overall
45
48
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Mild Ale
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered, pasteurised and kegged. Reduced to 2.8% in 2012. Had previously been brewed at various strengths ranging from 3.0% to 3.7%. Dates and details of ABV changes unknown.

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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
imdownthepub (14223) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2017
Keg at The Olde Murenger House, Newport, Gwent, Wales. Dark brown with cream head. Pretty thin, malty beer with a toffeed character. Boiled vegetable notes. Not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (2526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Pint in the newly renovated Fitzroy Tavern and its looking really nice now. Colour is opaque very dark brown, with a thin off white head. Nose is caramel, sweetness, little chocolate, roasted dark malts, little nutty. Taste is caramel forward, sweet, subtle roasted malts and some chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6249) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2015
Very dark brown colour with thin creamy head. Aroma has some roasted dark malts. Body is a bit light but its very flavoursome for the low abv.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (8481) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
On tap at the King William ALehouse, Bristol 20/11/2015. Dark brown with a creamy, beige, head. Sweetish malts, with some caramel, touch of fruit and hint of roastiness in the finish. Good, easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Keg at the Tivoli, Morecambe. Pours clear nut brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas are nutty, caramel. Taste is more of the same. Sweet finish. Decent for the strength.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12504) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Cask at the Cramond Inn. Pours black, nose is roasty, chocolate, taste is similar, nutty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4597) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog, and tried at the Sam Smith pub in Lincoln. dark ruby colour with a tan head. Aroma is very light, taste is a touch thin with malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (4643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 27, 2014
Cask at the Old Cheshire Cheese, London, November 2014. Black and slightly clear. Smoked salmon, slightly smoky aroma, roasty, mildly bitter, a little chocolate in the mouth. No carbonation, light body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (6371) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Keg at the Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street. A deep purple brown pour with a nitro-style creamy beige head; some chocolate malt on the nose; smooth and creamy in the mouth with a biscuity taste and some red fruit; and a dry, lactic, finish. A fairly traditional, drinkable, mild.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Keg at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Short review at social. Dark ruby with a big creamy head (looks nitro-kegged). Aroma - very mild, slightly ashy. Body is light, touch of carbonation. Taste is thin, malty, ashy.


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