firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have yet to try a bad Sam Smiths. This ale was no exception. Nice balance between malt and hops. nice colar and flavor.
heemer77 (5217) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yet again, I am completely underwhelmed by a Samuel Smith's beer. Immediately, the smell of sweat socks hit me and soured me for the rest of the bottle. Taste is smoother than the smell. Nice ruby-brown color with almsot no head. Lots of carbonation.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a medium white head. Slightly skunky aroma with malt and nut notes. I was afraid to buy this because of the clear bottle and my unfamiliarity with the liquor store. The flavor is still decent - malty, bready and nutty. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. A little disappointing, I will have to rerate this later.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown color with a light colored head. Malty aroma. Light caramel and malt flavors. Slight hops finish. Overall a pretty good beer.
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. An earthy brown color with a light foamy tan head. A strong grainy and earth malt aroma. Smooth and malty flavor.
Boutip (5464) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pourred a light brown brew with a nice head with short retention span. Floral aroma coming out of my glass is wonderful. Taste is bit sour with great hops balance. Body is medium. Overall, this is an above average english pale ale.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear caramel color, nice white head. Mild floral hop aroma. Taste is a little weak but well balanced. Average english style pale.
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of a bland flavor, with a shot-like finish, as my brother describes it. Overall, the worst samuel smith's i've had.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another good beer from Sam Smith. A good, drinkable pale ale that would be even better if on tap or served from a brown bottle. Has notes of caramel and buttery toffee. Hop presence is on the stonger side of things, and the bitterness lingers for quite awhile. Even though it was slightly skunky, it didn't carry into the flavor too much.
Hangover (1100) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque reddish-brown with a large head which recedes slowly and left some nice lace. Came in one of those holiday boxes so it's not skunked. Malty and fruity aroma... similar taste, just a slight touch of hops at the end. Smooth finish. These guys make some good beer.