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

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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Sold as Organic Best Ale in the UK, and as Organically Produced Ale in USA.
Ingredients: Water; Organic malted barley; Yeast; Organic hops; Seaweed finings; Carbon dioxide.
A delicately flavoured golden ale in which subtle fruity esters from the Samuel Smith yeast strain interact with a background of maltiness and hops.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (8386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, Karamell, fruchtig. Geschmack trocken fruchtig, malzig, Karamell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
I liked this bitter quit a bit. Mild and a bit watery, but the malty body and light fruity aftertaste were nice.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Funkatrocious (99) - - DEC 30, 2013
Pour from bottle in Cottage Grove Wisconsin. Amber pour with good off white head. Smells malty and is with a light but unsatisfying bitter finish. Weird fruity sweetness. No good for me... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foyle (254) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy cream colored head that recedes slowly with mild lacing. Color is a mostly clear rich amber with moderate carbonation streaming. Aroma: raisins, apricots, toffee, yeast rolls. Mouthfeel: light bodied with a bit of ale fluffiness and a mostly dry finish. Flavor: initial flavor is the sweet barley malt-- toffee, caramel, and white bread. The middle has some butterscotch and fruity esters with a earthy hop bite in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dynamiteninja (1590) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. Amber body. Medium white head. Red fruit, hops, malt, spice. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (900) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Amber color , with mid-sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and fruits. Taste of roasted caramel with bitter hoppy finish. Long bittersweet aftertaste. Nice bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
armandch (28) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Fruity aroma with beautiful color. Smooth and easy to drink. However the taste is plain like wind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (540) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Appearance: pours with a pretty big tan beige head, nice density, beer is a very clear amber to brown color, good head retainage Aroma: malty but very faint Taste: malt caramel, some hops on the finish but pretty tame, Palate: soft carbonation, light mouthfeel, tame bitter aftertaste Overall: not hoppy enough for a pale ale in my opinion, kind of simple and bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (363) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
2013/08/26 - Pours a burnt orange/amber colour with a frothy, off white head that reduces quickly, but leaves a surface film and a small lacing. Aroma is caramel, toasted malts, grapes and dough. Taste is slightly fruity up front with a toasted malt/caramel base and a sweet and slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is sticky with average carbonation and a drying finish. Good, but nothing overly special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (386) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours light-amber, light hay aroma though smelling a little stale, lively carbonation and lasting lace, medium-bodied, light hop, muted malt, finishing crisp. Got to give it a low score as there is the wet cardboard taste and smell of a beer that has been oxidized.


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