Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

mkgrenwel's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2012
Clear yellow pour, a touch orange. Basically no head. Aroma is pretty skunky and doughy. Flavor is crisp and pretty clean. I just never like this malt flavor in such light beers. Whether thereís corn in there or not, thatís all I taste. Other than the skunk, which I canít really blame the brewer for in this case, thereís no real off flavors. I guess this is about as cleanly as you can pull the style off. Even so, maybe it could offer something more than this. Just a slight wash of hops in the back for balance, just enough to clean the malt off the tongue in the finish, but not enough to really enjoy. I donít care for the style, but I think it can still be done better than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2016
Hazed pale golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Malty, mild grain, mild fruity and herbal flavor. Decent and easy to drink.
[On tap at Anchor Tap (Tower Bridge) in London, England]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21449) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma has a quick whiff of sulphur, then corn and cereal. Taste is very lightly bitter straw. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2016
16.9 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of grass, grain and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (3429) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2016
355ml bottle bb03/2016, Maruhn. Unspectacular lager offering by subtle ale masters SS: artificial carbonations results in a rougher prickle, transporting: cornsweet biscuit grains, an inkling of grassy-herbal hops going on lemonade soon stuck in dusty grain, dried celery leaving a dry papery finish with a dungy vegetable twang. Subpar to many a Bavarian Helles, obviously flawed but still drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (425) - SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2015
500ml bottle. A pleasant light refreshing lager, one of the best I have tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2015
Pale, light golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, light hops, light paper. Light bitter flavour, quite sweet, biscuit. FInish malts and paper.
(from draught @ Princess Louise, RBESG 2014, London

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (519) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
I found the softness of this beer, in the mouth feel and the hopping to be the winning feature. Itís a very easy, chill drink. Malty, toasty, moderately hopped that is Iíd say a more gentle drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of corn, cooked green beans, light malt. Taste is more of the same. Clean, crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Very nice clean lager aroma and taste. If you have a few extra bucks to spare and want a lager, this is your choice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bubblehouse (1343) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2015
It is alright. Nice beery aroma and a descent taste. Left a bit of a funky taste though.

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