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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: 1575   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.


jfitz67's rating

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jfitz67 (1) - irvine, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Very bitter and strong licorice taste afterwards with a sweet front that soon takes a nosedive into something your toothbrush wont be able to scrub off your tongue


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DMLINAZ (284) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Granted this is the wrong time of year, but this is quite good. Complex, old ale quality.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zacgillbanks (2148) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from Fenwick, Newcastle. A copper coloured ale that has a fruity aroma, with notes of burnt toffee, spices and almonds with a nutty, marzipan finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (101) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
550ml ($5.99) very crisp beer, very good. I enjoyed this beer. I recommend

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamesthebrit (238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Carmel note. like... a nutmeg. A lager yeast note. Looks fine. nice white head. Brownish Taste is lighter. malty. flavorful..... but sort of drab. Wheaty. More flavorful than other beers I’ve had as of late.... but boring. Grape! that’s what it is. Actually really smooth on the palate. Medium body. Nice flavors. Overall a solid beer but sort of drab. Good to share!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (515) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
550ml, 2013-2014 bottle. Pours a clear caramel/copper with a one finger, off white head that leaves modest lacing. Aroma has notes of fruity apple, bread, caramel, yeast, candy sugar, and mild spices. Very nice. Taste is balanced with the same fruity apple to start, then moving to bread and caramel, and finally finishing with a mild, spicy, aftertaste. Really well done. Medium body and carbonation. Clean and.smooth in the mouth but not the least bit watery. Overall a very nice beer. Bread, caramel, and mild spice mixed with a great mouth feel. Will look for again next year!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
badpuppy69 (208) - orange, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
First let me say its a simple brew but its damn near perfect! what planet are these beer raters from? Pours a clear copper/gold with a thick dense soapy head that laced thick foam rings all the way down my glass! Aroma is apricots and a epic malt character with just enough hops to balance the brew out to damn near perfection!. Taste follows the Aroma well with some breadyness. Very smooth and easy to drink. Amazing brew!! Perfect malt backbone! I don?t understand why its only getting a 71 out of 100? This brew is awesome!! I could drink as a go to session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomekk1978 (418) - POLAND - APR 11, 2014
Barwa" Głęboko bursztynowa, klarowna. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, szybko opadająca. Aromat: słód, lekkie nuty owocowe i alkohol. Smak: słodowy, lekko słodki, ubogi Do tego lekka goryczka i alkohol. Wyczuwalny DMS.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
javiercrasher (160) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2014
Cobriza, luminosa y cristalina, con una buena capa de espuma color hueso de buena retención. Aroma suave, a malta dulce, ligeramente especiada y frutal. De cuerpo medio y bien gasificada. En boca dulce, acaramelada, algo terrosa, todo muy suave y equilibrado. Samuel Smith sigue siendo el contrapunto a todas esas cervezas extremas a las que últimamente estamos acostumbrados.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (95) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Amber color, thin white head with a little lace. Faint aroma. Nice bitterness, a little caramel flavor. Medium body, with a slightly bitter finish. Okay, but probably not worth importing.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GriffDaddy (64) - - MAR 21, 2014
Malty, kind of dry, some banana and light tropical on the finish. Maybe my palate is ruined from too many hop bombs, too many experimental over the top strong brews. Underwhelming from every angle. Toasty, dry. modest body. Not terrible, but feels kind of left behind. Would I drink again? maybe. Would I order again? no.


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