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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered and pasteurised and served under pressure from a keg only.
Originally known as Sovereign Best Bitter


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2072) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2007
Pint in the Waterguard, Cardiff. Fresh aroma of scents. Clear light copper colour, maybe more on the golden side with a thin white head. fruity taste with floral notes. Crisp tangy bitter. Just felt fresh and great to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 8, 2007
Three Goat’s Heads, Oxford. Tap, maybe nitro by the look and feel of it. Copper with a dense layer of fine white head. Leafy hops, a bit of honeysuckle, faintly citrus. A little farmy. Hop flavor runs on the farmy side as well. Very mild bitterness, a touch of bread. Clean, sort of abrupt finish. Light body, but not too thin. Pleasant, but not particularly noteworthy.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2006
aroma was def lacking, can’t really say I picked up on anythign in particular. tawny colored bitter with a white probablly nitro head. Was surprised by the flavor with the lack of aroma. actually a nice pleasently fruity taste. nothing to brag about but it was worth £1.44. medium palate. would drink again

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thewolf (10785) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Mildly hoppy aroma with a very low carbonation. Taste is also mildly hoppy but kind of bland.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Cask (handpump) @ Sea Horse, York. Copper in colour, nice frothy head with good lacing, hoppy fruity (apples?) taste, nice but short aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Cask at Princess Louise, London. Copper body with off-white head. The aroma is hoppy and grainy with a hint of unpleasant tartness. The flavor is slightly tart and displays some floral hops. The finish is short and moderately bitter. Smooth palate and low carbonation. Nothing moves this bitter beyond average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 4, 2006
Good quallity, not very bitter, in that matter the beer was not obsessive. The colour is golden but not too dark.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2006
Keg Handpump at the Boot Inn, Chester 17/04/2004 Golden amber coloured with a slightly fruity sour flavour. Some bitterness in a dry lasting finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - FEB 3, 2006
At Chandos, Chandos Place, Covent Garden. Very drinkable beer, copper in colour, nice frothy head with good lacing, hoppy fruity (apples?) taste, nice but short aftertaste. Pleasant.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 28, 2006
Pours light gold, settles to a clear deep amber-gold colour. Taste is of some apple, bitter. Very malty. Average keg bitter.


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