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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35959) - 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
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Served on nitro. An orange beer with a thick white head. The aroma is very lightly fruity and malty - due to the nitrogen head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry bitter end. The mouthfeel is very smooth. I’m not a fan of nitro.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 Draft @ Anchor Tap, Bermondsey SE1. Pours a clear pale amber color with a creamy white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish fruity and malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
2nd June 2014
Cittie Of Yorke. Keg. Almost clear gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light malts. Mellow bitter hops, touch of ripe fruits but mostly just mild bitterness. Light finish. If you were blindfold you would likely think this a brown bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Duke of Argyll, London</i>
Light amber hazy color; thin creamy head. Light hop aroma. Simple Bitter, with some caramel, light flavors, light ashes. Correct bitterness. Too light, but not bad.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (14119) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
Cask at Bricklayers Arms. Pours a clear, honey hue with a thick, creamy white head. Malty aroma and very, very doughy, with some light florals. Sweet flavor with more bread and dough, along with biscuite followed by some light, earthy bitterness in Phase II. Medium in body with fine, extremely smooth and creamy carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet with some lingering dough and faint bitters. I really liked it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11636) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11445) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2011
Draught at Princess Louise, London. Golden beer with a nicre steady creamy offwhite head. Quitediscreet malty aroma. Hoppy grassy bitter flavor, metal notes. Nice lacing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (11274) - 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.


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