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


on tap

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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 lagerís flavour, purity and condition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Absolutely clear and golden, light carbonation, fully diminishing head. Fresh aroma of buttered bread (dinner rolls) and honey. Lots of soft, pale malt, and lightly bitter, this is a very tasty lager. My only complaint that the texture is a bit watery. Also, one of the most attractive bottle/labels Iíve seen lately, with a really cool gold and green foil hops motif around the neck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2003
Pale golden color with a medium thick white head and lots of lace. Slightly sweet yet bitter malt aroma well balanced with hops and a hint of fruitiness. Hoppy slightly sweet flavor with a little bit of lemon accents and a hoppy finish. light to medium bodied and slightly dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
I canít knock Samuel Smith beers even if itís not in my genre... Iíd drink motor oil if they made it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2002
Is Smithís the most consistent big brewer? Such quality in this; earthy aromas, malty, bready aroma and flavors, and just the right balance of hops to send a tingle to the tongue. Delicious. If only American standards could be 1/3 this good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2002
The perfect amount of carbonation for me (much more than the oatmeal stout), very hoppy flavor, thick in content and bitter yet not overpowering aftertaste. Elegant pouring beer from an awesome bottle. I am Sammy Smithís new #1 fan and I look forward to trying his other varieties in the very near future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5957) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Slight malty aroma upon pouring. Nice, white creamy - but quickly dissipating head. Nice, even golden appearance. Faint, sweet pipe tobaccy taste - very full bodied and smooth going down. American lagers should take some notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Bright gold color with very creamy white head. Decent hops and malt, not too pronounced. Well, after all, itís a lager not an IPA. Very mellow finish. I think Iíll have another.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2002
This is a good try at a German Helles style. Interesting to say the least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2002
This beer poured a straw color and formed a nice airy white head that left some nice lace. The aroma was of hops and malt. The flavor was also of hops and malt, with a slight sweetness of citrus with a bit of a doughy finish to it. Not a bad lager from Old Tadacaster crew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2002
Sweet grassy aroma, dark golden colour, with a huge white head. Crisp, clean, malt flavour. Fair bitterness. A pleasant experience.

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