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


on tap

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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2015
Red brown colour, firm off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, light hops, sour hint. Malty flavour, light hops, quite sweet. Sweet malty finish, light nutty.
(from draught -cask- @ Princess Louise, RBESG 2014, London)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (1217) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 27, 2015
Cask at the Cock, Great Portland Street. Pours slightly hazy Amber brown with a white head. Fruity aroma, sweet finish. Maybe not at its best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (7338) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
Appearance: hazed deep nutty color with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Bready, nutty and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Balanced fruity, bready, mild oak and some toffee.
Overall impression: probably one of the BEST traditional British Bitter I have ever tasted. Lovely session ale.
Personal stats: On ta at Olde Cheshire Cheese (Sam Smiths) (Fleet Street) in London, England

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4810) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2015
Old Brewery Bitter served out of oak casks @ Cittie of York Beautiful Amber/orange-copper color with a thick off-white head, lovely malty aroma of caramel & biscuit with mild oak notes. Smooth as silk and the taste is oak, caramel, tabacco, citrusy orange - seriously delicious. Wonderfully complex 4% beer. Best bitter Ive ever head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (9810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Cask at the Golden Ball, Scarborough. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of toffee, faint wood notes, faint vinegar. Taste is more of the same. Good value, I suppose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (10360) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Cask at the angel. Light hazed orange amber coloured pour with a lasting creamy off white head. Aroma is slightly off, tart apple, toffee and and caramel. Flavour is composed of nutty, caramel malts, bit of wood varnish, vanilla. Little toffee apple. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation. Little grainy. Decent enough, maybe not in the best shape.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2412) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours two fingers of head on a hazy dark straw body. The aroma is wood and vinegar (not as bad as it sounds). The taste is mild sweetness with a stronger wood flavor. The texture is smooth with low carbonation. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Cask at Colpitts Hotel, Durham, England. Excellent value at 1.80 reflects Sam Smiths ethos. Looks great after clearing, (slightly too) thick creamy head gives way to very easy drinking body. Early bitterness counterpointed by sweet aftertaste with smoky toffee notes. Very smooth mouthfeel. A very decent session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1109) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2015
Hand pull at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Toasty malt nose. Bronze beer with thin solid white head. Thin but creamy texture. Zero carbonation. Aftertaste is more toasty malt plus late toffee. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Cask at princess Louise. Takes a while to settle. Settles to a dark gold with a thick creamy, cream coloured head. aroma is malty and hoppy but also wet hay and paper. Smooth malty taste. Head is a bit chewy at first. Easy drinking.

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