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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


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4442) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
Keg at the Horse and Groom, Great Portland Street. Amber with a thick nitro-style head; smooth malty flavour with some citrus; gentle bitter finish. Much btter than the average keg bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4778) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2007
On tap at Horse and Groom, Great Portland Street. Amber with a thick creamy offwhite head. Fudge and citrus hops aroma. Earthy flavours blending with citrus. Good bitterness. Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29208) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2141) - 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 (1388) - 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 (11149) - 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 (34595) - 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 (2198) - 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 (3633) - 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.


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