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Samuel Smith's Tadcaster Bitter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

Samuel Smith's Tadcaster BitterSamuel Smith's Tadcaster Bitter

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very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.28%

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 04-27-2004)
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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a - The pour is nice with a 1 finger head that has a medium retention. The beer itself is very hazy and wheat like with an orange/lt. brown tint.

s - There are sweet notes, faint caremel, maple hints. Smell is actually quite faint. MAybe I am just plugged up.

t - actually quite mellow, a bit of a molasses with hints of smoke. Similar to New Belgiums 1554 if not a bit more subdued.

m - minimal carbonation, a bit soupy, not bitter enough for my taste(when looking for a bitter), when I think bitter I think hop bitter

d - this is a decent brew but I don't think I would session it often.

A decent brew, Def. not the class of the Sam Smith brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 09:36:03 | More by nicdub
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2.95/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: yellow with a honey gold color. Great head with a mix of small and medium bubbles. Some lacing.

Smell. Astringent liquor notes. With heavy yeasty notes. Some roasted caramel malts. It has a sour quality. The hops really get overshadowed.

Taste: Sweet tea like quality with powerful honey texture. It feels heavy in my throat. Astringent finish. Lots of odd unmatched flavors. Lacks balance. The hops are bland. I think the use of well water gives it a mineral taste.

Mouthfeel: heavy bodied. Sour finish.

Drinkability: drinkable but probably better paired with a steak dinner.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2011 04:14:01 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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Samuel Smith's Tadcaster Bitter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.