Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 664   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   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 (602) - 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 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (4065) - 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 (434) - 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 (7015) - 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 (236) - 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 (865) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2015
It is alright. Nice beery aroma and a descent taste. Left a bit of a funky taste though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mecafilo (151) - Perugia, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a pale gold clear colour, small frothy white head. Aroma is mdium malty, with notes of bread, and slightly hoppy, with some notes of hay; not very intense. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. An ok lager, but nothing really special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3027) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Reminds me of a nice German helles lager, very much cereal grains, but full of flavor. Tends to the sweet side, with a bit of bitter dryness at the end. The way lagers should be done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1375) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
a nice sweet malt aroma. has a nice light traditional lager taste followed by some grassy malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanMalloy (5) - - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
Good beer. More of a honeyish malt flavor than most lagers. The hops taste different too, more like the hops used in ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
traviskurowski (27) - - JAN 2, 2015
Great lager. Crisp, malty, fresh, good head on first pour (thick, white). Bottle.SE14N1. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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