Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Bitter - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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3.9/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled onboard the buffet car of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, W. Yorks.
Pours a clear, rich orangey-amber with a nice creamy off-white head which leaves some lacing. Sweet and fruity malts in the nose, with discernable oak notes. Not too powerful, but present. Sweet malts up front with fruity notes of pear, green apple, and peach leading to a lingering earthy hop bitterness with definite oak overtones. Lovely. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable and quite refreshing.
Serving type: cask
07-02-2005 22:16:14 | More by foamer
2.53/5 rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
This beer had a unique taste, bitter is definitely the operative term, as this beer is very bitter. I liked it OK, but could not drink more than one in a sitting. Mouthfeel is similar to sucking on a lemon, the beer's appearance is intriguing. I wonder if this is a more popular beer in the UK, where it probably compliments the blander taste of the food there.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2004 02:43:18 | More by Trentonator
4.53/5 rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Have had this several times hand pulled from a cask at The Cock near Oxford Circus in London, and in my mind it is the definition of a great English bitter.
A - Looks like a dream in a 20 ounce imperial pint. The ale is coppery and bronzed.
S - Mild smells of sweetness and bitterness.
T - Sweet and bitter all at the same time. Very earthy and robust.
M - Coats your palette with a great, thick feeling.
D - Usually have three in one sitting attesting to the exceptional drink-ability of this awesome ale.
Serving type: cask
01-12-2010 20:51:53 | More by samyoung
4.05/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
on tap in London, into pint
A: Beautiful deep tawny copper color. Looks great and inviting, with a half finger head that lasts. Good lacing. Great appearance.
S: Quite hoppy. A bit of roasted malt but the hops dominates the scent.
T: This is not the best tasting beer by normal standards but has a distinctive taste. It is balanced on the tongue a bit by a roasted, slightly nutty maltiness. Blends well. Faint tastes of fruits and bread. I really enjoyed it.
M: Nice carbonation, nothing special. Light feel.
D: Not a session beer for most due to the bitterness. But look at the name! I really enjoyed it. My favorite Sam Smith.
Serving type: on-tap
08-19-2010 04:42:46 | More by pauljmccain
3.7/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a lovely amber with a dense white head with firm bubbles from tap (Nitro, I believe, at a company pub in Oxford). The aroma has very low levels of earthy UK hops. This is a very estery beer, pears and apples. Raisiny caramel notes lead the flavor, with low levels of bittering hops complemented by low flavor hops and noticeable esters. The beer goes down smooth with a medium body.
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-05-2009 09:37:29 | More by mrandolph
Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Bitter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
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