Old Brewery Bitter | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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3.69/5
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74 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,288
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
74
pDev:
13.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Premo88
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

pint on cask at Earl of Lonsdale, London, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

L: copper brown, clear as water, little bitty cap for a head, no major lacing/sticking

S: malty fruity ... loads of bread, bread dough, buttery bread ... apricot ... so fruity then sweeter as it warms, almost cherry cheesecake then a super sweet cherry pie

T: a bit stale, light bread malt, pinch of peach and firm layer of dirt-hop bitterness that's so far from medicinal it's not even funny, just that perfect bit of bitter that's tantalizingly tasty

F: unbelievable ... my first cask ale in England and it's everything it's reported to be and more; so little carbonation yet it bites and tickles so much, just that little prickle that eases each swallow down the gullet

O: for a first cask ale/Real Ale experience, fantastic! I could drink this everyday and need nothing more; an ultimate session beer

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Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesStenner
2.82/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Honeybourne
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justme
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

At the olde Cheshire Cheese in London. Great experience. Still not sold on English bitters...

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Photo of Highbury09
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is wood and vinegar (not as bad as it sounds).
The taste is mild sweetness with a stronger wood flavor.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
Pretty enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of deebo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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Old Brewery Bitter from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 74 ratings