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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 648   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Joe_chicali (2) - Mexicali, MEXICO - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
great beer , i wouldnt call it beer i would call it a masterpiece , great tase of hops and i like the idea its Organic , Cheers!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1246) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
18.7 oz. bottle. Samuel Smithís Organic Lager has a thick, creamy, white head and a slightly hazy, extremely bubbly, straw appearance, leaving lots of thick lacing behind. The aroma is sweet barley malt, biscuit, and just a touch of stinging hops. Taste is wonderful- sweet barley malt, sugar, water, and good hop balance. Mouthfeel is light, and Samuel Smithís Organic Lager finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, ultra drinkable, and mostly dry. Overall, this is a most excellent beer! RJT

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Iíve been drinking Samuel Smith ales since the early 1990s but only now tried this and itís wonderful. Deep golden with a thick, dense, lasting white head that leaves some lacing, its aroma is a strong pale-lager aroma, malt, grain, a bit flowery, with a musty dust element. The taste is very nice, again a strong, full-bodied pale lager taste: grain, bitter and sweet balance, flowery a bit on the hoppy side for the style, with strong malt taste transitioning into a pleasantly bitter, hoppy finish. It is refreshing and tasty, very smooth and drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Pours a beautiful, deep gold with a nice white head. Aroma is slightly sweet whitebread and malts. The taste starts out surprisingly malty and finishes with a slight hop twinge. A superb lager, absolutely delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2004
This beer pours into the glass like a hurricane of tasty looking amber liquid. Looks good to me! Smells of hops and grains, quite pleasant. Flavor is nce, kind of bland, but something that you can sit around with. I really enjoy Samuel Smith's organic line.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rob6799 (7) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2004 does not count
That was a really good beer. Light pale color, great taste and aroma. Nice slightly sweet malt with the perfect hoppy balance. Wonderful aftertaste. Loved this beer and recommend it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
phip1 (9) - USA - MAR 9, 2006 does not count
The first organic beer that i have ever had. Absolutely delicious and what really got me hooked on the organics. beautiful flavor and not bitter. one of my favorite.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2006
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankbrewqueen (41) - Morongo Valley, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Completely agree with commercial description. Itís is an absolutely delicious beer. Would buy time and time again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2002
I prefer the Pure Brewed Lager over this find, but I was pleasantly surprised. Still worthy of bearing the name.


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