Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - NOV 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber; grassy, mossy aroma; slightly tinny, cracker-like maltiness; ~24 IBUs hiding underneath earthy overtones. Today’s B.S. quote of the week "tightly fused flavours".
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colored. Malt and hop smell. Med. head. Light bodied. Crisp. bitter finish. not my favorite from Mr. Smith.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perfectly clear golden, just the sort you would want to swim through on a warm summer day. The sweet malty aroma could be mistaken for wet feet. Flavours don’t really jump onto the tongue -> pretty bland, but with a bit of patience (Old Taddy deserves it) some fruity hops can be found and mild malts will linger on the palate.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2003 Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The head leaves a fair amount of lacings on the glass. The aroma is malty sweet and grassy, with a hint of hops. Flavor is slightly hoppy with a decent maltiness and a grain-like quality. Good, but probably my least favorite Sam Smith beer.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little hoppy, yes, and pleasantly malted. Though this beer is somewhat disappointing when you compare it to the phenomenal ales that Sam Smith’s puts out. All in all, it’s a touch crisp and has a head that lingers nicely.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light gold color. A medium bodied lager. Mild malts and fairly aggressively hopped. Full flavor. Good taste. Clean, crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
crdic (105) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This lager has a very pretty clear gold appearance, but beyond that it’s not particularly remarkable. The taste isn’t bad, but is somehow lacking. This is my least favorite of Sam Smith’s generally excellent brews.
ARMed (555) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did not like the smell at all. It smells like oats and rice. Color is outstanding but the taste is rather bland and tangy. Not what I weas hoping for from this brewer.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I prefer the Pure Brewed Lager over this find, but I was pleasantly surprised. Still worthy of bearing the name.
madsberg (8819) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden colour. Nice hoppy aroma, and mild round flavour. Lightly bitter in the aftertaste.