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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 652   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2263) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2003
Gold in colour. Aroma is crisp, grassy. Not much in the flavour, light hops, lots of carbonation. Finishes rather bland. The first boring beer that I have had from Samual Smith.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
silverbullet (17) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
Good head, not overly bubbly. Ambery colour. Aroma is thoroughly mediocre, kind stinky. Not strong, so it's OK. Not much taste, but there is a sour aftertaste. Nice and bubbly, kind of dry.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shorlin (662) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
Dark yellow colour. Actually kind of flat looking. Reminded me of very good synthetic motor oil, and I think that put me off the whole experience. Aroma is certainl;y hoppy with piney. resiny hop. No malt. Also getting grassy, maybe lemony. Pretty one-sided though. Taste is a little bitter, a little dry. Sourish aftertaste which doesn't linger. Really, not the beer for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
Thin white head and lace. some sweetness evident in the aroma. Bitter tasting, and nice malty flavour. dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Our bottle was clear, the one here is brown? A very well made lager, a very nice malty flavor with some subtle hoppiness towards the finish. As it warmed, an unsettling bitterness came out and tainted the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 10, 2003
Bottle. Transparent yellow, effervescent for a lager and with a henerous head. Smooth and not very skunky despite the trip across the pond. Crisp, clean, and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2003
Color is typical yellow transparant lager color with a decent white head. Taste is smooth with a good bitterness. Overall a nice lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Sparkling gold w/ good sized white head. Soft, fruity, sweet malt aroma. Thin, syrupy body. Watery sweet malt flavour w/ light hop finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
Sparkling light golden color. The nose is fruity with some grass and a little bit of sweet malt. The body is candyish with some light grassy hops kicking in at the end. Boring and, I think, forgettable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2003
pours golden, big bubbly head. clean malt and slight hop aroma. grassy flavour with a bit of citrus. mild hop burst in the finish.


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