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

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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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (203) - Stow, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2016
550 ml. bottle Aroma:Smells European,not strong. Appearance:Dark amber. Taste:No ingredient stands out in flavor. Palate:Nice smooth beer. No after taste. Overall:Has thicker head. Above average winter ale. Very drinkable. Not overly European tasting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (384) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Pour is a dark blonde almost amber in coloring. Smell is burnt caramel, butter, bread and sweet chocolate. Taste follows, medium coffee and sweet caramel. nice long brown ale after taste

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alomtnez (380) - SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
Clear light brown colour. Sweet malty and slightly spicy aroma. Net and simple acid and bitter taste. Slightly tart acid finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4634) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2016
From 2012 notes. Amber with a bone colored head. Lightly spiced malt. Vague spicing. Similar flavor. At least this is not an over-spiced winter seasonal. A bit disappointing given the typical quality of this famous brewery. Certainly not bad or flawed, but not bold, rich or complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
L_Lovecraft (440) - - MAY 6, 2016
Honey, hoppy, toffee, amber with a creamy white head, medium body, law carbonation, a bit watery, honey, toffee, grass, quietly bitter...not so warming but for me its good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1583) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pretty rustic orange pour w/ a white head & nice lacing. The aroma is quite bland w/ some somewhat sweet malts coming through. The taste is clean & crisp but almost too much. Theres nothing interesting going on here but it is well balanced & easy to drink. Overall, simply boring.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1523) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 11, 2016
2015-16 version. Beautiful, glassy dark orange color. One finger of head. Sugary molasses/toffee malts in the nose. There is a lovely rosehip aroma at the second sniff, with some tart cherry too. Much more complex than I expected from a Sam Smith. That tartness hits the upper register of the nostril. Some toasted nuts. I really love the scent of this one. Flavor is candi sugars, sour cherry. There is a definite saccharine component to the taste that doesnt seem to be in the aroma. There is a tad of black licorice in the finish. Its all perfectly pleasant. Feel is ashy and creamy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (3456) - SPAIN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle 55cl / Botella 55cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, Espaa. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, slightly bitter and watery / Malta, ligeramente amargo y aguado.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnG_BrgNor (626) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2016
Aroma is malty with yeast and some bread. Taste is dominated by malt and its a fine bitterness that "saves" this one for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1605) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle from Whole foods, a lot of sweet wine notes and some subtle hops. dark golden color and frothy head


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