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Samuel Smiths Alpine Lager (4.5%)

Formerly brewed at Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Keg lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11643) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Tap. Dark golden with little film head. Mildly hoppy aroma. Taste is okay with a little fruit and a touch of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWS9 (582) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2010
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in London. It’s a simple pale lager, yet very well crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superflyguy (432) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
managed to get a pint of this before the last barrel went at Hyroyds WMC. It’s been years since I’d had on of these and I’d 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. i’ll be on the look out!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 6, 2006
I thought I already had tasted it, but it was really refreshing, not very German, but very sweet in some features.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Cask at Anchor Tap. Golden body with small head. Hoppy nose. Hoppy taste. Nice, creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
ralphdot (1011) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
4.5% gold colour with a thin head, the oldest of the three lagers from Smith’s, it tastes like lager should.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
Draught, many London locations. A perfectly good lager, one of the few I can actually drink, and far better than the usual stuff you get on the lager taps. Very thin head, crisp and refreshing flavour. Sure, it’s a lager, but for a lager it’s not half bad.

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