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


on tap

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1005) - 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 donít know why a dependable session ale if a trifle bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1015) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2006
Cask@Princess Louise, Holborn, London. Amber color, good creamy off-white head. Mild nutty nose - canít get much out of it in the smokey pub. Fruity, mildly hoppy towards the end. Good session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5387) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Handpumped @ Ye Olde Cheschire Cheese (Greater London). Slightly hazy amber with a medium mostly lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, mineral presence and fruity notes, but thereís a little something off that I canít recognize. Taste is also of caramel, fruity notes and mineral presence with a very light bitterness along with, again, something off that I canít recognize. Itís really subtle, but it doesnít take much to hinder low abv beer like a Bitter. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Easily drinkable and tasty, but far from the best Bitter because thereís a little something off and itís also a tad bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VRobertovich (39) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Clear amber beer, low carbonation, with a small, foamy, off-white head. Refreshingly light-medium bodied. Simple, yet pleasant caramel malts, with a touch of apple and herbs, and a mild, citrus hop. Simple, but well balanced, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Cask - Malty caramel with a light nutty bitterness. Clear copper with a creamy white head. Light toffee and nuts, slight sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (5373) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6596) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
August 2016 - Cask HP at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet St. As íSamuel Smith Old Brewery Bitterí, 4.0%, from oak cask. Translucent dark orange, still, dense creamy white head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is breadstick, some tart fruits. Body is fairly light, soft carbonation. Taste is bready, does have a light drying oaky dimension. Interesting, with some unique character from the oak. (3.2)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Dark amber, cask poured so low carbonation and cool/room temperature. Malty, caramel. Bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel and the finish was a bit astringent which highlighted the hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antzrhere (32) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
On tap at Samuel Smiths two pubs in Blackpool. Pours tan to brown. Taste of oak, malt, caramel and maybe a touch of vanilla. A good mouth feel. While a very typical Yorkshire bitter this is an exceptionally rounded beer with a great balance of bitterness to balance the malt sweetness. Probably one of o Sam Smithís best

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