ronaldtheriot (967) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
18.7 oz. bottle. Samuel Smithís Organic Lager has a thick, creamy, white head and a slightly hazy, extremely bubbly, straw appearance, leaving lots of thick lacing behind. The aroma is sweet barley malt, biscuit, and just a touch of stinging hops. Taste is wonderful- sweet barley malt, sugar, water, and good hop balance. Mouthfeel is light, and Samuel Smithís Organic Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, ultra drinkable, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a most excellent beer! RJT
harrymel (322) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light straw color with a solid sheet of white foam. Brilliant clarity. Standard grainy, slightly fruity nose with a hint of corn. Flavor is clean and subtle with straw, a bit of soil and some lemon. Light bodied with soft carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer.
Serving type: bottle
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Gold color. Weak head. Little aroma except for slight skunk. There is nothing exiting or special about this. Very little flavor. No aftertaste. Pretty dismal offering.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gold Color, Medium Head, Spotty Lacing. Grainy Straw Aroma. Sweet, Grain, Light Floral Hop Bitter Finish. Organic or Not, this style is just not exiting. Might Be OK for What it Is, But Iíd Say Pass It...
ejh8 (34) - - OCT 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin lager, light brown coloring, not dense. Decent beer that doesn't overwhelm in taste and texture.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pour is a hazy yellow, pretty sweet malts and weak hops. I prefer non-organic things, fwiw. Drank enough to know I will never buy this again, thanks RBSH.
annunz123 (741) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma with bread and grassy hops. Flavor is mild, smooth, and a little sweet, with some fruity hops in the finish. Pleasant enough, but overpriced for a slightly-above-average beer.
DrewFace (229) - Rockledge, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a hazy golden color, pretty cloudy for a lager. Not a lot going on in the aroma in this one, slight notes of corn. Same with the flavor on this with a little sweetness.. Also, a little bite to it. Overall, not that great for a top 50 pale lager...Iíd stick with the cheap stuff for this taste.
Homer321 (535) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle into snifter. 1/2 inch white head. Nose and taste is very sweet. Like honey. Hazy yellow. On the full and sweet side for my taste. Difficult to drink too much. At least its not overly carbonated like most others
---Rated via intercellular device
RamyG4 (295) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Completely clear light-amber with a small white head. Aroma is grain, light citrus, pretty typical pale lager aroma but not quite as bad. Taste is super malty, taste nothing but barley and a little honey, no hop presence at all. Finish is lightly sweet. Light-medium body, well carbonated. Not terrible.
MaxxDaddy (362) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours luminescent gold with two-finger white head in my Brooklyn tulip. Itís clear as can be in there. Bubbles are steadily rising to the top revealing some good nucleation on the bottom of my glass. At first, I get whiffs of corn on the nose. A closer inspection also reveals some faint hop character. Thereís some mustiness coming to the fore now as well. As if there couldnít be any more players in this mix, thereís a light lemony note coming out as well. A true cacophony of aromatics.
Upon sampling the beer, Iím first greeted by some light hay and corn flavors. The carbonation is certainly evident on the tongue here, giving credence to the bubbly activity in the glass. The delicate flavors at the fore yield to more general sweetness in the mid-palate. If I slosh the beer around on my tongue, I get that lemony flavor to come out. A truly unique experience for this style, I must say. The mouthfeel here is surprisingly full and perhaps creamy even. The hops come into play most in the finish, which melds together with the light hay and corn qualities from the start of my taste; truly a full-circle experience.
I guess I can see why this beer is ranked so highly for the style. My experiences with BMC had led me not to believe in the possibility of something like this existing. Easy drinking and refreshing. I canít say Iím totally enamored with the flavors here, but it is intriguing enough to keep sipping.