This beer smells lovely.
It fills your nose with apples and berries, biscuits and bread dough.
The deep copper colour is pretty good too.
As for the way it tastes?
Well, the malting is shortcake biscuit with lashings of salted toffee popcorn topped with a toasted wholemeal breadcrumb.
There’s a hint of stewed fruit and a dash of cherry brandy before the dryness gets going.
And the dryness is super dry.
This is a big lapelled beer that isn’t afraid of showing you it means business.
It’s got metallic yeast knuckledusters and it’s looking to pummel you into submission.
Lemon juice sharp, grapefruit pith dry, I know there’s (allegedly) a lot wrong with Samuel Smith’s business practices but they don’t have make brilliant beer.
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