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


on tap

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RATINGS: 735   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 26, 2002
Just a tad bit heavier in body than their Organic Lager. Slightly more malt flavor. Otherwise very similar. Pretty golden color with a nice thick head. Easy drinkin’

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2002
I’ve had this twice, - the first one was totally funked up; the second was better, but bland. the body is thin-thick - I mean that it had some maltiness, but was watery. Hardly any hop to help balance it. overall, it was disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2002
Copper to amber color with a rather frothy off-white head. Aromas of carmel and nuts. Flavor profile was chocolate and caramel with a salty bitterness. NIce, but rather disappointing when you consider the source.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Fruity hop aroma, golden color, light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2002
Rather plain and ordinary for a Samuel Smith ale. Smelled like an English ale but did not have much more flavor than Coors original. I was quite let down by this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3786) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2002
For a strong ale it seems to lack flavour. fruity malt aroma and flavour and a forgetable finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2002
Malty and WATERY.. Needs some flavor. Needs a kick in the butt to wake it up. And needs more hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2002
The most disappointing of Smith’s products. Clear. Nice head, very bitter, and somewhat malty. But wholly unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2002
Wasn’t what to expect. But it was pretty good. Nothing spectacular. Interesting aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Light pale golden, moderate white foam, slight fizziness. Rich aroma, malty raisin prune fruitiness. Further attempts just reveal deeper malt. Fizzy palate but still with that SS typical buttery smoothness, fairly light in body. <P> Malt is instantly noticeable in the flavor, verging towards dark fruit but mellowing down to a red apple with some butterscotch. Nice little hop bite in the finish is welcoming (especially since I didn’t expect it). Rounds out well with a sweet and sour aftertaste.

A nice beer but not a benchmark beer as several SS beers are.

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