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

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Samuel Smith's Tadcaster BitterSamuel Smith's Tadcaster Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 04-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
9.74%
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.61/5  rDev -5%
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.

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4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Samuel Smith's Tadcaster Bitter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
3.8 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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