omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden coloured. Medium bodied, with some discrete complexity. Low bitterness. By far my least favourite of Samuel Smith’s beers.
mchinn (22) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
OK lager. I was expecting a little more, but it has a good lager bite. I like Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout the best. Wonderful! Check that out.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the best UK brewed lager. Not too lively appearance, but looks are deceiving. Nice spritzy palate, crisp, sharp dry finish. Enough hops, mellows into sweeter aftertaste.
joet (1990) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice slightly burnt clear golden color and full head falling slowly in pocks to a few pods of white blobs. The aroma is lasting and excellent -- all a masculine perfume, as much floral as it is leather. Good round malty and dampened hop flavors on a lightly effervescent, smooth rounded body finishing quick, clean with some soft light ’old books’ notes.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Beer ever, repeat, best beer ever!!!!! I love this stuff, and even mentioned it in my profile. Can I afford a 4-pack a night, no way! But i love it, clean, clear, no bitterness, and a mild taste of hops and grain. They serve this in heaven people so if you’re not sure where you are going, try this now befoe it may be too late!
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2006 Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with a light note of soap. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Great example of a maligned style...too bad more plain joe lagers aren’t as good.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, drinkable, just not one of their better beers.
Ron (2186) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2003 Good beer, I enjoyed it. Not top of the lager crop though.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty and almost marzen. Well-balanced and good drinking. Better than most beers you’ll find, but not as distinguished as Sam Smith’s fine ales and porters.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i’m not a big lager fan, however this was very good, nice rich aroma, full bodied taste