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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Filtered and pasteurised and served under pressure from a keg only.
Originally known as Sovereign Best Bitter


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (3756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2010
Cask at Anchor Tap. Golden yellow with tall head. Hoppy nose. Taste of malts and fruits. Very bitter. Quite enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2010
Cask. London. Floral nose and sweet, honey flavours with biscuit backing. A little thin, but good overall balance and character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
[2713-20100119] Tap. Good toasty hints in the aroma. Clear, medium orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing. Smooth toasty hops flavour has a little wood and a long sweet aftertaste. Creamy medium body. Good bitter.
(@ The Cardinal; near Victoria Station, London)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2010
Cask @ Princess Louise. Golden with lasting sparkling white head. Light fruit notes and honeyish malt. Very subdued all round. Low bitterness in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (1147) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
Draught Creamy nitro head atop a copper body. Muted nose of biscuity malts and floral hop. Much the same on the body. Medium bitterness to finish. Lean body, moderate carbonation. Bit plain, especially compared to their Old Bitter off cask,

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6164) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2010
On tap at the Captain Kidd, Wapping 8/03/10. Pale amber with next to no head. Slight, malty aroma. Flavour of biscuit malts and a touch of fruit leading to a bitter finish. Ok, but not memorable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
G>olden with a white nitro-look head. Weak fruity and floral aroma. Sweet fruity flavour with an apple peel note. Rather thin.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
enjoyed at Angel & White Horse, Tadcaster. Medium orange, yelllow pour, Nice white head & decent lacing. Fuller body. Clean, decent flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3975) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2009
Cask @ The Crown, London. Dark golden colour, medium dense off-white head. Aroma has fruits, citrus, fresh hops and some malts. Flavour is smooth malty, some sweet malts. Good session ale.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kwik-lime (1264) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 I think I was a bit harsh on this last time. It is bland and too nitrous but I don’t think it warranted the rather scathing review I posted.


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