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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Very mellow compared to American offerings of winter seasonals, but I like it. Easy, mellow and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
4theluvofbeer (90) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Golden pour with a modest head. Caramel honey with some light malts. It wasn’t one of my 2013 favoritres

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (696) - Dover, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear, golden nice white head. Aroma of grain, yeast, caramel and some dark fruit. Taste has a nice bitterness combined with malt and fruit sweetness. quite enjoyable, nice winter beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (316) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
550ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear reddish amber with a small beige head. Nose is earthy vegetables and caramel. A bit of grass and bread. Taste is sweet malts with very little bitterness and an abrupt finish. Medium slick body with soft carbonation. Pleasant enough but nothing to rave about.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Naka (705) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Amber with a slight reddish hue. Small head. Aroma of spicy apples and cherries covered in brown sugar. Flavor has some nice mild apple with a decent bitterness. Decent overall.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilgrimoutlaw (765) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle has copper pour with white head. Vegetables, citrus, caramel. Moderately bitter and sweet. Full bodied, sticky palate. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
English ales worry me the same way their football team worryies me during the World Cup: they come into the game with a high pedigree but often choke when they shouldn’t. This one pours dining room table dark with a frothy one finger white cap. Is brisk on the tongue, with a slight edge of sweetness & slightly disappointingly invisible finish. Decent brew. The PRO here is the refreshing wash that each sip brings. The CON is the one dimensional flavour profile.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1525) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Aroma: Nice malt character with rich caramel and nougat; the hop character is slightly woody and earthy. Appearance: Very still copper pour with a bubbly tan head that fades fast. Flavor: Mostly caramel; there is a very slight bitterness toward the finish. Woody undertones are light to non-existent. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, somewhat bitter finish. Overall: Fine, elegant beer, but maybe a little simplistic in regards to flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle split at the Kernel, thanks to Fergus, 09/11/13 - 2013 bottle. Clear golden with a moderate white head, carbonation evident. Nose is toffee, dark fruit, light yeast esters, buttery notes. Taste comprises caramel, dark fruits, light spice, earthy. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finish. Ok drinkable drop but nowt I’d dial up again!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
torontojay (24) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Unexceptional holiday ale. Nice and malty, with some citrus notes. Weak palate and head. Nice beer, nothing too special here (except for the very busy label!).


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