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

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RATINGS: 1596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


Gregory's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2003
sweet, malty. slightly spicey. The palate, is light. Not one of the better sam smith beers, I must say.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2282) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2014
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, grain and spice. Taste is malts, caramel, and spice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (881) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Copper color , nice off-white head. Aroma of malt , grain , honey and spices . Similar notes in taste. Moderate bitterness , warming aftertaste. I like this brewery ).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Raistlin (140) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a tan head. Aromas of spices and malts. Tastes the same with a lttle warmth at the end. Nice malty flavor. Thin palate but easy drinking. Nice lacing on the glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (31) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a clear copper with a tan head. Aromas of spices and malts. Tastes the same with a lttle warmth at the end. Nice malty flavor. Thin palate but easy drinking. Nice lacing on the glass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UrbanCaveman (60) - Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2014
550 ml bottle, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 40 degrees F. A: Clear coppery-amber with minimal head and lacing, continuously bubbly. S: A mild aroma, mostly a gingerbready mix of spice and malt with an earthy undertone. T: Primarily sweet caramel malt with a mild spice presence, just enough to convey that gingerbread feeling. The earthiness from the nose was also present, enough to be noticeable, without overpowering the sweetness. M: Relatively thin, but decidedly lively. O: A decent winter warmer, though I donít know that Iíll repeat it. At least, unless the 550 ml bottle is on sale at Jungle Jimís for less than $3 again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StilleStorm (832) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
DWFACDSJT; Bottle. Pours murky brown with a moderate creamy, lasting and lacing, off-white head. Nose is malt, yeast, bread and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter with a sweet lasting, spiced, bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamestulloch (1506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Lively carbonation. Aroma of sweet grain and orange marmalade. Flavour of sour grain, wet straw and honey. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily. Soft fizz. Too sweet. Dull.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MissPxx (461) - - NOV 7, 2014
Fizzy. Tends to be when coming from bottle. Dark red Austin colours. Metallic aroma and quite metallic tasting as well, which is a bit disappointing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1guywith_aboat (241) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Aroma is heavy syrupy malt... very hearty on the nose. Crystal clear copper pour with a tiny short lived white head. Lots of co2. Sounds like rice krispies in milk. Flavor is rich notes of toffee, and a slight spicy character. Medium body. Pretty damn good. A little on the sweet side for my taste but the flavor is heart warming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (239) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2014/2015. Clear medium amber pour with a nice dark ruby cast. Exceptional massive head, lacing and retention. Nice nose of caramel malt, a bit of biscuit and a classic mineral note. Slightly above light medium body with a smooth texture. Excellent carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The crisp, well constructed, flavor profile is intense, balanced and complex. It begins with toasty biscuit that flows to caramel sweetness. The middle effervesces nicely into a Goldings flavored medium bitterness over a distinct mineral note. The crisp finish effervesces nicely into a somewhat dry slow fade that leaves you with a nice bit of bitter hop flavor over a biscuit sweetness with hints of citrus and dark fruit. As everything fades away, the mineral note dominates over a slight pepper like note of spice.


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