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


on tap

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RATINGS: 193   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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fonefan (51645) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Cask (handpump) @ Chandos, London. Clear amber body with a creamy small off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, spiced apple, some herbal, light wood. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/herbal, apple, some caramel, with a bit of wood in the finish. Easy to drink.

Ungstrup (38597) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
[Cask at The Cock, London] A slightly hazy orange beer served thru a sparkler to give it some off-white head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel. The flavo ris sweet malty with quite a lot of fruit and toffee, leading to a lightly bitter end. The mouthfeel is very smooth. A solid bitter.

anders37 (27265) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2016
Cask @ Cittie of Yorke, Holborn WC1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

cgarvieuk (26099) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Cask at boot inn... Copper... Small tan head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.... Soft sweet toffee malts.. Creamy caramel toffee fruit... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Juicy sweet malts.. Soft easy inoffensive

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
15th January 2013
Wooden cask at the lovely old Anchor Tap - Tower Bridge. Almost clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Softish and semi dry palate. Nice mouthfeel. Good tangy dried fruits with a pleasant hint of sourness. Semi dry finish with super mild bitterness. Nice bitter! Seems to be rounded off and very drinkable.

Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
Tap at Bricklayers Arms. Pours a clear honey hue with a thick, creamy white head. Some grassy hops dominate the aroma, with bready malts lurking. Flavor is sweet with caramel, toffee and light apple, then some understated hops with mild pine and citrus. Medium in body with fine carbonation. Very creamy. Finishes well-balanced with sweet maltiness and caramel, then some lingering bitterness. Very good.

fiulijn (21470) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
Cask Conditioned at Duke of Argyll, London
Amber color, persistent creamy head. Light toffee aroma and toffee flavor. Balanced Bitter, refreshing but unassertive.

Theydon_Bois (20926) - 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!

harrisoni (19423) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2007
Cask handpull at Cittie of Yorke, Chancery Lane. Amber with lasting thin beige head. Caramel aroma, no real yeast or hop on aroma. It’s ok in mouth but a bit thin. Bit bland overall. Drinkable. "It’s better when it comes in the mouth than when you swallow," as my Danish companion said. Not as good as I remember but also not terrible. It’s a bitter, some malty fruit towards the finish. Some drying hop on end.

Oakes (19045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 Very fruity, hints of wood in the finish. Refreshing, with a subtlely complex malt character. Supremely sessionable. The wood adds an extra dimension - some tannins in particular - that elevates this beer.

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