Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6507) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12516) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (706) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2003
sweet hoppy aroma, standard lager appearance, very well balanced, deep malt flavours to begin with followed by a sharp hoppy aftertaste, typical SS feel of quality, best lager ever tasted, marvelous

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2003
Smooth and creamy. Malts were full of a nice sweet caramel, great hop balance. Short to medium dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6543) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2003
Got this in a Health Food Co-op - didn't know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised. Malty aroma - thick pillowy white head, with decent lacing. Cloudy, light orange appearance. Yeasty flavor, that is a tad"off" -but not unpleasant. Stays strong throughout. Not as good as their regular lager, but a nice novelty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1561) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
Nice golden beer with a good aroma. Somewhat malty with hints of fruit. Good malt and hops that finishes tartly. A good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4781) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2003
Sweet malty aroma. Nice Victorian pint bottle, good persistant rafting foam, darkish dun colored beer. Cidery, malty, with a bit of a tart caste. Palate was a bit watery, and the aftertaste a bit clingy. Needs work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - MAR 29, 2003
(Mar2003--550mL bottle purchased from "Safe"way) Thick head, partially receding, active carbonation, no lace. Clear golden color. Considerable acetaldehyde (green apple) presence. Not particularly crisp, feels a bit thin and lifeless. Little to no hop presence.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2003
Has a light amber color with moderate carbonation and light malt smell. Taste is a pretty balanced malt/hop combo that finishes moderately bitter. Overall not a bad lager, but it is nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
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

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