bennetporter (312) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours an amber from a bottle. Aroma of corn, skunky sweet grain flavor with bitter soapy finish. Somewhat oily mouthfeel. Meh.
sound67 (393) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maker: Samuel Smith, Tadcaster, Yorkshire, England ***
Beer: Pure Brewed Organic Lager (bottled, 355ml) ***
Style: Premium Lager ***
ALC.VOL.: 5.0% ***
"Brewed with great care using only malted barley, hops, medium-soft water and a bottom-fermenting yeast; matured at low temperatures to bring out its delicate flavour and soft hop-character finish." [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Bright golden yellow, clear. Medium fluffy head. ***
Nose: Floral notes, barley, whiff of citrus. Pretty much Pils-ish. Active carbonation. ***
Texture: Medium body, hardly watery. ***
Taste: Fresh barley, straw, light citrus, some sweetish malts in the background. Malty sweetness and some hoppy bitterness balanced in the middle. Mild bitterness in the finish and asftertaste, together with the grains. ***
Impressions: I’ve had this beer many, many times on tap at one of my favorite pubs, The Chandos in London. On the whole I find it superior on tap, as the carbomnation is a wee bit too active in the bottled version. Otherwise, this is a superior, refershing lager, with some depth to it (as much as the style allows, really). My go to English lager that I drink as a thirst-quencher when in England.
mR_fr0g (5233) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the angel, holburn. Pale yellow coloured pour with s lasting white froth. Aroma fresh grains, grain store, little farmyard note earthyness. Flavour is characterful grains, straw, little sweetness, crisp finish. Goes down well. Palate is refreshing and crisp with highish carbonation. Solid.
Oelbas (237) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lys gylden med et forholdvis holdbart tæt hvidt skum. Duft af tørt græs og maltsødme med en antydning af noget citrusagtigt. Smagen er sød og fyldig med en en svagt bitter eftersmag der udvikler sig mod mere bitterhed.
deanso (6490) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle from Speciaalbier Leiden.
Thick white head. Slightly hazy golden pour. A decent lager.
allmyvinyl (6033) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Tivoli, Morecambe. Pours with a head. Aromas of chief corn, light herbal hops. Taste is more of the same. Crisp finish.
StevieT (957) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Malty aroma, smooth with minimal bitterness. Not too bad, won’t rush to drink it again.
TedE (443) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
550ml bottle into pint glass. Beautiful caramel malt nose. Golden beer, medium carbonation, solid white head. Bitter, thin mouthfeel. Abrupt metallic hop finish. Slight very late sweetness. Interesting take on a lager. The nose is all malt but the taste is hops.
Mackeon (148) - - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent lager, very idiosyncratic hoppy, lemony aroma, good carbonation, very refreshing, clearly English bitter or maybe pale ale influenced the brewers at Sam Smith’s when they came up with this. And an equally idiosyncratic label, too.
weordie (247) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with next to no head. Aroma of apple cider and prunes. Tastes like lager with a stewed apple kick. Mediocre at best.