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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 654   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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Pours out a clear golden colour with a nice frothy head. Scent is sweet. Taste is very lightly hopped at first and then quickly proceeds into a honey and malt combo which ends in mostly just the malt with a hint of sweetness on the palate. Above average character in comparision to alot of lagers I have thus encountered.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ejh8 (93) - - OCT 14, 2013
Thin lager, light brown coloring, not dense. Decent beer that doesn't overwhelm in taste and texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 Not sure why some of the ratings are so low. This lager is crisp, refreshing and inoffensive.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2008
I liked this beer, but itís not as good as Samuel Smithís usual great quality. Iíve had organic beers that were better. This one wasnít bad to me, although it just didnít have the full flavor that Samuel Smtih is usually known for. An average beer, in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MontereyJimbo (79) - Monterey, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
The last "organically" produced beer I sampled was flushworthy. This one is very good; good balance of hops, right amount of bitterness and carbonation and has a pleasing and somewhat complex nose. None of that crappy sweet maltiness or burnt malt that induces reverse peristalsis is found here. This is a very good lager.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
awwshiz (76) - USA - AUG 23, 2007
Not completely what I expected from a Samuel Smith brew. As with anything Organic, itís not as good, its probably not really organic, but it might be bought up buy the elusive hippie demographic. Then again it is a pale lager, so itís better than its competitors in this market, and its understandable why SS would make this

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
openwindow (67) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Maybe this didnít survive the trip that well to the states.... Bright straw color with fast disappearing foamy white head. Good hoppy bite on the front with a less-than-palatable finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Huh. Canít really smell anything at all, except a faint generic beer flavor. Looks like beer, tastes like beer. Pretty decent for a generic lager, I suppose. I guess I could drink a lot of it without complaining, because itís good, but it is not THAT good, especially not for $3.99. Ok, but I wonít buy it again. Worst Sam Smith out there.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
calivania (62) - USA - OCT 29, 2006
This lager flattens out way too quickly-- the hops in the nose leave the party just when it should be getting started.The mouth feel is a little too thin. Not their best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
donovan1983 (61) - Capitol Heights, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2007
Iím not big on lagers but figured Iíd give this one a shot. Pours a nice gold with a white head. Has some nice grassy hops in the aroma, but a rather unexpected amount of malt. Flavour is of honey malt with grassy and fruity hops. Somewhat bitter finish that leaves some faint malt remaining, otherwise a pretty clean finish. Carbonation is just right with a medium body. Very nice flavour overall and very easy to say that this is the best lager I have tried so far. Easy to drink yet has a good amount of character, especially for a pale lager. This just hits the spot perfectly on a warm summer evening. Finally a pale lager that is really worth drinking.


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