Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear, brighter golden with a short, well-retained off-white head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet honey and toasted grains with lemon zest and grassy accents.. not bad. The flavor found similar grains and some bready notes at the core, with tart lemon zest and fruity notes around.. finished with prickly carbonation and tart fruit skins. Lighter-bodied and a tad sharp at times on the palate.. OK overall, but far from exciting.
floydian1 (799) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This golden ale has a biscuity malt aroma and taste with delicate orangey fruity notes. Eminently drinkable with a light-medium body and decent hop bitterness. No complaints here. Sampled from a 500ml brown bottle.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like pale malt and moderate fruity esters. Tastes similar to nose with a bit of tartness and lingering bitter finish. Golden or summer bitter.
rpaskie (16) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- light fruity esters, biscuit, mango.
Malt forward start with a light citrus finish. A nice touch of bitterness that lingers for a short time. Caramel, lemon, and mango. This is a well balanced bitter with good body, mouthfeel, and taste. I love some Samuel Smith’s!
OllieBBommel (865) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: nice white foam. Colour: clear, yellow golden. Aroma: hops. Taste: hops, malt, bitter. Palate: dry, medium bodied bitter. Overall: very nice
jmohno (967) - Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic gold,not too light,ok thin head,ring of foam.
Aroma is some mineral,lightly sweet malty,very subtle fruit/floral.Toasty light buttery notes.
Same in taste as aroma with nice and crisp,lightish,clean, a bit sweet with some tangyness.Refreshing good lighter ale with good flavor.Grasssy/floral finish with some lingering light sweetness.
tla (34) - - DEC 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First I noticed the caramel taste of foam that came out of the bottle after I opened it.
The taste of the beer itself is intense malty and a bit "sticky".
justabeergeek (205) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This "Best Ale" pours a clear orange/golden color with a soapy white head. There are clear yeast estery notes (bananas, peaches, etc.) along with some subtle malt notes. The taste is far more bitter than the nose, with some almost off-flavor bitter notes going on. I was disappointed by this beer (because I’m such a fan of Sam Smith’s products), and I’ll give this another chance in the future.
jebert (439) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a smallish white head. Aroma is yeast and sour mash. Nice and creamy on the palate, the taste is a yeasty sourdough with an undefined fruitiness. Hops very light on finish. Nice beer with a very distinctive taste. Pairs well with fish or chicken off the grill.
unstablefable (210) - SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a a Golden amber with a decent tan head a medium lacing. Aroma is caramel and sweet malt, tastes of light hop character, a tiny lager note actully pretty pleasant. Right amount of bitter s sweet
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