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


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (224) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2015
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Bottle from Epsom Cirlce Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is yeasty, malty with a bit of chocolate and fruit. Appearance is clear orange/light brown with good bubbles and a two-finger off white creamy looking head with good retention and fair lacing. Taste is good balance of sweet and bitter, not as complex as the aroma. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, soft carbonation, and minimally bitter moderately long finish. Overall, an enjoyable beer that is on the lighter side for a winter brew and is not so filling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Milter (416) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
God engelsk strong ale. Flot farve og skum. Lidt for dyr. Alt i alt en forfriskende øl

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2015
The beer pours a very clear copper color with a large white head, and the aroma blends earthy and floral hops, orange zest, and caramel malts. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sour, and a touch sweet with an aftertaste that is reminiscent of earthy hops and a subtle fruitiness. The palate fuses a slick texture, soft carbonation with a bite, and a medium-light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8759) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pour out of bottle, slightly hazy orange-red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon into some dark fruits, touch of slight white fruit in there as well. Taste was a mix of white fruit, orange, dark fruits into a bit of cinnamon, hints of toffee and caramel, finishing sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin87 (160) - - APR 8, 2015
Pours orange-amber with thin off-white head that leaves only minor skim. Nose has a bit of malt sweetness with grassy/herbal notes. Taste adds toast, stone and nuts, perhaps a suggestion of dried fruit. Sometimes beer reviews seem to grope for adjectives, seeking hints of flavor that may be imaginary. Really, there’s not much complexity here. This isn’t a bad drink by any means, but it doesn’t say winter or fireplace or anything in particular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ardel1991 (114) - - MAR 25, 2015
Klarowne, bursztynowe z kremową pianą. Aromaty słodowe, karmelowe, lekko owocowe. W smaku karmel, delikatna suszona śliwka. Piwo trochę kwaśne z lekką goryczką.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (323) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle pour. Clear dark golden with an off white creamy head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel and bread. Thick full body. Light bitter, light salty, and a medium sweet taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1033) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Light amber pour, fairly quick head. Nose is malt and Yorkshire yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is solid malt backbone, apricots, and more signature yest from the "squares" flavor. Finish is warm and malty. Held on to this one a little bit, and it was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2311) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Aroma: intense caramel, bread, grain malts. Appearance: clear amber, medium, white, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: intense malts, grain, bread, light caramel, lively carbonation, light, dry finish. Overall: decent English Strong Ale, a pleasant drink. Bottle from Utobeer, London Bridge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (788) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle -rusty red with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of fruits, malts and a little blackcurrant. Taste of blackcurrant, light spices and malts. Medium body, medium carbonation.

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