Samuel Smiths Light Ale


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Formerly brewed at Samuel Smith
Style: Bitter
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 1.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
Pasteurised and bottled.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Rune (12264) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
Half on keg. Very dark coloured. No head. Watered impression of malt in aroma and taste. Insipid and dull (Cittie of Yorke, Holborn 20.09.2006).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - JAN 24, 2006
Caramel nose, dark amber color. Wouldnít think this is so light given itís color. No head (from bottle). Sweet, honey tastes with some toffee. Low bitter. Really boring and not so good. We had fun at Princess Loiuse with Joe, Silk, Chrissy, Spiesy, and Chris_o

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2005
Bottled, at the Princess Loiuse, Holborn, London.
I think it would be better to talk about the company rather then the beer. Joe, Silk, Chrissy, Yoggie, Pivo, Chris_o, it was a bit of a laugh the last Sunday Joe was in London which force my arm to come out for the celebrity drink

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
The Sam Smiths fizz-fest continues with the bottled light ale. I canít rate it as lowly as some of my companions as it didnít look too unpleasant and (although it was really nasty from the aroma onwards) and I am loath to mark this as the worst beer I could ever taste. However, the ashtray and slops flavour must be pretty unique. Bottled at the Brewery Tap (that is, the old Courage Brewery tap, not Sam Smiths brewery tap).

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
Ashtray, slop box and barmat rubber aroma. Amber with a white head. Horrible, what I would imagine a wrung-out barmat to taste like. Thin bodied too. Shit. Gets 2 overall points for looking like beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2004
Bottle at the Anchor Tap, Tower Bridge, London
Absolutely the worst beer ever made. This has the most objectional aroma you might imagine, incredibly stale. The flavour is no better, vomit inducing. This really is the worst thing I have ever tasted.
Sampled on the Ratebeer London Meetup & Pub Crawl, December 2004. With Silktork, Chris_o & Kook

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
SilkTork (5711) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2006 Dec, 2004:Bottle @ Anchor Tap, Tower Bridge. 6 months within date yet smells very stale. Smells, in fact, quite revolting. Thereís a surprising rich heady bad alcohol and foul stale hopness about this which is unbelievably bad. Laughably, pass it around the table and gasp in astonishment at how bad a beer can smell, bad. I mean, really bad. The taste is light apple and cardboard. Carbonated crap. Really. I did start to tot up some points for this, but really this beer is so foul it deserves no points at all. [0.5]
Feb, 2005:Bottle @ Princess Loiuse, Holborn. Cardboard and raisin notes. Aggressive fizz. Foggy and soggy. Unpleasant. Not as bad as when experienced at the Anchor Tap - but still not nice. [1.7]
March, 2006 Bottle at The Anchor, St Giles. Stale tasting samll bitter. Less carbonation than most light ales, and darker, maltier and hoppier. Clearly a watered down beer, than purposely brewed. The taste is foul. Yugh. [0.9]

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