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

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RATINGS: 736   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2002
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2003 Good brew, not the best by ol sam, but it is very respectable.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Seagull99 (4) - - JAN 4, 2002 does not count
Not much taste, light weight, didnít enjoy it very much!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2002
Not much flavour, quite bitter but its a bit edgy in taste, not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2001
maltomeal

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2001
Nice pale color with plentiful head and generous lace. Great aroma with a sweet malty flavor. Very good brew in my opinion. Not sure if I am rating the same beer as everyone else...mine says Organic Ale..not Organic Best Ale.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2001
Pretty dull. Maybe all those pesticides are what make beer great. You think?

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2007 Bottle: Hazy orange with a thin white head, oranges and dirt in the aroma, starts and ends lightly bitter, thin bodied with a unpleasant aftertaste. Am I rating the same beer as everyone else? Without a doubt the most disappointed Iíve been with a Sam Smithís.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2001
Extremely drinkable and well balanced. Doesnít distinguish itself like most Sam Smith beers, but of very high quality.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2001
Another enjoyable brew from Samuel Smithís...lighter in body than the pale ale, less malt and hops, but an easy drinking and enjoyable beer.


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