee malt. Smooth texture, low carbonation, medium body. Nice hop flavour; decidedly fruity, citrus mostly, bit of grass with a biscuit and toffee malt backbone, balancing a moderate bitter finish. Quite good, especially for the price!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ralphdot (982) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
In the Kings Arms, York, dark amber and a good head, fruity aroma, very nice bitter taste, good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6245) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2009
Cask-conditioned at the Cittie of York, London 13/10/09. Amber in colour with a decent, off-white ehad. Fruity, caramel aroma and flavour, with a touch of earthiness in the finish. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1294) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2009
Beautiful, creamy head that lasts the full of the length of the pint. Nice malty aroma but nothing special taste-wise, a standard and well-balanced session ale that goes down easily but is somewhat boring.


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