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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Premium Lager
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Golden colour, floral bouquet and light flavour of newly mowed hay.

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.

The cold maturation period allows the bottom-fermenting yeasts to secondary ferment and improve the lager’s flavour, purity and condition.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slubgob (181) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle into half pint glass. Golden color, thick white head but dissipates quickly. Nose of light biscuit. In the mouth a bit thin, mostly light hops. Finishes with cereal. Average.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rossbear (17) - Wendover, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Bottled and drunk from an English dimpled pint mug. Wonderful sweet, slightly tart citrus flavour with a warm and cozy malt background. A truly outstanding lager and a new favourite of mine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GoufCustom (747) - HONG KONG - NOV 27, 2013


355 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cider in Yuen Long.

Clear light golden honey colour; One finger head and crumpety white foam which lasted for 1 minute; Good sticky lacing with active soft carbonation; Quite pungent aroma of full malt, with bread, light apricot, paper, lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of light malt, with lemon and lime, faint grapefruit, light bread, notes of cardboard, light liquorices and grassy hops; Mid to light body, slick palate; Taste profile is a stepped-down Premium Lager. Full malt is rather light, with soggy bread, yet citrus lime taste is very prominent; Grapefruit is only a shade, and some notes of cardboard show up from time to time; Hoppiness is strong lemon and grassy nose and taste. Liquorices is moderate and becomes evident with further sips for a mid-to-low astringent finish; Quite dry after taste, lemony and bitter to mouth.

Comments: Organic doesn’t necessary mean greatness, and this is one of those ‘not really greats’ - lager malt is rather thin, some papery nose and taste, and a not-so-dynamic palate – it’s drinkable but not really exciting, and it’s about the same price as a quality Tripel or BSA, which I much rather to have than this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Golden-straw beer with an off-white head. Mineral and light malt aroma. Malt and mineral flavor with light grass. Medium bodied. Malt and mineral lingers with light caramel and light hay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (781) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Very good lager. Pale golden color, average white head. Aroma of malt , grain with hint of fruits and honey. Taste is similar. Refreshing , easy to drink . I was surprised by this lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - OCT 21, 2013
550ml bottle picked up at the state store
Pours clear light golden with a medium sized white head that dissipates quickly leaving a small ring, spotty lacing. Aroma of lager malts, cereal, grainy and honey. Flavors are light malts, grainy, straw, lemon and some bitterness
OK

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricktop86 (551) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Pours clear yellow with white head. Aroma is grain earth and spice. Taste follows nose

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
humlelala (948) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
(55 cl bottle from Kervan’s; BBD: Illegible) Pours a clear, pale golden with medium white head and lively carbonation. Decent retention. Aroma is green apple, hay and noble hops. Light body, watery texture and a slightly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is initially slightly sweet but the hops dry out the impression even if they don’t do anything else. A bit too light and watery to really make a good impression.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle from Ramirez Liquor. Pale golden color with a white head. Grainy sweetness on the nose, apple, grass, soap, and biscuit. A touch of earth and some fruity esters. The flavor is a bit stale. Old bread, apple, soap, and grass. Kind of just grainy and sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
500mL thanks to womencantsail. Clear golden pour. Spotty foam. Husky raw nose, sticky nasties. Not a good nose- probably stale. Go figure. Taste is not bad, cidery, husky, a bit sticky. Soapy perhaps. Not offensive, but not much going on.


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