zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [bottle - Great European Beerfest 8, Sharp Edge Tavern - East Liberty, PA] Poured a deep orangy/copper color with a thin tan head. Nice aroma, lots of sweet malts balanced well with hops and a slight nutty hint. Smooth and balanced flavor of malts and hops with a nice smooth and creamy finish. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
Bottle. Deep orange and clear with a tan head. Fruity and nutty aroma with hops. Nice beer. Enjoyable. MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
660 ml bottle. Deep orange and clear. Slight tannish head. Aroma is fruity and nutty with a hint of hops. Flavor is more malty than bitter. I get some carmel woody notes underneath as well. Could use a bit more character, but otherwise OK. lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2004
Light ambercolored beer with a nice appearance.Fine aroma’s off sweet malts and a fine touch off roasted nuts.This beer has a fine round taste off nicely roasted malts underbuild with a good dosis off fine hops.In the end it is drying out a little. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 A dark brown (not pale!) beerwith a fruity aroma. The taste is bitter with a hint of caramel but also some off-putting metallic notes. Drinkable.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Smells slightly metallic with a sweet malty backbone. Smooth on the palate. Nice amber/honey color. Taste consists of loads and loads of sweet malt. Clearly an English pale. PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Bottle. Pours a brown/amber, large fluffy smooth white head, which fell to a thin layer. Initial aroma common English Pale/ESB (roasty, nutty, almond,) also slight metallic, light alcohol, and a slight hint of sour to the nose. Flavor very thin, noticeable malt base, metallic bite to the middle, which I did not enjoy, not much hops, nutty. Body thin/medium. Drinkability low/medium. Not all that bad, just something is off. screigh (737) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2004
Poured a thin head that lasted but had no lacing. I thought it was a bit dark for a pal ale. Looked like Newcastle. A bad taste that didn’t sit well in my mouth. I haven’t found a Sam Smith that makes me really want to buy another yet. stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Great pale ale. Nice, smoothness for a pale ale. Too bad I had to drink it out of a plastic cup. I’ll get more soon. It might be my favorite of the English pales. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Some skunk and metallic hops mix with sweet malt in the aroma of this clear copper beverage. Body is somewhat sweet with light caramel and brown sugar flavors. Metallic hops accentuate the malts. Decent, but there isn’t much going on here.