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


on tap

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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Straw color with abundant carbonation. Aroma of butterscotch and grassy hops. Buttery flavor as well. Lots of diacetyl in this puppy. I enjoyed this less than any other brew from Samuel Smith.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Hazy golden color, big foamy white head. A very easy beer to drink, with a lot of citrus flavoring. Excellent for a lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (553) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Easy drinking lager with lemon and spices within. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2003
(Bottle) Light golden colored lager pours with a medium, white head. Good taste with hints of herbs and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Thin, light-yellow lager. Medium-sized, frothy white head. Spotty lacework. The nose is extremely frail, but lightly floral. Undertones of butter and damp straw. Well-bittered with hints of grapefruit peel, corn and lime. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Short, very astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2003
Flat lager appearance with a lager aroma mixed with a German wheat beer. The flavour is lightly hopped. Overall a plain lightly hopped lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2003
MGC under a medium off white short lasting head. Mild slighty metallic herbal grassy perfumed hop aroma. Medium thinnish bodied. Short grainy sweet malty start. Longer bitter hoppy middle. Short fading sweeter finish switching to more bitter after taste. Pretty good for a lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2003
very rich and good lager. mine was in the bottle, but ive had it before from a glass, a good lager, and perhaps one of my favorite lager beers. small head, nice aroma, good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Sam Smith has yet to dissapoint. This was a nice and slighlty bitter lager. This was some of the best lager that I have ever had, it had a very distinct yeasty or breadlike quality. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Brown bottle...GOOD. Pours yellow and fizzy. Large, fast fading off white head. Aroma of fresh bread. Flavor starts lightly sweet followed by a little bitterness and finishing lightly spicy and kinda dry. My favorite lager so far.

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