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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2003
Nice, clear olden colour with an orangish hue and a big, fluffy white head. Very fresh and pleasing aroma with grassy, fruity and soft hop notes. Sweet malt in the beginning kicks off the flavour well, but it's begging for some more hops in the finish to really wrap it up nicely. Still a very decent and refreshing lager, though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 22, 2003
You must love this soft hoppy aroma , large white head , lightly sparkling brew . Interestingly made: at front malty then slightly bitter and with touch of organic vegetables. Creamy mouthfeel , maybe a bit to heavy for lager to be very refreshing .

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4548) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2003
(Bottle) Lightly carbonated; gold with thin, white head. Yeasty and citrusy nose. Surprisingly complex; somewhat yeasty. Nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6762) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2003
Fine yellow. Great head. Has a pleasent aroma of grass/barley-field. Goes in the flavor too. One of the better S. Smith's.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2003
Huge head is what I noticed right away. Dark rich gold colour. Bitter on the palate. Decent. Decent lager. Slightly hoppy... decent none-the-less

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Poured nice with a slight head.Was golden in color with some flowery aroma.Has clean crisp taste, but slightly watery.the finish was slightly bitter, but this still wasn't a bad lager from Sammy

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Nothing fancy here. Has a nice faint bitter taste. Easy drinking beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2003
thick lacy head that faded in a minute or two. light color. A pretty good mixture of sweetness and hoppy bitterness. very smooth and easy to drink. I find the Samuel Smith organic brews a little watery, but nice

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2003
Yellow with small head and some lacing, thin-bodied. Floral aroma with a hint of butterscotch. The taste is somewhat sweet with a good balance of hops to clean the palate, fizzy yet creamy too. Still there is a "dirty" feel to this beer which marked it down in my book, too bad for that, otherwise a very good lager.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Clear yellow with healthy white foam. Aroma is invitingly grassy. Taste is mild grassy, some sweetness. Bitterness remains after the swallow. A nice beer, but nothing special.


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