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: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (1792) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Cask at the Cittie of Yorke, High Holborn, London. Pours an attractive clear copper colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, slightly nutty. Medium sweetness and bitterness. Quite light bodied, soft carbonation. A very average bitter, was hoping for better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (4309) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Draft at the Princess Louise. Clear, light amber with creamy head. Malty aroma and taste, Just a hint of sourness. Nice consistency, but a bit let down. Was hoping for better.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antzrhere (127) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
On tap at Samuel Smiths two pubs in Blackpool. Pours tan to brown. Taste of oak, malt, caramel and maybe a touch of vanilla. A good mouth feel. While a very typical Yorkshire bitter this is an exceptionally rounded beer with a great balance of bitterness to balance the malt sweetness. Probably one of o Sam Smiths best

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (548) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Dark amber, cask poured so low carbonation and cool/room temperature. Malty, caramel. Bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel and the finish was a bit astringent which highlighted the hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (24478) - Malm, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7140) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3540) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
Cask @ The Chandos. Amber with a creamy off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Medium to light body with a nice bitter/ woody finish.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3060) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
Draught at The Duke of Argyll, London. Somewhat hazy dark orange with a small white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle bitter tones. Caramel, malts and hops. Refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Cask at Boot Inn, Chester. Pours chestnut with an off white head. Some nut, smooth touch of sour. Probably on the turn.


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