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


on tap

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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (7846) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. CLear gold in colour, with a decent, white, head and moderate fizziness. A crisp lager, with some hay, a hint of leafy hop, solid malts and a lengthy, bitter, finish. A pleasant lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quick3Beers (885) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Pours an amber from a bottle. Aroma of corn, skunky sweet grain flavor with bitter soapy finish. Somewhat oily mouthfeel. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sound67 (640) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oelbas (272) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (8680) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
50cl bottle from Speciaalbier Leiden. Thick white head. Slightly hazy golden pour. A decent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Keg at the Tivoli, Morecambe. Pours with a head. Aromas of chief corn, light herbal hops. Taste is more of the same. Crisp finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StevieT (1533) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2015
From a bottle. Malty aroma, smooth with minimal bitterness. Not too bad, won’t rush to drink it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mackeon (163) - - JAN 17, 2015
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.

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