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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: English Strong Ale
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 1701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Each year the label has a different picture.
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, yeast, hops, seaweed finings, carbon dioxide.

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3.4
Echon (535) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2017
Amber. Malty and fruity character with a hint of caramel, and a sweetish taste that finishes dry and moderately bitter. Medium body. Overall, a good strong ale. It is clean and tasty, but also rather simple. I was hoping for something richer.

3.7
josanguapo (1672) - SPAIN - JAN 8, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2017 From Labirratorium. In Ikea?s pint glass. Reading JHTP11 Ch23. Very balanced, with a malty taste (well balanced with bitterness) that surely wont displease anybody but doesnt enthusiasm either. Not much much winterly, wihout spicy notes.

3.3
Piw (1127) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
550ml Flasche. Klar und bernsteinfarben mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Leichte Karamell- und Malznoten. Mild im Antrunk, etwas herb im Abgang.

3.3
ozzatoadisback (172) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2016
Dark amber with some carbonation visible. Average white head, decent persistence and nice lacing. Nutty and caramel malt base, underlying fruity notes and a delicate mineral feel. Taste starts sweet as suggested with caramel and nutty flavours, plus slight fruitiness and spiciness showing up here and there. Finishes slightly on the bitter side with earthy and leafy (tea-like) hops. Overall in good balance and nice but not too bright/vivid. Medium bodied with average carbonation (actually higher than your classic english ale). Enjoyable

3.2
n1940 (133) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2016
550 ml bottle from lcbo. Quiet pour with adequate carbonation and a malty aroma with a spicy undertone. The colour is bright amber with a rich tan head and good lace. The taste starts with a malty smoothness and a hint of spice and a nutty ambience that expands into the middle. The finish is long with a hop dryness emerging to provide a good overall balance. Good mouthfeel.

2.9
coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Cardamom, vanilla, mint and dark malt aroma. Clear, amber color with frothy white head. Nice Samuel Smiths maltiness with a cool mellowing but bland finish.

3.6
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Great sweet nutty aroma. Very thin brown color nice lasting frothy head. Slight woody on a bitter grain, a little rotten apple. A strange apple seed aftertaste.

2.7
wombat23 (1417) - Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Shared 550ml bottle. Pour is clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, bread and caramel. Taste follows nose. Drinkable, but not very exciting.

3.2
matzou (188) - SPAIN - DEC 10, 2016
Bit sick so probably not accurate but malty toasty dry not much spice as expected from winter ale. Drinks well. Ok...

3
darbeer75 (901) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Aroma: dry and malty, roasty; Appearance: clear amber pour with white head that lingers; Taste: very malty with a slightly dry finish; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: not great, but palatable. Would probably not get again.


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