WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
calivania (62) - USA - OCT 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
donovan1983 (59) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Despite getting a Sam Smithís Organic Lager when I actually ordered an Organic Ale (donít know if I would have tried the lager otherwise), I was thrilled when I actually tasted this beer. Which says a lot-- Iíve never once before had a non-skunk Sam Smith. But this place (The Other Side Cafe) seems to know how to keep its beer, so I thought Iíd give it another try. This beer poured a brilliant (and I mean totally sparkling clear) golden color with a small white head. Aroma was intriguingly malty and faintly hoppy. Iíve always found lagers to be too thin for my taste, and Iíd simply determined that I wasnít a fan of the style, but this makes me think twice. Huge malt flavor, sweet, full-bodied, and very clean-- no sulfur or other off-flavors, just malt and hops. Super pale! Carbonation was refreshing, and there was a faint noble hop flavor on the backend. Amazing, outstanding beer. I would probably go for this more often if it werenít $6 a bottle in Boston. I know that this doesnít taste like a typical lager, but as a BEER, I like it.
Mungular (48) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2010
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I love Sammy Smith, but man this one just wasnít for me. Honestly, Iíd drink a Bud over this lackluster lager.
dankbrewqueen (41) - Morongo Valley, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Completely agree with commercial description. Itís is an absolutely delicious beer. Would buy time and time again.
realalechamp (41) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My go-to lager. Wish I could see this on at Samuel Smith pubs rather than the pure brewed lager (also a fine beer).
perezs25 (39) - - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick 1.5" white head, low-moderate lacing. Strong hops aroma -mostly fruity, and low-moderate malt. Clear, pale golden color. Nice balance of sweetness of malt but with lager flavor, low heat and style of hops. Good body, finishes very clean. I enjoyed the little extra malt sweetness and body with the flavor and easy lightness of pale lager. Would like stronger hops aroma.
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mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a pretty good organic lager. very fresh and lightly hopped .a good fruity after taste.
wrecktem (37) - USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Hoppy and malty, but little in the way of extraordinary flavor. Leaves grassy aftertaste in mouth. "Organic" does not necessarily make a tastier beer.