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


on tap

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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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 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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (3534) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (814) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3501) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 7, 2003
For all of its hype, I thought that it was a very thin brewed lager, I was expecting much more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2003
Malty nutty aroma. Usual pil/lager appearance with foamy white head. Malty flavour with a bitter hoppy finish. To be honest its a bit thin only a slightly above average lager, SS should stick to making quality ales. The Germans and Czechs are the best at this sort of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (686) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
hoppy nose, standard lager appearance, golden colour and small head, nice balance of malt and hops, hoppy aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5432) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2003
For a person who doesn't like lagers I was very impressed by the soft buttery nature of this brew. Quite subtle and quite delicious. Like a fresh meadow in Springtime.

   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.

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