Chad9976 (1177) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass. There was no freshness date.
Appearance: Clear, white gold body with plenty of carbonation visible. Forms a small, white, soapy head which mostly dissipates but does leave some lacing on the glass.
Smell: Standard lager aroma of pale malt and not much else.
Taste: I hate using generic, vague terms like "clean" and "mild" but I donít know how else to describe Samuel Smithís Organic Lager Beer. Itís a beer that succeeds in the fact that it doesnít fail. Itís passable and somewhat enjoyable. I wish there was a bit more to it, though.
Trying to critique the palate is difficult since there isnít much to say. Take an ordinary pale lager, subtract most of the flaws and other off-putting features, and youíve got this beer. I do notice a slight cracker-like bitterness and dryness at the end, and maybe a hint of lemon, but otherwise there isnít a lot of specific flavor to notice. Iím not sure whatís the point of brewing this as an "organic" brew, though. There isnít anything to this palate to differentiate it from any other lager of the style (or even Samuel Smithís own Pure Brewed Lager Beer). For what itís worth, this is one of the better above-average pale lagers I can recall.
Drinkability: Between the mild palette, the thin, crisp mouthfeel and smooth finish, Samuel Smithís Organic Lager Beer is almost ridiculous in its drinkability. Itís refreshing while in the mouth, and the clean aftertaste makes it all the more fun to throw back. It seems much lighter than its 5% ABV strength would indicate as I could see this being easily sessionable in warmer weather.
JanLaursen (3088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 55 cl. Slightly slightly hazy golden with a dense white head, good retention and a fruity, slightly bready malt aroma with a hint of grass and citrus. Light sweet malt flavor with a slightly floral bitter finish. Refreshing albeit rather mainstream.
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mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow. Head dissipates rather quickly. Slight banana. Hippies will love the fact that it is organic, but ignore the fact that the largest percent of "poison" in the bottle is alcohol. Sammy, stick to your wonderful stouts.
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BevMo, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with a nice off-white head and a bready aroma. There is a fruity light malt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Refreshing but not particularly tasty.
airrick2003 (479) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: light gold, very clear, thick white head, head has minimal retainage Aroma: fruity, clean, pleasant Taste: malty, butter, slightest bit of hops at the end, almost unnoticeable under the malt Palate: medium body, moderate c02, have to really concentrate to catch an aftertaste Overall: smells good, pleasantly surprised, but I had low expectations, highly drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Osprey87 (1694) - WALES - MAR 19, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nov 2012 - tap. An average to poor lager - a little drying.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear pale gold with a fair white head. Sweet malt aroma. Slightly yeasty flavor. Balanced to a degree of blandness. Hops are entirely an afterthought. Well made but uninteresting.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 0,50L. Elegant golden fraught color, medium bubbly presence, good head of long resistance. Fresh malty nose, bread, grains, cellar. Very pleasant body, little crisp with a good bitterness content, pleasant bread and malty notes. Discreet resistant final, an unusual lager with something extra.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow clear poor, small foam. Shallow taste, not bitter. Drinks down smoothly, no long lasting.
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boozedude (1789) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale yellow, thin white head, crisp clean malts aroma, taste is some fruit, with a bitter finish, nothong special