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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Discofish (152) - USA - MAR 14, 2003
A tasty beer, but nothing extraordinary. A mild hoppyness blended with malts

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Still, amber beer with marshmellow head. Sweet scent. The first taste is silky and alcoholic. Despite the head, the beer is pretty smooth. The sweet sugar taste carries throughout. Nice apple-tinged finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (30965) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2003
An amber beer with not much head. The aroma is sweet and malty - very nice. And so is the flavor - but maybe a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Nice creamy flavor. I expected it to be a little better than it was, I'll still to samuel's stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Nice golden/oarnge color with a big,dense,head. Good retetion with nice lacing. Big hoppy aroma,with a little malt. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and metallic.Slick,fruity-malt flavors exit as soon as they enter,finish is of woody,hops which almost seem stale.The finish was the best part of the beer but was gone by mid bottle. Not near as good as I remembered.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Damn clear glass! When are the English going to learn. Slightly skunky aroma. Also floral (hops) and malty. Color is medium golden brown. Gret big head from the pour which settles nicely. Ok carbonation. Somewhat thin flavor of malt, iron and hops. Finish is creamy and slightly bitter with hops presence. An ok beer but not one that I would get again. Maybe slightly spoiled because of the clear glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Nice orange color with a long lasting creamy head. Slight caramel malt flavor as it warmed, but this was generally bland. Not impressed with this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Nice hoppy aroma and flavor. A little thin to me, not much maltiness. Golden amber in color. Not bad, but nothing special. Not my favorite from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (684) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2003
Hoppy aroma, light amber hue with a good head and substantial lacing, nicely balanced with hops and malts with a dryish finnish, good solid ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1021) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
02/03 Release: This is a pretty nice seasonal brew, but I have to admit that I had hoped for more from this one. In many cases, breweries seem to save their BEST beers for seasonal and celebratory batches, and I don't think that's the case with Sammy Smith. Good, but not great on this one.

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