Samuel Smith's Tadcaster Bitter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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4.43/5 rDev +13.6%
A: A clear and brilliant light golden amber color.
S: Lightly fragrant floral malt with hints of sweet sugar candy. Nice hop character.
M/T: Lightly sweet and tart upfront mouthfeel with a very minute sour tingle at the tip of the tongue. Solid malty center leading up to a rewardingly flashy crisp follow through. An evenly bitter feel throughout. Complex and delicious.
D: At a 3.8 abv with that complex and full of a flavor, I think this is an excellent session beer...It paired amazingly with a Japanese style paella, harmonizing with the salty sea weed flavors of the dish and refreshing my palate after every drink.
07-26-2010 16:42:16 | More by albertjr21
4.18/5 rDev +7.2%
I poured this one from a 550ml bottle into a mug. The beer is copper colored and clear. The head was tan and fluffy but was gone all too soon and left no lacing to remember it by.
The smells are grainy and slightly floral. Nice balance.
I taste beer there is a bit of sweetness and a tangy bite. Nothing overwhelming, but that seems appropriate.
Tis beer has a light body and clean, nearly neutral finish.
Super-drinkable is my estimation of this true session star.
03-07-2010 01:07:40 | More by meeekyh
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
A dark yellow to a light orange beer with a fairly short lived off-white head. Not clear.
Smells of apricot, apples, pineapple with a soft hint of malt and a bit of spice that shines through.
Crisp mix of citrus and a floral touch. Strong taste up front that fades as the malt comes in going into a pleasant middle and aftertaste.
Pretty mild and fairly thick considering the color.
Goes down pretty easily with a good flavor. Not a bad brew.
01-07-2009 21:53:22 | More by TheBear11D
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
Nice low ABV brew looks like a good candidate for lunch, so let's give it a whirl. Popping the top yields a nice molasses smell with hints of cinnamon. Pouring into a pint I get a nice cloudy brownish yellow with a creamy off white head. Taste is much like that to be expected for an English ale. Sweet malts well balanced with a lightly bitter hoppiness. The mouthfeel is spot on, however not super robust but for the ABV that should be expected. The aftertaste is delightful with a fading bitter sweetness that encourages another sip. This is the king of session brews by far. Drinkability with this ABV is off the scale.
04-16-2010 16:54:14 | More by mooseisloose
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a clear honey color with a fizzy white head. Little bits of lacing here and there but not much. There's is lots of earth tones in the nose. Picking up dirt, grass, hay, wheat. There is also a nice sweet honey smell that finishes with a lemon scent. The taste is of sweet honey and rough grains. It has a pleasant bitter finish. Mouthfeel medium body with clean carbonation. Nice and crisp. I can't believe I hadn't tried this beer sooner. I loved it. This might be a new regular for me.
03-18-2011 22:18:11 | More by depechemode1983
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
$3.49 16.5 oz bottle. I was really excited to try this one. Heard a lot of good stuff from Sam Smith.
A - Pours a clear pale orange. A good amount of carbonation. About an inch thick head with sticky lacing.
S - Sweet aroma. Slight carmel notes with some clove-like spices. I'm getting a little nutty note as well. It's unique.
T - Mildly bitter up front with a wave of faint sweetness throughout. Very refreshing. A little citrusy as well. The finish is full and bready.
O - Bitterness is just right. If this was the only beer in the world, I'd be a very happy man.
I've got Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale just waiting for me in the fridge. Can't wait for the next one.
07-22-2011 22:19:47 | More by StoutishDan
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
Sam Smiths Tadcaster ale is one of unique flavor. It begins with the light red color and a diminishing head (which leaves quite quickly after pouring) and finishes on your tongue with a unexpected sweet flavor. It has overwhelming notes of butterscotch, which was apparent to everyone sharing in the experience with me. However, the butterscotch flavor is not overwhelming, just highly noticeable/unquestionable.
I would say that this beer is one to try without a doubt, just make sure you get it for the right price.
06-30-2010 03:14:43 | More by PanicUnited
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
Hah! only 3.8% really? Good bitter!
smells ciderish, light opaque, sharp golden enjoyable color. Butter malt fruit hop mix that fades through as the malt pass, pleasant aftertaste. mild hop bitterness, overall good, just a bit surprised that its only 3.8 in alcohol.
12-12-2009 22:19:09 | More by randawakes
4.03/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured a dark golden with a minimal top. It smelled of mango and other fruits. Went down smooth with no after taste.
Not bad, but could include a few more hops to round out the beer. I would recommend even without.
It was very good between 45 and 55 degrees.
05-04-2007 04:24:45 | More by cdrogers
Samuel Smith's Tadcaster Bitter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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