Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 669   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1952) - 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 (5071) - 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 (2839) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2003
Sweet nose with a hint of tart apple. Bright golden color with a slight haze of very fine particles. Diminishing head leaves just a few spots of lace. Malty sweetness dominates flavor with a whisper of tartness. Brisk carbonation. Medium bodied and perfectly smooth (as a lager should be). Short, lightly bitter finish. A top quality lager beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2007 Appealing bubbly golden color with staying head. The nose is citricly sweet. It has sweet malt cereal tastes with an emphasis on the sweetness in the finish. Excellent lager beer, but not as good as their traditional lager, which is one of my favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 11, 2003
Nose of fresh cereal malt and a hint of spicy hops. Pours a cloudy honey amber with floating mothers. The huge creamy light off-white head is fully lasting with tremendous lacing. The sweet flavor has no acidity and finishes lightly toasted. The light, creamy and soft body is exceptionally smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2003
Pleasant and full-bodied lager, slightly above average. Still, nothing special so why settle for this when Sam. Smith brews so many other interesting beers?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2003
A golden beer with an OK head. The aroma is light with notes of malt. The flavor is nice with a good malt and very bitter - like a czech pilsener. All in all an average pilsener - OK but nothing special.

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