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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 647   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Lightly malty aroma. Taste is similar bit a bit of a bitter hop bite. Watery overall and really just an average, sort of bland beer. 5% abv.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Holmen1 (2337) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
Flaske på Cafe Blaagaards Apotek: som en tørr tysk pils, kanskje med litt ekstra kropp. Ingenting spesielt, så dette ble en engangshendelse.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (1990) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2012
On draft at some pub in Glasgow, UK. Clear golden colored, white head. Hoppy nose, more malty in flavor. Pleasantly bitter. Nice lager.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jkwood04 (3847) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2012
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of pale malts, bread, and light hops. Flavor the same. Average to light texture. A good beer for the style.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joe_chicali (2) - Mexicali, MEXICO - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
great beer , i wouldnt call it beer i would call it a masterpiece , great tase of hops and i like the idea its Organic , Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1188) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
(bottle) clear yellow colour with a small white head; aromas of noble hops; clean and balanced flavour, very good - if only all pale lagers were that...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz. bottle poured into a beer mug. A: Pours a medium straw color with perfect clarity and intense looking carbonation. The head is a two finger white color with surprisingly decent retention. S: Very grassy and zesty, almost to the point of having a slight ’skunk’ to it (it’s not a bad skunk, though). There are also slight hints of fruitiness in the scent. Solid enough. T: The grassiness moves down to the taste buds, augmented by a light malt backbone and a hint of fruitiness. It’s almost like bizarro Heineken in a manner, refreshing and easy to drink without being offensively skunky. M: Has a nice thickness, especially for a lager, without being overly bloated. It isn’t overly carbonated, allowing it to go down in an incredibly easy manner. O: Quite a good thirst quencher, but a little expensive for what it is. At least it offers enough over the Heinekens of the world to make it worth it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
500ml bottle pours a pale golden amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotty lacing behind. Aroma is lemon and grass with some light caramel. Taste is a light grainy caramel sweetness with some grassy and lemon hop bitterness. Nicely carbonated with an adequate body for the style. More of a premium style lager than just a pale lager. A full flavored brew an very good for the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
My go-to lager. Wish I could see this on at Samuel Smith pubs rather than the pure brewed lager (also a fine beer).

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (727) - SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Pint at the Cramond Inn. Slightly hazy yellow with a fluffy white head. Grassy aroma. Grassy lemon flavour with a bitter finish. A very nice lager.


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