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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (258) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Backlog fra Ticks Jeg ticket alle de øllene, men så at de da ikke kom med på Statistikk, så nå blir det sånn ca... Etter best evne...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbopslt (347) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Clear amber pour. Minimal head but good carbonation. Subtle spicy aroma. Taste is also subtle. very drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2152) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Medium amber body with small creamy off white head. Aroma is mostly malt, taste is malt and some dark chocolate. Finish is dry, very dry with some lingering mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (294) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2014
Caramel, dried fruits and some fruits and hops coming through in the aroma. Amber with a off white head. Medium to heavy sweet with a light to medium bitterness. Medium body with a lively carbonation. Dry finish. Overall a really enjoyable ale, a bit to carbonated for my taste, but i liked this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greenclansman (797) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - FEB 4, 2014
Reddish malty color. Some hops on aromas. Malty taste, thin body, dry malty aftertaste. Not the best beer out there, but an OK one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (292) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Get at least one bottle every winter for years. kind of suprised I have never rated this one. Anyways, it is a really good brew that is amber in color with a nice head on it that holds for a while then leaves a lace. Aroma and taste is what I would expect from a pale ale with a little less hops. So while it is a plain brew it has become a winter tradition and the bottles look good in the collection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kidobutai (357) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Unusual beer, nice color (darker golden) but no head and minimal lacing. Sweet sweet aroma, hard to discern the taste, fruity, some carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polaxis (73) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2014
A 550 ml bottle, at home, at 10°C Opened bottle, immediately started to fizz over. A light-medium amber beer with a bit of whitish head. Nice classic English ale with a slightly sweet malt flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Majek (333) - Ząbki, POLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Clear, amber colour with big and quite persistent head. Light aroma of caramel and bready note. Sweet, caramel taste with medium bitterness (grassy and hay). Medium body and carbonation. It’s rather typical english ale than xmas/season ale. Despite of it, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Slightly skunky biscuity base malt with some faint hay and faint fruity esters. Clear copper under a white, wispy ring. Biscuity base malt with some red fruit and sherry like accents. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, slightly nutty finish.

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