jfb (3901) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(draught) pours a slightly hazy golden-copper colour with a creamy off-white head. aroma of strawberries and caramel, sweet spices and stewed cabbage. flavour is almost entirely dimethyl sulfide, with light hints of grass. medium-bodied with smooth carbonation.
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice semi-clear light amber to mostly orange color. Off-white color head. Not a real big head with an easy pour that settled to a nice ring. Getting the sweet fruity smelling grape juice hint. Slightly faint grapes however. Maybe even a touch of cranberry juice. Different, but kind of pleasing. A bit of sourness coming through on the nose also. Iím detecting the cranberry taste first. Just a small amount of bitterness at the back end. Slightly sour after it sets on the tongue for a second. Very well balanced. Medium to thin mouthfeel. Dry and crisp. Somewhat light, but not real watery. This is really a pretty good brew in my opinion. Itís different from most. I like the change of pace, however I donít think I could make an evening of it.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep gold colored ale with a biscuit and sweet fruit aroma. The taste is a very mild bitter flavor. light body.
madmitch76 (15124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
22nd March 2008. Drawn from an oak cask. Very mild bitter. Smooth and creamy with only a light touch of bitterness. The oakiness is barely there.
chriso (7386) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg at the Anchor Tap, RB Christmas pub crawl 2004. This beer mustíve made such an impression on me that I neglected to enter my notes at the time (and I was quite punctual with my ratings back then). Copper colour. Thick, creamy head. Thought I caught a fleeting glimpse of malt in the aroma but it didnít last. Lacking in flavour. Easy drinking and inoffensive, clean but entirely bland. Better than the Sovereign.
anders37 (16788) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @ Anchor Tap, Southwark. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a creamy off-white head. Fruity malty aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty flavor with some hints of hops and caramel. Malty and fruity finish with some hoppy hints and a bitter aftertaste.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Earl of Lonsdale, London - came dark copper/gold shade, with medium thick head. Aroma is very faint, some grassy hops is all I detect really, apart from some mild fruitiness. Flavour is similarly mild, some earthy hops, a touch of caramel malt and apple perhaps, but not much going on otherwise. Thin body. This seemed meant for serious session drinking, perhaps. Not much bitterness, very plain.
minky (7) - Swansea, WALES - FEB 25, 2007 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Waterguard in Cardiff Bay, good tasting beer, but bitter aftertaste. Looks and smells good, just a slight bitterness to the aftertaste, without this it would be perfect.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Sweet, flat and dull, mostly stale malt characters. sweet, grainy malt notes and a watery finish. Thin mouthfeel.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2006 regular keg at Kings Arm, York: aroma is slightly of carmel malt. copper color. flavor is slighly bitter, some carmel malt, and something thatís not very nice, a bit abrasive actually. thin palate. there are better sam smiths beer.