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

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002)
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Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

On cask in Stamford. Very smooth. Distinct fruity taste. Hints of oak. Very pleasing

deebo, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Scarta
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Scarta, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

tom10101, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Wobbly, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of FLima
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Amber golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Predominant flowery aroma.
Sweet malty taste with light notes of oxidized apple, toffee and vanilla. Hints of minerals. Dry and mild bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with very low carbonation.
A malty juice. Not really that fun, an average real ale.

FLima, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of spointon
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

spointon, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Josiah2729, Oct 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Johnq1964, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of JohnQVD
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JohnQVD, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank a couple at the Angel and White Horse next to the old Samuel Smith brewery in Tadcaster, which is a really nice pub.

A: Dulled amber with a thin but sustained creamy head.

S: Not a lot.

T: Very mild. The only discernible flavour is mild citrusy lemonade. It's a very chilled out bitter and there's no off flavours.

M: A bit creamy.

O: A lovely daytime beer. Very mild flavour but somewhat satisfying.

Hoppsbabo, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

vinicole, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of dwren89
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: golden amber, nice clarity, foamy off white head

Aroma: not a very strong aroma, slightly earthy

Taste: mild and muted, pale malt biscuity-ness with English hop character. Not very flavorful

Mouthfeel:creamy and medium-light bodied

Overall impression: typical bitter flavor, nothing spectacular. Fairly weak bodied to be honest.

dwren89, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pint in Ad Lib, Glasgow (£3.60):
Toffee brown with a cream, thumb sized head on top that is white and holds pretty well.

Bitter with an earthy malt aroma and some lighter fruit notes along with some caramel and a touch of burnt sugar. There is some apples and a few sweet malts too.

Sweet malts and a very bitter taste kick things off along with a nutty taste and a touch of caramel from the nose. There is a fruity undertone with some bitterness towards the end.

Medium bodied and very cream with a nice, rounded bitter finish and a very smooth body. The balance in this one is quite nice too.

Bitter and a great example of the style with a great appearance and a nice balance throughout. There was some nice caramel malts and the hints of fruit were nice too.

flyingpig, Jun 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

diverite, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

KStark, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

MarioM, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Tone
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Good retention and poor lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, hint of citrus, hint of oak, hint of liquor. Fits the style of an English Bitter. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of citrus. Overall, average appearance, aroma, and feel.

Tone, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of jnjander
3/5  rDev -18%

jnjander, Jul 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

mtrain237, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

bh123, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

OldTime, Mar 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of jgasparine
4.45/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance-
Poured from the cask in the Opera House at Trafalgar Square. Light amber body with no visible signs of carbonation other than a thick cream-colored moussy head. This head was well-retained and produced some tremendous lacing.

Aroma-
This beer starts with a light crackerlike malt character, and builds with a low-alpha noble hop aroma and a slight impression of yeast. The nose was somewhat mild overall, but inviting nonetheless.

Taste-
On the palate, the anticipated crackerlike malt, low-alpha hops and yeastiness comes through. Hop bitterness is moderate along with some impressions of lemongrass on the mid-palate. The finish lingers with a nice maltiness and a kiss of oak. Quite a lovely beer.

Mouthfeel-
The big creamy body is perfectly accentuated with a velvety soft carbonation... truly a "velvet blanket". Astringency is very mild, and of course, there is no EtOH heat.

Overall-
One of the best bitters I have had the pleasure of consuming. I definitely recommend this on cask!

jgasparine, Feb 07, 2012
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Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Bitter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.