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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 648   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5285) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 2, 2002
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2002
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARMed (603) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2002
I prefer the Pure Brewed Lager over this find, but I was pleasantly surprised. Still worthy of bearing the name.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2002
Light golden colour. Nice hoppy aroma, and mild round flavour. Lightly bitter in the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 Light sulfury nose. Light grainy flavor, with a sweetish finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Not a lager fan, but this is pretty good, quite sweet, mild hop profile, not spectacular but very drinkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Not so great lager from a great brewer. Decent enough, drinkable, but I would not go out of my way for it. The Pure Brewed lager is better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Aroma light tangy/hoppy; color standard-issue lager- gold with decent white head and retention. Taste is light with familiar tangy hop profile. Body is better than most light lagers. Finish citrusy-dry that is especially felt way in the back of the palate. Not much malt contribution here (save for some body enhancement). Carbonation also on the light side. On the whole, very refreshing stuff--nothing very complex, mind you, but good basic quality, as one comes to expect of the Smith operation.


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