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!
Frank (3534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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 (3501) - 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.
RobBestwick (686) - 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
SilkTork (5432) - 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.
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.