Doppelganger (1385) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg, Anchor Tap, London. Pale gold, white head with some good stick. Light grassy/herbal hop aroma, touch of sour lager malt. Pleasant grassy hop flavor, soft bready malt. Crisp carbonation. If Samuel Smith is going to persist with not serve their beers from the cask, then keg is sooo much better than nitro. This was actually pretty pleasant. Vastly better than the nitro Brewery Bitter I also tried.
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark golden with little film head. Mildly hoppy aroma. Taste is okay with a little fruit and a touch of bitterness.
AWS9 (406) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in London. Had this awhile ago actually... but as I remember it, nothing special to look at (light golden with little head), but the taste was incredibly refreshing. Not much else you can ask of a pale lager really.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. Clear yellow pour, super bubbly, with a foamy white head. Pale malt nose with straw hops. Lightly sweet, bready flavor with some cereal. Light bodied with average carbonation. More cereal and bread in the finish with crispy bitters. Not terrible, just a bit bland.
superflyguy (410) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
managed to get a pint of this before the last barrel went at Hyroyds WMC.
Itís been years since Iíd had on of these and Iíd forgotten how good it was.
straw/hay/grass aroma with a little lemon citrus. flavour is slightly malty with a hint of hop. prickly carb. slight bitter finish.
allegedly the 2.8 version tastes exactly the same. iíll be on the look out!
Danny1217 (78) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London. Itís a simple pale lager, yet very well crafted.
ralphdot (881) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
4.5% gold colour with a thin head, the oldest of the three lagers from Smithís, it tastes like lager should.
altonbrownd (4209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Anchor Tap. Golden body with small head. Hoppy nose. Hoppy taste. Nice, creamy.
Nekronos (3183) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I thought I already had tasted it, but it was really refreshing, not very German, but very sweet in some features.
DonMagi (5598) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kag as a 4.5 vertion of the taddy lager in the 78. Aroma is biscuity and pale malts, slightly metallic edge. Taste is similar not much goiung on but inoffensive.