madsberg (10308) - SÝborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This lager has a very pale color and a quickly dissapating head... The flavor is slightly sweet.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is good "drinkin" beer. Much more malty and complex than most lagers. Refreshing with a dry finish.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Absolutely clear and golden, light carbonation, fully diminishing head. Fresh aroma of buttered bread (dinner rolls) and honey. Lots of soft, pale malt, and lightly bitter, this is a very tasty lager. My only complaint that the texture is a bit watery. Also, one of the most attractive bottle/labels Iíve seen lately, with a really cool gold and green foil hops motif around the neck.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden color with a medium thick white head and lots of lace. Slightly sweet yet bitter malt aroma well balanced with hops and a hint of fruitiness. Hoppy slightly sweet flavor with a little bit of lemon accents and a hoppy finish. light to medium bodied and slightly dry.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I canít knock Samuel Smith beers even if itís not in my genre... Iíd drink motor oil if they made it.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Is Smithís the most consistent big brewer? Such quality in this; earthy aromas, malty, bready aroma and flavors, and just the right balance of hops to send a tingle to the tongue. Delicious. If only American standards could be 1/3 this good!
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The perfect amount of carbonation for me (much more than the oatmeal stout), very hoppy flavor, thick in content and bitter yet not overpowering aftertaste. Elegant pouring beer from an awesome bottle. I am Sammy Smithís new #1 fan and I look forward to trying his other varieties in the very near future.
PorterPounder (5591) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight malty aroma upon pouring. Nice, white creamy - but quickly dissipating head. Nice, even golden appearance. Faint, sweet pipe tobaccy taste - very full bodied and smooth going down. American lagers should take some notes.