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

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RATINGS: 646   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Hazy golden,with a big,white,head. Good,floral,toffe-malt,aromas are well balanced.Mouthfeel is nice,not over carbonated. Good malty flavors with a nice,floral finish.Malts linger in finish as well.This is one of my favorite lagers.Always enjoy drinking this.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Good carbonation; nice tall head; very smooth, mild flavor with just a little bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 7, 2003
Pale golden colour, impressive head, very persistent. The aroma is malty. The flavour has a good and pleasant matly sweetness. Just a touch of hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. Not as good as other Sam Smith's beers, but still an impressive lager; very good quality!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3026) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Very attractive golden color. It practically glows. Big foamy head fades to and stays at a nice eight inch in thickness. Slightly hazy. Aroma is mostly malty. Completely clean and appropriately easy drinking. Medium bodied with tiny bubbles of carbonation. This beer is driven by sliky smooth malts but a touch of hops coming out in the finish brings everything together. So refreshing and smooth it practically drinks itself.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 27, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2003 Light golden color with a super thick frothy head (took for ever to dissipate so that I could fill the rest of my glass)Nice malt taste with slight bitterness that leads into a nice aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1014) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Good, though not up to par with other Sammy brews. Disappointing in that respect.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2003
light golden, slightly creamy/frothy white head. aroma is malty with hints of wet paper. flavor is very malty with only a faint hint of bitterness. as far as lagers go this one is very good. if this is compared with other lagers alone, i'd probably rate it at least one half point higher.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Light straw color.Great carbonation-fine bubbles. Slight lace. Malt sweetness slightly over hop bitterness with slight lemony taste too.Good white head. Bitter astringent aftertaste. Overall not that good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2003
Has a light golden colour. Head is medium. Aroma is malty and sweet. Flavour is sweetish but not distinct. No bitterness in the end. Mediocre lager.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2003
Light pour with little head, aroma was quite sweet, similar to SS IPA. Taste is light and slightly sweet, with a texture that is average. Not so bad on your tongue, with right amount of carbonation.


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