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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 647   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2002
Light golden colour. Nice hoppy aroma, and mild round flavour. Lightly bitter in the aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10140) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Bottled, 500ml, Pasteurised. Yellow gold with short lasting head. A sweet smooth lager beer without any lasting flavours. Search and you find some peardrop and a little banana, but it is mostly a bit thin and washed out. Short on the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
(Very early rating and very short, I’m afraid) Nice head and color. The flavour has notes of fruit, hops and a nice bitterness. It’s nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2009
500 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lingering white head. Aromas of bread, light straw and hints of citrus and spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread dough, light straw, light citrus and a hint of spice with a crisp lingering lightlyt bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Pours a pale yellow with a white head; some thin lacing. Aroma is sour malt with a hoppy nose. Flavor is sour malt. The palate is fizzy and mild.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (9443) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 11, 2001
well, the english should not brew lagers ... spicy(?) aroma, strange taste, dry - really nothing special

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9106) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Crystal clear, yellow lager. Huge, frothy, white head which evolves into a small, creamy, swirling head. Spotty lacing. Spicy, peppery, hoppy notes with some mild, malty notes... straw and English toffee. Also a touch floral and citrusy. Very well-balanced with just the right amount of bittering hops. Medium-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Crisp, astringent finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2008
I guess its supposed to be cool that this is organic...but it doesn’t make it a better beer. Not at all. A typcial lager. Watery and thin. Boring. Blah.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8037) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
Golden with a big white head. Aromas are fresh, clean with some grain and hops. Like a good lager. Flavours are fruity lemon, butter and some floral notes. Dry on the finish. Better than some lagers I could mention.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7992) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2012
355ml bottle kindly shared by Finn at a drinking session. Partially gushing when opened. Near-clear, yellow-gold body colour. Fresh, but subdued, floral-fruity aroma as well as pale malts. Herbal hops and malts in flavour followed by a mild fruity tail. Clean tasting. Drinkable (at Finns in Tromsø, 09.02.2012).


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