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


on tap

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Filtered and pasteurised and served under pressure from a keg only.
Originally known as Sovereign Best Bitter

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fonefan (51105) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Cask (handpump) @ Sea Horse, York. Copper in colour, nice frothy head with good lacing, hoppy fruity (apples?) taste, nice but short aftertaste.

Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Served on nitro. An orange beer with a thick white head. The aroma is very lightly fruity and malty - due to the nitrogen head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a dry bitter end. The mouthfeel is very smooth. I’m not a fan of nitro.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2009
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 Draft @ Anchor Tap, Bermondsey SE1. Pours a clear pale amber color with a creamy white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish fruity and malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Keg at the constitution.. Golden amber.. Small white head. Dry floral fruit nose.. Light funk orange fruits

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2014
2nd June 2014
Cittie Of Yorke. Keg. Almost clear gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and crisp. Light malts. Mellow bitter hops, touch of ripe fruits but mostly just mild bitterness. Light finish. If you were blindfold you would likely think this a brown bitter.

Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2010
Cask at Bricklayers Arms. Pours a clear, honey hue with a thick, creamy white head. Malty aroma and very, very doughy, with some light florals. Sweet flavor with more bread and dough, along with biscuite followed by some light, earthy bitterness in Phase II. Medium in body with fine, extremely smooth and creamy carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet with some lingering dough and faint bitters. I really liked it.

chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2004
Finally, the last of Sam Smiths fizz offerings at the culmination of the RB London Christmas pub crawl and Joeh has successfully prevailed on us to try every thing on offer. This one is a keg bitter. One look and sniff immediately transports me back to the bad days of the 70s when beer such as this was taking over all draught ale sales. Metallic, ashy and cardboardy. Although overall, it was drinkable and not that offensive. But I won’t be drinking it again.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
<i>Cask Conditioned at Duke of Argyll, London</i>
Light amber hazy color; thin creamy head. Light hop aroma. Simple Bitter, with some caramel, light flavors, light ashes. Correct bitterness. Too light, but not bad.

harrisoni (19336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
Keg at Anchor Tap, Southwark. Copper coloured with thick creamy head. Some hoppy aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, a little light on the flavours.Finish has a bit of tangy hop, some caramel. Inoffensive

rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2011
Draught at Princess Louise, London. Golden beer with a nicre steady creamy offwhite head. Quitediscreet malty aroma. Hoppy grassy bitter flavor, metal notes. Nice lacing.

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