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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.

dlihcsnatas' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlihcsnatas (473) - Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Get at least one bottle every winter for years. kind of suprised I have never rated this one. Anyways, it is a really good brew that is amber in color with a nice head on it that holds for a while then leaves a lace. Aroma and taste is what I would expect from a pale ale with a little less hops. So while it is a plain brew it has become a winter tradition and the bottles look good in the collection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2164) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
2015 2016 version from the Real Ale Store, Newark. Rich Amber colour white head. Lots of fruit. Taste mid sweet nice.

   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 (1447) - 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 (168) - 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 (432) - 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 (1009) - 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 (1134) - 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 (348) - 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 (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is spicy, toffee, fruit, taste is crisp, toffee, light spice.

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