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

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RATINGS: 1709   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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3.9
williamherbert (1544) - 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 doesn’t seem to be in the aroma. There is a tad of black licorice in the finish. It’s all perfectly pleasant. Feel is ashy and creamy.

3.1
melush (3964) - SPAIN - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle 55cl / Botella 55cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, slightly bitter and watery / Malta, ligeramente amargo y aguado.

3.2
AnG_BrgNor (700) - 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
kassner (1657) - 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

3.2
trapped (3096) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Clear dark amber with normal sized foamy beige head, malty aroma, high carbonation, slightly sweet caramel taste, smooth body, medium caramel finish. Nice and smooth.

3.4
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2016
Cervesa on destaquen els tocs a caramel tant en boca com en aroma, molt correcte. Cerveza dónde destacan los toques a caramelo tanto en boca como en aroma, muy correcta.

3.3
Larry_Duffman (527) - - JAN 20, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a light copper color with a nice off-white head and good lacing. The aroma is fruit, toffee, and bread. The taste is toffee, slightly tart fruit, and bread. It was pretty smooth. This was pretty tasty. It relies less on spice than most winter beers.

3.5
DwarfeD (3450) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2016
500ml bottle at home. Reddish dark amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, malts, peers, spices and herbs. Nice English ale.

4
NallePalle (629) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle, 550 ml, Trader Joe’s, Ft Lauderdale FL. Season 2015/2016. Pleasant ale, well balanced, typically malty and not too much caramel in aroma. Nice finish.

2.8
Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle to pint glass. Mostly clear amber color with a thick white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is very malty. Some toffee and mild hints of holiday spices as well. Kind of sour in the aftertaste. Not bad but not great.


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