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


on tap

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RATINGS: 190   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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Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - 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--it’s truly an amazing experience sitting out there with the horses and all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

imraky (1) - LEIGHTON BUZZARD, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
A beer with a beautiful colour and a smooth head. It has a full flavour with that bit of extra depth that oak casks give. Drank three pints in the Chandos in central London last night and really enjoyed it.

raul (11) - ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2007
One of the great drinking travesties is that the dross brewed at Tadcasters other Smiths goes global whilst this little gem stays at home. Proper session bitter that tastes just as nice at 11pm as it did at 7. SAm Smiths pubs are pretty much a love em or hate em experience, but they can never be accused of putting branding ahead of brewing.

sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
Completely traditional bitter, easily one of my favourite beers. Classic of the style, but very old fashioned and understandable why some people might not like it. Incredible value for it’s cheap price.

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.

carbuncle (1) - WALES - AUG 11, 2003 does not count
Sam smiths is known round our way as producing cracking ale at dirt cheap prices (<£1.30), and if the landlord is up to his job, their bitter is a good "quantity" beer - forget what it tastes like after a half, it's good for a serious session without being sickly or gassey. I went to tadcaster on a brewery trip from my local, and it was markedly better out there to be honest, though if the pub doesn't shift enough it can be a bit iffy, but get it at a good pub and you'll be a regular. Blathered for <15 quid, no hiccups on a good bitter! it does lack a bit of an edge for perfection though. I've read all the other reviews, and don't always recognise the fella, but "dull" would maybe sum it up IMO.

TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2005
Pint pulled at The Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street (London), a milky white that settles to an orange body with a full creamy head. A floral aroma with hints of citrus. Citrus strong again in the flavour (oranges I think) with further hints of melon. Very smooth on the palate with a slight bitterness left on the tongue.

ralphdot (1090) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2009
In the Kings Arms, York, dark amber and a good head, fruity aroma, very nice bitter taste, good beer.

realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
When cost is taken into consideration, this is my choice bitter. Clean, complex for a bitter, and yet everything a bitter should be.

Slowdave (4) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
So cheap, so tasty. Always a reliable session bitter I can enjoy while my wallet remains roughly the same weight.

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