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

bottled
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RATINGS: 81   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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DJMonarch (9159) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2005
Pint poured at Champion Bar - just off Oxford Street in London. Poured white but settled to a very clear amber with a creamy head. Citrus in the aroma, but plums in the flavour, with a nice bitterness in the mouth.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (13156) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Keg at Anchor Tap, Southwark. Copper coloured with thick creamy head. Some hoppy aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, a little light on the flavours.Finish has a bit of tangy hop, some caramel. Inoffensive

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
NotChris (6) - ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2005 does not count
Ah now we’re talking (not!). A useless pint in every regard. Tin. Wet paper. Lifeless. Kills the monkey. Kills the spark. Fizz it up the khyber and see how the boys like it. Bless ’em.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2005
(cask at Princess Louise, London) Clear light amber body topped by a big creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, leafy/earthy, floral. Taste is medium sweet, mild, caramel, floral, light bitter. Smooth and watery light body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2005
Keg, at the Princess Loiuse, Holborn, London.
Amber and nice enough to look at (for a keg beer) nothing out of the ordinary. If you pissed enough at the end of the night you wouldn’t mind drinking this stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckyjim (6) - ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2005 does not count
Having never been a fan of bitter, this really suprised me. smooth bittery taste with hints of apple and also oddly tinned peaches in syrup <--- think maybe im on my own on this one. Aftertatse is much the same.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
CASK- Poursa gold hue with a light white head. Aromas of malt, aa hint of caramel and old hops. Flavors of the same.


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