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96
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised bottles only.
"Samuel Smith's India Ale is characterized by the colour of a golden sunset, a refined maltiness and an emphasis on the aroma and flavour from Britain's best hop gardens."

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BIGJOHNO123 (24) - Lancashire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Really enjoyed this. Dark gold, almost amber in colour with a full, off-white head. Rich, aromas of malts and vanilla. Slightly woody. Taste is full with vanilla and wood, Other flavours of toffee, treacle, butterscotch gives it lots of character. Almost no carbonation make the beer very smooth and long lasting. Slight bitterness on the finish. Overall a realty enjoyable beer. So much flavour.

2.7
VamboladeTolly (2178) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours clear amber with small yellowish head. Aroma: malty, caramel, hay, year old cow shit. Taste: sweet, caramel, malty, hay, weak toffee, metallic notes. Thin + body. Dry. Sweet finish. Not for me.

3.4
tampierre (1419) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2016
Bottled, Cesky Brod-Liblice, CZ, Malt,wood,some caramel and floral aroma, Clear golden to amber color, bigger creamy lacing head, Sweeter taste, longer bitter finish, Medium body, Soft carbon, Pretty good.

2.6
tomer (3736) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 25, 2016
At a tasting, thanks Hippoman,stable creamy slightly dense head, clear deep yellow color with orange taints, malty bready aroma, with some honey in the back, light fruity bready flavor, light and touch harsh bitterness. Quite drinkable but not too interesting.

3.1
Blankside (55) - Žilina, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2016
Bottle. Golden to amber colour with white head. Aroma of bread malt, caramel and herbs hops, . Taste light to medium bitter and lightly sweet. Medium body with sticky texture, soft carbonation with easy honey and caramel finish.

3.4
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2016
"Samuel Smith’s India Ale is characterized by the colour of a golden sunset, a refined maltiness and an emphasis on the aroma and flavour from Britain’s best hop gardens."

3.3
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 12, 2016
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of hops, grass, hay and bitter. A flavor of grass, bitter, hops, bread and malt.

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3.9
Tranquillity (2507) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Bottled. Hazy orange and golden body. The head is thick and foamy, white. The aroma is raisins, malt, some flowers. The taste is very flavorful and multi-dimensional. The finish has a lively smooth set of hops.

3.6
agent_persik (779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 8, 2016
Clean amber child, medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grassy hops, biscuit, fruity and floral notes. Dry lightly set taste with mildly bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Decent English ale, quite drinkable.

3.3
wiedrzensky (950) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours is light amber with very thick white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, herbal. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet, catamel malty notes. Light to medium body, slick to sticky texture, long bitter finish.


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