Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 660   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mhot55 (99) - USA - AUG 8, 2007
This actually has some flavor for a lager. Malt breadiness hits you at the first gulp with a crisp hoppy clean finish. good pale golden color with a decent white head. SS has never disappointed me. always high caliber high quality. A little expensive for a "normal" brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sisyphus12 (99) - Belmont, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldbrew (99) - USA - SEP 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 Poured into a lager glass. Seeing some negative reviews here but I was marginally impressed with this beer. Relaxed and smooth with no lingering chemical tastes, perhaps a result of the organic ingredients. The beer doesnít sit with you with delayed flavors, but assimilates with you quickly. Maybe that doesnít make any sense, but that was the feeling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - AUG 26, 2004
i thought it was OK, it wasnít bad at all, very light in color & in aroma. was really smooth, donít know if i would buy this again though.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

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