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


on tap

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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours a rich copper color with good clarity and a three finger eggshell foam. On the nose it has nice round toasted maltiness with touches of citrus and honey. The palate is smooth and well balanced with a honeyed sweetness playing well off the roasted toasted malts, citrus hints and trace bitterness that draws out the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
JennyJam (47) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours hazy, golden-yellow with nice dense head. Aroma is earthy with banana and bready malts. Taste is balanced with a medium body, a bit flat, not much carbonation. Bitter almost slinky,flat aftertaste. Pretty easy to drink but not much flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1960) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2013
3x355 ml bottles, Bierpost.de - Pours relatively foamless and yet fizzy, somewhat underwhelming body. Earthy, indeed "organic" aromas of autumn fruits, medium body, musty spicy-floral hops and a lot of vivid "culture" going on here (BB was 31.08.2012) - would almost be tempted to call this a pale ale/British saison mix - like all quality brews, takes a while to educate the taste buds, but well worth it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1057) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 11, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rpaskie (16) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2013
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1123) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2013
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1134) - Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tla (34) - - DEC 24, 2012
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".

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