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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2003
12 oz bottle, mug. White, fizzy head is average sized and quickly diminishing. Light gold colred body is clear with champagne like carbonation. Light flowery hops, grainy malt, light doughy yeast. Lightly sweet throughout; lightly bitter finish of short duration. Medium light body has a watery texture and fizzy carbonation. Hops become lightly citric as this beer warms. I think the story here is how absolutely clean this beer is. Quite quaffable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2003
This brew pours a light clear yellow with a tall creamy off white head that doesn't stick around long. The lacing is good. The nose is stunted; I could pick up just a hint of grains. The brew starts sweet with a warm alcoholic middle. The finish is bready with a hint of lingering bitterness. The light and creamy body is lively, the finish feels alcoholic. It's hard to get excited about any lager, and this one is par for the course.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4403) - Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2003
When poured this brew had a small white head with fine-small bubbles that quickly diminished. There was a lot of carbonation with this brew. The body was cloudy and pale yellow in hue. The aroma was malty and the lacing was fair on the sides of my glass. In my opinion, this brew had a bitter taste that lingered.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5137) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 18, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized white bubbles that left little lacing and a cloudy straw yellow carbonated body. It has a plesant malt-hop aroma. Ifelt it was a rather smooth brew with a mild hop flavor. Its a nice all-around brew, but nothing special to write home about.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulmcharris (7) - USA - JUN 7, 2003 does not count
A golden light color with little or no head. not too sweet, mild with a fresh bouquet lingering on the tongue.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (30390) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2003
A light yellow beer with no head. The flavor is sweet and malty. An average beer.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFGrind (1909) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2003
A crisper version of any half decent American Standard. I could drink this Lager all the time if it was thirteen bucks a case.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2003
Pretty good lager. Nice malt flavor, good color. Not the best of Samuel Smith's brews, but still very good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2003
Under-age drinking at its best, my parents have left for the day and I'm on my first of 3 samples. First thing I noticed was the beautiful lacey, white head, which lasted until the beer was gone. The color, however was hardly impressive, thin pale yellow, like the urine from a well hydrated dog. The nose is hoppy and malty, slightly tart. Good amount of carbonation. The flavor has a slight hop bitterness, it has more depth than many other lagers, but is still a pretty straight forward brew, no real surprises. This beer is so expensive I feel like I should be wearing a top hat and a monocle when I drink it. If you have the money to spend on this, skip this one and pick up one of Sammy's stouts or the nut brown.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2003
Sweet, malty nose. Chewy, noticeable texture with an active carbonation from start to finish. Slight alcohol nip. Very mild hop bitterness in the finish. Drinkable and noncloying.


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