hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Crystal clear, yellow lager. Huge, frothy, white head which evolves into a small, creamy, swirling head. Spotty lacing.
Spicy, peppery, hoppy notes with some mild, malty notes... straw and English toffee. Also a touch floral and citrusy.
Very well-balanced with just the right amount of bittering hops.
Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Crisp, astringent finish.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
igneous1 (1524) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a pleasant malty presance in both the flavor and aroma. Finished smooth and hoppy with almost a fruity taste to it.