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: 187   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4002) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Aroma: banana?, straw, light grain malts. Appearance: slightly hazy amber, small, creamy white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: light body, citrus fruits, light acid, some lacto, average-long duration. Overall: quite a nice Bitter, impressive complexity given the low ABV! Pint at the Windsor Castle, Westminster.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (1156) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Very cheap Sam Smiths pubs in the UK under 2 for a pint looks perfect in the glass lovely head and nice rings down the glass as you drink it served wat to cold seems nto be the same at all smiths pubs dont know why a dependable session ale if a trifle bland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1150) - 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.

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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5758) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Handpumped @ Ye Olde Cheschire Cheese (Greater London). Slightly hazy amber with a medium mostly lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of caramel, mineral presence and fruity notes, but theres a little something off that I cant recognize. Taste is also of caramel, fruity notes and mineral presence with a very light bitterness along with, again, something off that I cant recognize. Its really subtle, but it doesnt take much to hinder low abv beer like a Bitter. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Easily drinkable and tasty, but far from the best Bitter because theres a little something off and its also a tad bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VRobertovich (39) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
Clear amber beer, low carbonation, with a small, foamy, off-white head. Refreshingly light-medium bodied. Simple, yet pleasant caramel malts, with a touch of apple and herbs, and a mild, citrus hop. Simple, but well balanced, and very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13839) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Cask - Malty caramel with a light nutty bitterness. Clear copper with a creamy white head. Light toffee and nuts, slight sourness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (6083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2014
On cask at the Swan and Cygnets in Durham. Appearance - golden amber with a decent head. Nose - very elusive but some toffee in there. Taste - gentle toffee and sweet malt notes. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - a solid and very drinkable bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7405) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
August 2016 - Cask HP at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet St. As Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter, 4.0%, from oak cask. Translucent dark orange, still, dense creamy white head leaves thick lacing. Aroma is breadstick, some tart fruits. Body is fairly light, soft carbonation. Taste is bready, does have a light drying oaky dimension. Interesting, with some unique character from the oak. (3.2)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
Cask Pint at The Princess Louise, Holborn, London in Sept 2010 - Amber. Good Condition. Fruity; citrus orange. Malty; toasty malts, toffee. Hoppy; some grassy hops. Good fruit/malt/hop balance. Sweet fruity malty throughout. Very drinkable. Very sessionable. (2010-09)


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