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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tripledbrew, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Steinberger, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Shakerman, Aug 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Berg0804, Aug 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

boomer3, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

wilkinswesley, Jun 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

TedSneakman, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

JxExM, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of gskitt
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This bitter pours a some what hazy pale or dull orange, little or no head to speak of. Scent is yeasty and musty, a bit floral, lemony. Taste is more malty than yeasty but with same mustiness, and thats not a bad thing. Taste has some caramel notes in there as well. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Overall, a decent bitter. This beer needs to warm a bit.

gskitt, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

MrVonzipper, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

djrn2, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

seyekuhdelik, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

dvanhandel, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of srandycarter
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pretty, somewhat cloudy wheat, stark white head, leaves to disk and lots of lace.

S - Light malt, grain. Pretty 'clean' smelling.

T - About the same for the taste. Nothing over the top here. Just nice standard, clean ale.

M - Light body, good carb, light balance of hop to malt.

D - Very, very easy to drink. Not overpowering and I cannot believe ANY beer can taste this good at this ABV.

srandycarter, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of StoutishDan
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$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.

StoutishDan, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of stercomm
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 550ML bottle.

A - Light golden honey in color, got a decent white head about 2 fingers, receded quickly, nice lacing on the glass.

S - Notes of citrus and maybe a little floral, malt is there but very subdued, almost slate like.

T - Dry malt and some citrus come through almost no hops to speak of, a nicely balanced beer, little hint of sweetnes on the after taste.

M - Light bodied, mild carbonation.

D - Is very drinkable, good starter beer to ween your friends off of the mass market beers.

stercomm, Jun 19, 2011
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 550 ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden yellow, with a frothy sticky white 1/2" head that leaves lacing behind as it reduces.

Has a honey malt aroma, slightly citric, with floral undertones.

Smooth, with tastes of honey, orange, and sweet malt. Quite uncomplicated, this beer finishes with a touch of bitter hop.

Creamy sweet start, malty middle, and a slightly dry finish. Very easy drinking, with a medium to light body.

A pleasant, easy drinking beer. Sam Smith certainly brews a solid beer, no matter what the style.

TheHoppiest, May 30, 2011
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3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Relatively clear beer with just a hint of haze to it. I'll write about the head first because it doesn't look like it's going to last very long. It's white and fizzy, rising a quarter inch off the beer and then fading to an island wad of spit bubbles floating around. The beer itself is the color of honey with thin streams of bubbles moving through it.

Nose is subtly fruity leaning towards... apricots if I'm not mistaken. Behind them is a light mix of white peach and malts. Not bad and surely appropriate for the style. Not much in the way of hops.

Taste is similar to the nose with some sun ripened light flavored fruits mixed with a soft malt backbone. The beer is sweet but mild with a nice personality for such a simple brew. Tasty but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with a simple carbonation. The finish has a slightly thick feel to it kind of like the aftertaste of syrup. No sign of any booziness. I know that the style is easy going but I find myself bored after half a glass. I guess session beers like this are somewhat lost on hop heads like me. A good brew but I wouldn't waste more time on it. Life is to short to drink simple, just ok beer.

jbphoto88, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of depechemode1983
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

depechemode1983, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Jan 18, 2011
Samuel Smith's Tadcaster Bitter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
87 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.