Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle in a gift pack (box). First time I could rate it because it was not skunked. Dark gold, slight hoppy nose. Hops do not prevail as in an American pale ale. Smooth taste with a hop finish. I like APA’s better.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2005 Amber brown color topped by a thick creamy head with decent lace. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma with a lemony background and a hint of malt. Sweet malty flavor quickly turning hoppy with a hoppy finish. Medium bodied and slightly dry.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love Sammy Smith brews... This is what an English Pale Ale should taste like.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 My favorite ale from Sammy Smith. Nice hoppy, buttery ale that isn't too acidic. What else would you expect from the Old Brewery Tadcaster?
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I don’t like Pale Ale’s, but these people, as always, know how to craft a damn good beer. Picture what you know as a Pale Ale... then throw that out the window and try this... good flavor and mouthfeel.
PorterPounder (5371) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Rerate Dark copper pour, sticky, long lasting white head. Earthy aroma, some faint fruity notes. Good bitter flavor - nice and subtle. Some maple syrup notes and brief Christmas spices. Some nuttiness. Thickish mouthfeel. Original 4.4 Impressive! Nice malty aroma upon pouring from the clear (why?) bottle. Decent, even, slightly lacing head and a light copper appearance. Flavor is a perfect combination of Malts and hops with a hint of nuts coming though. Strong finish. Samuel Smith’s continues to impress me.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty good pale. Light with mild hops and malts. Very drinkable.
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour. Beautiful malty aroma, smooth tasting, caramel. Slight bitterness in the finish. The malts and hops are well balancesd
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served at 10C. Very nice but not excessive head. Great body, smooth and refreshing. Excellent beer. It could be my regular beer if I wasn’t on a tasting discovery.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good pale ale, though not as strong as some of the other Samuel Smith offerings. Copper tan color with a quickly receding head and nicely balanced.