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


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RATINGS: 1676   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Has a sweet light smell, almost smells a little like vanilla. Comes out a dark amber color with a creamy colored foamy head. Doesn’t taste like it smells, has a strong hop taste to it and leave a very dry and nasty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Sturdy but refreshing. Heavily malty body with a whole lot of fruits and a pleasant bitter finish. Quality winter brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1621) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Ambar entre anaranjada y marrón. Clara aunque ligeramente brumosa. 1 dedo de espuma ligeramente ocre. Fuerte aroma a azucar tostada y malta. Excelente cuerpo y textura. Y gran sabor. Buen equilibrio entre dulce caramelo y amargo final. Ligero calorcito, mayor que en cervezas de más graduación. Para saborear lentamente, trago a trago. Excelente.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swillguzzler99 (174) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2015
From a 550mL bottle. Pours a honey copper with nice carbonation but minimal head. Bitter nose. Taste is a slight malt/bitter hops that dissipates and finishes a bit weak. Watery mouth feel. An OK beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
huineman (471) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
Pours amber with greenish-white head. Low aroma of peach, Seville orange, cookie. Soft and watery. Low bitterness. Doesn’t linger long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear amber with head that has a lot of bubbles. Aromas of orange, grass, and light spice. More spice comes out in the taste with some sweetness in the finish. Average rew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanEric (1157) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Reddish brown with a small head, good lacing. Aroma has some malts. Dry palate, a bit of biscuit. Nie full body, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
samzim (362) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Toffee aroma with notes of yeast. Clear amber colour. Toffee flavour with notes of fig. Medium in body and carbonation. Solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maledictum (734) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is spicy, toffee, fruit, taste is crisp, toffee, light spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (379) - 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.

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