Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good lager. Nice malt flavor, good color. Not the best of Samuel Smith's brews, but still very good.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Aubrey (3502) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
For all of its hype, I thought that it was a very thin brewed lager, I was expecting much more.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
SilkTork (5450) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
RobBestwick (706) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hoppy nose, standard lager appearance, golden colour and small head, nice balance of malt and hops, hoppy aftertaste
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good carbonation; nice tall head; very smooth, mild flavor with just a little bitterness in the finish.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - MAR 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!