Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: English Strong Ale
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Golden brown colour, skunky german smell. Fairly smooth and mild ale. No extra seasonal characteristics though!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Over-rated. Crappy winter warmer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Smells kinda cardboardy and a little cidery? Pretty light brown color. Decent head that lasts.Grainy,slightly oxydized flavors.Thin body. Leaves a funny,grainy aftertaste.Seems to me this used to be a better beer several years back.Maybe not?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rib Eye (147) - USA - JAN 6, 2003
Samuel Smith"s does it right again. While not as yummy as the Taddy Porter, this is a fine beer anytime of year. Malty, smooth and quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 (05-06 vintage, 550ml bottle, rated 1/28/06) Clear amber body topped by a pillowy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy, some caramel, light nut, wood. Taste is medium sweet, peach, some earthy, caramel, light leaves. Smooth, watery light-medium body that is not especially inviting, but is very drinkable. (6/4/7/3/13)

(02-03, rated 1/5/03) Beautiful clear amber body topped by a long-lasting rocky tan head. Aroma is quite inviting: caramel malty, slightly fruity (peach?), sweet, and floral hoppy. Taste is very malty -- caramel, toasty, and moderately sweet. Bitterness is limited to the aftertaste, and there it’s earthy and quite mild. (8/5/7/4/15)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Nice floral malty arome, beautiful reddish amber crystal coloring. Very smooth drinkable malty taste with a hop bite at the end. Very good but I wish Sam Smith would stop using clear bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
a lovely ale when the bottle isnt skunked, nice crisp taste, very creamy and just plain good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Whohoo! an uskunky bottle! Finally I get to taste what they intended. Lightly sweet toffee like aroma, without a trace of skunk. I am immediately taken by the interplay between chalky water flavors, the caramelly malt, and the british hops. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Bright orange amber in appearence,carmel malts, good hops, well balanced slightly bitter and a fair Ale at best

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2002
I am rating the best of the five pints that I drank. A couple of them were quite spoiled by the clear bottle. They had a skuny German smell, but the one bottle that wasn’t bad, did taste okay. It is a decent seasonal ale but it is too expensive in most cases. The price doesn’t warrent the flavor. The body is lighter than I have come to expect from a seasonal, and the flavors were mingled, but mildly crisp. The finish of the one good beer had a slight dry-pine hint. Not a great beer from Sam Smith, but drinkable.

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