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

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Tasted 23/4/2013 draught "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese", London. Poured a clear pale golden colour with a one-finger white foamy head that laced poorly. Moderate to high carbonation with lots of small bubbles forming trails. Aroma slightly of sweet malt. Taste of sweet malt followed by earthy hops - no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth with a sweet light finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wimpyjoe (2955) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Rare cask version @ Sinclair’s Oyster bar in Manchester. Unexciting lager but tasty enough with a very clean and smooth taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle from Parkhill. Very intense for the style. Aromas of citrus. caramel, hay, nutty. Taste is sweet, with average length. Velvety.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (1702) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2013
550 ml bottle, poured into an english pint glass. ABV 5% Clear golden yellow colour on the body, white soapy head on top, nice two fingers tall. Good retention, little lacing on the glass. Aroma of grass, hay and a bit of apple juice. Taste is sweet, malts, again some apples, and grass. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2013
550ml bottle into a Samuel Smith nonic. Pours a clear straw yellow with a billowy two finger head that very quickly fizzles away to a very thin cap. Abundant carbonation keeps the little foam around for awhile though. Aroma of bready grain along with some soft noble hops. Not very strong but subtle and soft. A tiny bit of orange and lemon zest as well. The flavor provides lots of bread with grassy/floral hops along with a hint of biscuit. Very typical for the style but this feels just a little more refined than some cheaper versions. Soft, clean mouthfeel with a nice crisp finish. Overall, a decent, quaffable beer but not worth the steep price it commands. I would much rather drink a Baltika 3.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
Bottled 0,50L - . Golden bubbly color, medium head resistance. Malty and dried grassy aroma, pleasant cereals notes, little dampen final. Good lively taste, medium prickly body with an agreeable bitter content. Good alcoholic content, medium persistant final.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andregoncalves (1094) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 30, 2013
355ml bottle from taberna belga, braga, portugal. Light golden color with thin white head. Aroma is herby and light hop.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
micmillon18 (27) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Poured from a 550 ml bottle into an imperial pint glass. Pours a clear straw yellow with small, fizzy head. Scents of sweet malts and faint, grassy hops. Big malty sweetness upfront followed by mild grassy hops, with some tasty caramel flavors. Grain notes linger on the palate. Light bodied, softy carbonated, dry finish. Overall, a good lager that lets the malts do the talking.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Above average beer but this is from someone who never really poops his pants in shock after drinking lagers... I was a bit surprised by the amount of carbonation...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbopslt (332) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Pale yellow in color. Half inch head, minor lacing. Very strong aroma of malt, rather pleasant. Full bodied taste for a lager, finishes strong with a heavy malt almost syruplike aftertaste.


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