Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2003 Well about the best a 'lager' is going to be as its handled by the masters at Sam Smiths but remember its still a lager. A good beer for sure, but at $4 a bottle I will pass on the lager. Give me an oatmeal stout instead
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet nose with a hint of tart apple. Bright golden color with a slight haze of very fine particles. Diminishing head leaves just a few spots of lace. Malty sweetness dominates flavor with a whisper of tartness. Brisk carbonation. Medium bodied and perfectly smooth (as a lager should be). Short, lightly bitter finish. A top quality lager beer.
Braudog (5358) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Appealing bubbly golden color with staying head. The nose is citricly sweet. It has sweet malt cereal tastes with an emphasis on the sweetness in the finish. Excellent lager beer, but not as good as their traditional lager, which is one of my favorites.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of fresh cereal malt and a hint of spicy hops. Pours a cloudy honey amber with floating mothers. The huge creamy light off-white head is fully lasting with tremendous lacing. The sweet flavor has no acidity and finishes lightly toasted. The light, creamy and soft body is exceptionally smooth.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant and full-bodied lager, slightly above average. Still, nothing special so why settle for this when Sam. Smith brews so many other interesting beers?
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden beer with an OK head. The aroma is light with notes of malt. The flavor is nice with a good malt and very bitter - like a czech pilsener. All in all an average pilsener - OK but nothing special.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with a thick heavy off white head. A lager with a english malts and hops. Lacks crispness of what a lager should be. An english ale with lager yeast.
glassprison (4) - USA - JAN 27, 2003 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with a creamy, thick head. Nice malt/hops taste. As far as lagers go I'd still take Yuengling over this
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden color with athick creamy head and good lace. Slightly sweet malty aroma with slight fruity accents and a hint of hops. Sweet malt flavor with a hint of hops but not much and a slightly hoppy finish, very good flavor for a lager.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice aroma, I find, with a perfect mix of hops and malt. The flavor focuses on malt with some pleasant floweriness. ’Workmanlike’ comes to mind when describing this beer. Well brewed, but rather uneventful, and this is from a rater who actually likes Helles and pilsners. Someone would need to explain to me why this is a lot better than Heineken.