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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1706   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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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
n1940 (66) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coreyc1221 (318) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krumbum (1097) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wombat23 (1076) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
matzou (147) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (754) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmctaster (85) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Orange color with a white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is citrus and toffee sweetness. Heavy spice and different from last years recipe

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (436) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2016
It pours copper with ruby highlights; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: raisins, clove, toast, and molasses. The taste is lightly sweet, that finishes lightly bitter. The palate has a medium-light body, with light carbonation; the finish is short. Overall, it was cheap - that is all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hanoi (905) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2016
Bottle. Nose is malty, fruity, hint of spice very appealing. Taste is sweet malts, fruit, red berry, caramel, light hops in the short finish. Very faint ash, in the body with a touch of spice. Its a decent beer but not one Id rush to get again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Big bottle from World Market - Washington DC. Dark amber body with thin head. Nose is malty, caramel, spices. Taste is malts, caramel, spices, dark fruits. Very prickly texture. Warming and plummy finish. Quite nice.


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