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


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RATINGS: 1653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pumpkin87 (162) - - 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 (342) - 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 (1072) - 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 (2397) - 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 (798) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkempa (24) - - MAR 8, 2015
I really enjoy this beer. I like that it's a winter beer but doesn't have spices in it like many others. A little more robust than a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (399) - - FEB 27, 2015
A filtered orangey copper body, with a quickly settling frothy white head. Aromas are breads, malts, biscuits and just a hint of grassiness. Definitely more malts than hops on the tongue, with a grape and raisin centre. Overall, a decent craft brew, but it kind of gets lost in the crowd.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (735) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours copper with medium off-white head with lacing. Nose has very light toast notes - maybe some mild herbal hops somewhere in ther very subdued aroma. Mouthfeel is everything here - creamy with good balance between resin acids and soft malts. Flavor is simple - some mild caramel, hazelnut with a fruity, pear/orange hop finish and just a bare touch of bitterness. A simple, straightfoward british ale, if tasted blind I would have said ESB - a rather good ESB but certainly not top of its category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (840) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
smells of orange! orangey gold body with no head, tastes like smooth sweet orangey beer with a bitterness left on the tongue. not sure how it welcomes the winter

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