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

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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light to moderate hoppy, spicy, light herbs. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (140408)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2008
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a dense off-white head. Aroma is dry, light dusty, malt with a mild hops note. Flavour is light acidic at first with a mild mouldy touch following. Slowly unfolding caramel malt with a mild earth note and accompanied with a slight ash-tray hops bitterness. Nice and smooth and well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2003
The aroma is fruity and malty with notes of nuts. The color is orange and it has a fantastic head. The flavor is nice; sweet malty with slightly roasted notes combined with caramel, oranges, peaches, and wood. It ends on a good bitterness. A really lovely ale - very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2005
(Bottle 55 cl) Fully golden with a small, white head. Flavours are simply great. Extremely fruity and malty with a lovely balancing bitterness. Flavours really stand in line here to leave their mark. 280602

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
Bottled. Orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and hops. Nice malty flavour of caramel with notes of alcohol. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2007
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is fruity and mildly sweet malty. Flavour is very much the same, really smooth beer, that leaves a fruity hoppy aftertaste. Quite pleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2003
Bottled. Deep golden with average head. Hoppy, fruity nose. The typical delicate Samuel Smith maltiness spiced with a good dose of grassy hops. Dry and firm with a bitter finish. Excellently balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a longlasting creamy head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet malty and bready flavor. Long malty bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2003
Golden color. Light aroma, with some honey and straw. Average body, with some malt and a bery strong bitterness. Pleasant, but somehow without personality, and a bit metallic.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (14688) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2007
Orange colour, light nose, with lots of fruit in flavour, quite bitter and too bitter for me.


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