overall
45
86
style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Bitter
Tadcaster, England
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Sam Smith's only cask ale. Usually served through a "sparkler".
Was 3.8%

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Cask at Sam Smiths The Cock Tavern, London. Pours an amber colour with a creamy white head. Aroma is subtle with a light maltiness. Light to medium body, mild carbonation. Sweet caramel ice cream, cakey. OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (18427) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Cask at the Windsor Castle, Wesminster, 31/10/13. Clear copper golden with a moderate light beige covering, good lacing ensues. Nose is thin - light fruit notes, hint of toffee, grain. Taste comprises toffee, light malt bill, touch of darker fruit, bread dough. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitter notes in the finish. So so bitter, not unpleasant, just lacks any depth - done on the cheap which is probably why it is relatively speaking!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EddieChave (13) - - OCT 28, 2013
Pours copper, tight head. Grain, biscuit, toffee nose. Taste slightly bitter, caramel, malty, biscuit - it's alright

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (884) - ISRAEL - AUG 13, 2013
Clear copper with creamy head. Aroma of caramel and toast. Taste of roast, toast, and caramel. Nice bitter

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjsint (2749) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Mid to dark brown. A bit cloudy. Taste is malty and astringent. Slightly musty. An old-fashioned English bitter. Good, not great.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Had at the brewery tap Angel and White Horse (brewery tap in Tadcaster). From their own-made wooden barrel. The aroma and flavors are essential beer, beer in its prototype, worty and luscious, clean, woody, and sexy. Why and how its ratings so low I do not understand! Update: had it in Durham. The beer is just as fab but not as fresh as the brewery. So do yourself a favor and drink this from the font--its truly an amazing experience sitting out there with the horses and all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2014 #3 - A chest-nutty, and slightly fruity bitter. It is very refreshing, perfect bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
salvaticas (639) - - MAY 25, 2013
Nothing special. Dark but little bitterness and no aroma. Nice and mild at least. Went for a jog after this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6918) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2013
Draught at Princess Louise Deep golden with a creamy, white head. Very light, slightly sourish aroma from oak and toffee. A bit acidic n the flavour. Grassy hops, but overall disappointingly bland. Light bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1724) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
Tasted 23/4/2013 draught "Princess Louise", High Holburn, London. Poured as a glass full of bubbles that took some time to settle to a medium gold amber colour with a thin white bubble head that didnt lace. Aroma faintly of sweet malt. Taste of sweet malt but no real bitterness. Light to medium body. Smooth and soft with not much flavour. Easy drinking.


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