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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kvnstfrd (32) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Poured a deep golden color with a white, foamy head. Aromas of English malts, cereal grains and spicy hops. Sweet, ripe, dark fruits up front with more citrus-like flavors coming through later. Bitter finish, but not too dry. Carbonation just right. Hops are bitter, but not piney like a typical American IPA. Very complex. Style categories at this site need to be corrected. This ale doesn’t fit the ESB style, and wasn’t intended to.

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

Rune (12814) - 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).

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

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

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

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

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.

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

LazyPyro (1217) - 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.

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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