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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2003
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5504) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2003
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4811) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Had a pleasant malty presance in both the flavor and aroma. Finished smooth and hoppy with almost a fruity taste to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
petefenelon (26) - ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2003
Crisp but slightly bland, not really a great lager fan and I think this is generally a little overpriced for what it is. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2134) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2003
not bad, not great, kinda in the middle. one of the poorer efforts by sam smith. pours and looks like budweiser, has little aroma, and an alright flavor. not my fav.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2003
Gold in colour. Aroma is crisp, grassy. Not much in the flavour, light hops, lots of carbonation. Finishes rather bland. The first boring beer that I have had from Samual Smith.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
silverbullet (17) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
Good head, not overly bubbly. Ambery colour. Aroma is thoroughly mediocre, kind stinky. Not strong, so it's OK. Not much taste, but there is a sour aftertaste. Nice and bubbly, kind of dry.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
Dark yellow colour. Actually kind of flat looking. Reminded me of very good synthetic motor oil, and I think that put me off the whole experience. Aroma is certainl;y hoppy with piney. resiny hop. No malt. Also getting grassy, maybe lemony. Pretty one-sided though. Taste is a little bitter, a little dry. Sourish aftertaste which doesn't linger. Really, not the beer for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
Thin white head and lace. some sweetness evident in the aroma. Bitter tasting, and nice malty flavour. dry finish.


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