I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
The worst sammyís. No flavor. cool label. Get any other Sammyís.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange to copper color with a moderate white head. Bread, toffee, and mild spice appear in the nose. Fairly malty with cookie dough and toffee dominating the malt profile. Mild earthy tones in the middle with a balanced finish - not overly malty or bitter. Body is mild and the finish lasts an awfully long time with the malts just sticking on your tongue forever. A pleasant pale ale, but not outstanding. Incidentally, I overlooked my personal Sammy Smith ban due to the brown bottle. Ban still stands on all Sammy products in clear bottles.
Ernest (6270) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a hint of peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter. Medium body, dry and creamy texture, lively carbonation.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had a pint bottle of this after work tonight. This brew pours a clear, bottle conditioned
medium amber orange hue. The large creamy off-white head is mostly lasting with fair
lacing. The clean nose is moderately malty with hints of cereal, moderately hoppy with
resin tones, and also has a slight yeasty quality. The initial flavor is lightly sweet with an
alcoholic middle finishing lightly acidic with moderate bitterness. The finish duration is
average. The body is light to medium with a creamy dry texture, soft carbonation and an
astringent feel to the finish. This very decent brew improves as it warms. This is the second sampling Iíve had from the Old Brewery at Tadcaster, and I canít imagine being disappointed with a Sam Smithís brew.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Nice pale-ale orange color (tinge of red), good lasting head. Very good slightly spicy, bready aroma; very ífreshí smelling. Flavor sweetish, perhaps slightly cherry-ish at first, but finishes quite bitter, too bitter and dry for me. A disappointment from this quality brewer.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Only the 2nd Sam Smiths brew Iíve tried. The other one being the Oatmeal Stout. Stick with their Stoutís. This beer wasnít bad but nothing special either.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2003 Good brew, not the best by ol sam, but it is very respectable.
Seagull99 (4) - - JAN 4, 2002 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much taste, light weight, didnít enjoy it very much!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much flavour, quite bitter but its a bit edgy in taste, not great.
dins (266) - Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2001
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20