PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For my 100th beer, thought it would be cool to rate a lager, rather than an ale. Might as well pick one from one of my favorite breweries of all time. Appearance is golden yellow and clear, with a big white fluffy head that persists throughout the session. Aroma smells sweet and fruity, dried apricot notes. Taste matches aroma, with smooth mouth feel and light carbonation. Very easy drinking lager, only criticism is that itís a bit too sweet...but because I like sweeter beers, it doesnít bother me as much as it may bother some. A nice lager, in my opinion, underrated. Not as dry and crisp as a german lager, but sweet and enjoyable.
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice representation of a simple honest lager. Grassy grain aroma followed by biscuit and grain flavor, trying to be sweet and dry at same time, a little off onbalance. Nice hop finish.
ejh8 (112) - - OCT 14, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin lager, light brown coloring, not dense. Decent beer that doesn't overwhelm in taste and texture.
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Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty average in every category. ..... Aroma is disappointing, has a nice dark gold appearance with very little head.....crisp taste but leaves almost nothing on the palate. ...... I wonít repurchase it.
yemntftb (106) - USA - DEC 31, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Not a lot going on with this brew...pretty similar in smell and taste to budweiser products, not impressive and not much different then any other canned beer I could get down the street.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Why not help to save the Earth one pint at a time? This is a very nice beer thatís gotten a bad rap. An interesting malt flavor combines with a charismatic (if not really bitter) hop character to create a very nice balance. Maybe a little light for the standard Sam Smith drinker, but also very clean. Cheers!
crdic (105) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This lager has a very pretty clear gold appearance, but beyond that itís not particularly remarkable. The taste isnít bad, but is somehow lacking. This is my least favorite of Sam Smithís generally excellent brews.
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best light lagers out there. Itís a quaffer, so just a little cereal presence on the nose. The palate is light but very balanced with just enough sweetness to temper the slight bitterness. In other words, light years ahead of other lagers. A good dose of fizziness to help you wash down whatever dish you are pairing it with (hopefully greasy and in front of a widescreen TV with football on it). Keep a six pack in your fridge in case your buddies come over and ask for Bud Light, MGD, Corona, or Heineken (yuck!).
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical lager. Smell and taste was very similar to Corona. Not very impressive. Very drinkable however it is too similar to other domestic lagers. Nice session.
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the Bottle: Pale and smooth with a moderate head that dissipates surprisingly quickly. A light, sweet and smooth flavor was inviting but not superlative. Finishes is clean and smooth.