ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 15, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice mild pale. good balance between hops and malt though it does not have the hop intensity that one associates with good craft brewed pales.
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange color. Its light nuttiness is well balanced. Good beer.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought it would be a little better. There are many better pale ales for a better price. Pick up some bass. I still like samuel smith though.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flavor is slightly sweet. Hops and malt seem to have a good balance. Color is light brown/cloudy.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2002
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 1 skunk, 2 skunk, 3 skunk. Oh, wait there is more. I do not know if I can get over the skunk attack. However, I will try. I have to say that the beer does look great in the glass. The palates flavors are dominated by off flavors associated with pasteurization. An unworthy beer.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper-amber color, no head whatsoever, malty aroma yeasty/bready flavor and i detect a hint of malt vinegar in the flavor..i’m sure it’s just me though!
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I remember this stuff being sooo much better. The taste was rather dull and the body almost bordered on watery. It seemed to be completely lacking in the hops dept, and what little malt I could taste had to be dissected from the undertones to be evident. It’s not horrible by any means, but is very simple and unassuming. Decent, but not up to par with Samuel Smith standards. I truly hope it was a bad batch. I’ll pick up another and be back with a re-rate.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh the beauty of hops!
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beautiful pour.
Very smooth, silky, easy to drink brew.. and tastes good.
Yet, not very complex.. and lacks a tad in the flavor category (most pales do). A good beer, but expected a bit more from a samuel smith.
Try the oatmeal stout!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful Amber color and a nice, creamy off-white head. The taste is nicely balanced. Malt, bitter hops, and a little citrus make up an enjoyable drink. Pretty light and easy to drink.