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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


jimmie65's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Hazy amber, off-white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. Flavor is malt, alcohol, a little spice, some caramel.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
It has very long lasting flavour. Malts and hops are very well balanced. Spicy notes

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2014
From a bomber poured in a tulip. Pours clear caramel. Flavor is weak caramel candy with a touch of booze and cinnamon. Thin mouthfeel. Not bad. Well balanced. Faint watery finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
550 ml bottle into imperial pint glass, bottled on 7/17/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, plum, apple, fig, date, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fombe89 (56) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
Botella @Big Joe Cafe. Gijon ............................................... 13/12/2014

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (304) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Liked this one nice flavor profile....a little sweet but yummy .........:-X...........

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chadski4 (131) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Very fizzy. Bit of honey in nose and flavor is then balanced by a hoppy bitterness in the finish. Don’t associate its fizzy dryness with other winter warmers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pringao_Toribi (275) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 14, 2014
In short: silken-smooth malty beer. Aroma: exceptionally good malty aroma. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: least liquory than expected from a strong ale, very smooth and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (612) - Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2014
550ml bottle. Cooper color with thin head. Caramel flavor with some spices. A solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear copper, thin white head that doesn’t last. Aromas are earthy hops, crystal malt, caramel. Taste has a dried peel thing going on, light spiced bitterness. Sticky finish. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
benpickens (414) - Camarillo, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours clear copper with a fluffy head that leaves ample lacing and lasts well; caramel and crystal malt aromas with a dry finish


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