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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised
A full-bodied lager with lots of malt and hop character. A touch hoppier than many lagers yet perfectly balanced with lots of fruity hop character and fragrance.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2003
The Sammy Smith lager is one of the first I ever had the pleasure of enjoying. I've been notoriously against most lagers, but this may have been the turning point for me. Not a fabulous beer by any means but very smooth and refreshing with some nice grains in there and a slight wave of hops for great mouthfeel. You can taste the maturity in most of Sammy Smith beers, and this is no different.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Crystal clear straw color with a lazy effervescent body and foamy white head. An attractive beer. Aroma of flowers, hay, nuts, and honey. Flavor is a combination of grassy herbs and skunk with a crisp bitterness. Slightly chalky with a mouthfeel quality that reminds me of saccharin.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2003
MGC under a medium size lasting pale pale yellow creamy head. Short faint fresh fruity hops dulling quickly to mild malt staler hop aroma. Slight more fruity aroma as it warms. Medium light hoppy bitter start with decent longish biscuity griany malt middle. Soft malty finish with touch of bitter aftertaste. Not bad for a lager.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2003
Earthy malt nose. Usual lager appearance. Sweet malty taste with strong citrus tones. Hoppy finish. Not much else to report, Far too sweet for a lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2003
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Deep yellow, almost golden colour. Slight white head. Well balanced aroma - sweet malt and dry hoppy scent. Flavour is slightly bitter with a slight grassy / grainy finish. Malt taste lingers on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1513) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2003
beautiful beer...golden with a generous head and some lacing. aroma and flavor are both what i'd describe as very "grainy". i've used this term a million times and couldnt exactly describe it if i had to, but it seems to fit my description (at least in my own mind). what i would classify as an extremely dry beer...virtually no sweetness there at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5135) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 31, 2003
This brew poured a small head of mostly diminishing fiely sized white bubbles that left behind a light yellow gold colored body that was softly carbonated. It had a mild hop aroma and a nice smooth palate as well as a mild malt hop flavor. I really enjoyed drinking this brew and it went down very easily.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Dayton, OH AleFest:A light bodied beer whose palate was smooth and somewhat thin.It had a small size white head that contained fine sized bubbles that mostly diminished.The body was clear and there was carbonation observed.The nose was malty, fruity and sweet with a light bitter flavoring.There was nothing really all that special about this beer as it needs to have more character in order for it to be an enjoyable beer in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Had a pleasant malty presance in both the flavor and aroma. Finished smooth and hoppy with almost a fruity taste to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Crisp but slightly bland, not really a great lager fan and I think this is generally a little overpriced for what it is. Not bad.


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