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Samuel Smiths Old Brewery Bitter (Bottle & Keg)

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 2.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Keg: Pasteurised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1586) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Tap @ Angel in the field. Dark golden clear. One finger dense foam. Fair carbonation for an ale. Biscuit malty. Dry faint tartness oaky finish. Fresh. Fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6907) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Keg @ Corporation Inn, Rochdale. Copper-amber colour with a thick smooth head. Has a malty bitter character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stravale (2648) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 30, 2013
Keg @ The Doo’cott, Edinburgh [290713]
Orange amber, clear, dense white thin head
Aroma of soft caramel, touch of honey, soft cereal
Taste as aroma, light toffee, soft cereal, rather dull, keg cersion poorer than cask
Palate - Soft carb, medium body. Finish as main flavour, soft fairly sweet malts, some soft cereal biscuit, slightly metallic
Overall - Nowhere near as good as cask, dull keg beer but still better than the macro bitter creamflow stuff

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (12170) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2013
Keg at The Cittie of York, Holborn, London. Amber with short head. Tinny, carbonated, thin beer, some caramel quite sweetness. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Pint in Ad Lib, Glasgow (£3.60):
Bitter with an earthy malt aroma and some lighter fruit notes along with some caramel and a touch of burnt sugar. There is some apples and a few sweet malts too.
Toffee brown with a cream, thumb sized head on top that is white and holds pretty well.
Sweet malts and a very bitter taste kick things off along with a nutty taste and a touch of caramel from the nose. There is a fruity undertone with some bitterness towards the end.
Medium bodied and very cream with a nice, rounded bitter finish and a very smooth body. The balance in this one is quite nice too.

Bitter and a great example of the style with a great appearance and a nice balance throughout. There was some nice caramel malts and the hints of fruit were nice too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Draft at Duke of Argyll. Soho, London. Light copper pour. Ligh aroma of caramel malts. Very drinkable but light flavor of caramel/sweet malts. Decent

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (7453) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
half a pint at the red Lion, Conisbrough. Creamy white head. Clear golden blond pour. An ok bitter

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
undercurrent25 (1787) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Maybe I’d had a few by the time I got to this beer, I found it to be a standard bitter and very ordinary, not very memorable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ralphdot (1014) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2011
4.0% dark brown colour with a good lasting head, fruity aroma, very nice smooth fruity but bitter taste, very good beer, now an all time favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Tap at the Duke of Argyll. The only real difference between ke and the cask version i could detect was a lot more carbonation in this one, which dulled the taste even more so. Still, at just over 2 quid a pint, could have a lot worse.

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