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


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Cask; Regular.
Sam Smith's only cask ale. Usually served through a "sparkler".
Was 3.8%

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Herkybird (21) - YORK, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
This is a mid brown, malty ale with very little hop aroma but a pleasant flavour and full body which is usually very consistent. Add to the fact that it sells for 1.40 a pint in every Sams house around York (Jul 09) and it tastes even better. Good beer, exceptional value. However, it is an acquired taste for some. Beware next morning if you overdo it!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2009
Cask @ The Crown, London. Amber colour, beige dense head. Aroma is malty, bit of caramel. Flavour: toasted malts, vegetable hops. Sweet and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
Cask at the princess louise. Alround rating: Possibly my first ever bitter direct from a wooden cask. Earthy english malts and fleafy bitter hop, a bit unexciting and just like a sessionable chap that i may have had a few thousand of by now.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
Tried on cask at the cittie of yorke. Dispensed via sparkler of course! One of the cheapest pints in london i reckon at 1.88 a pint! bloody good drinking for the price, Light fruity aroma on the nose, nice mouth feel with a dry bitter finish, great lunchtime pint!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Duke of Argyll, London</i>
Amber color, persistent creamy head. Light toffee aroma and toffee flavor. Balanced Bitter, refreshing but unassertive.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Handpulled cask at THe Princess Louise, London. Orange with creamy white head. Good balance of malt and fruit with a very slightly lactic yeastiness. Dry bitter finish. Not a great beer but an excellent session drink which still tastes much as it did 30 years ago, Brilliant value at 1.88 a pint in central London!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2008
Cask conditioned - handpump - Tiger Inn, Haxby North Yorkshire. A copper coloured beer with a Yorkshire white head. A dry aroma with a hint of sulphur. The taste is similar with some fruity notes. An old fashioned beer but perfectly drinkable and always dirt cheap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2008
Cask at various locations and times - certainly not the beer it was 10 years ago. Seems these days to have a permanent haze to it. Usual bitter colour with decent white head. Nothing special in the aroma; mainly malt with slight fruit. Decent body but lacks anything noteworthy with regard to hop or malt. Undistinguished finish and at its worst can leave an unpleasant tang. Higher rating as its cheap as chips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2008
(Cittie of York) Dark coppery colored, medium sized yellow head. Soft aroma with sweet fruits and mild bitterness, lemon also present. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor starts with fruits and apple, ending turns to slightly bitter and fruity. Good beer, still could have richer flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
On tap at the John Snow, Soho, 4th Feb 2008. Medium amber appearance. Aroma is sweet malt with a bit of hops. Stale, uninteresting flavour however and a thin, watery palate rounds off an unsatisfactory pint.

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