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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: 1655   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Good beer. Nice malt charcter out weighs the hop taste but it is a nice caramel nutty taste.


3.2
amikhaylov (34) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 23, 2017
Nice bitter - floral hops in aroma, some bitterness in taste. It smells like classic English ale and feels like it. Nice

3.3
Rune (12803) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 19, 2017
Half-pint at Angel Inn. Clear golden-brown, filmy layer blanketing the glass. Floral hops on the nose with malty sweetness beneath. Nicely blended taste of apricot, citrus and caramel. Ends with moments of leafy hop bitterness. Clean and rounded finish. Likable. (Leeds 04.07.2017).

3.9
rcasta (864) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 16, 2017
las de sam smith normalmente son muy buenas cervezas, llenas de sabor y cuerpo; esta no es excepcion

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nybol (2201) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2017
En god maltsødme der går ove i en finbalanceret humleeftersmag..............

3.7
Milter (950) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2017
God bitter øl. Dejlig frisk smag. Rimelig fyldig, med god aroma. Kedeligt udseende.

3.3
La sentinelle (42) - Jinan, CHINA - JUN 26, 2017
风格:Strong Bitter 酒精度:5.0%vol &

3.7
ludos68 (56) - - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2017 Colore ambrato con cappello di schiuma bianco non molto persistente. Aroma erbaceo, lievemente floreale e caramello. In bocca domina l’amaro, elegante e non aggressivo, tutto su una base di malto e caramello che si contrappone al luppolo senza toglierne il dominio.

3.8
danielst (405) - AUSTRIA - JUN 12, 2017
50cl (?) bottle. Copper color. Yeasty and earthy aroma. Rich spice and malt flavor, a bit metallic. This rocks.

3.8
LazyPyro (1214) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2017
550ml bottle. Clear amber colour with a one-two finger off-white head. Aroma: malty, biscuity, toffee, caramel. Taste: sweet biscuity malts, caramel, toffee, fruity, hint of citrus, quite well balanced, light hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, carbonation is soft-medium, extremely smooth mouthfeel very easy drinking. Classic traditional English IPAs are not my thing but I enjoyed this one, great example of the style.

3.5
ArtificialCyst (1193) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle from Elysium. Aroma: Bread, toast, fruit, grain, toffee, caramel, diacetyl. Appearance: Clear golden body, mediumly dense head, quickly collapses. Taste: Toffee, caramel, diacetyl, light spicy bitterness, bread, light fruit. Palate: Semi-dry finish, medium body, low carbonation.


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