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


on tap

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RATINGS: 638   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 lager’s flavour, purity and condition.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - OCT 1, 2002

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 Wow! A superb lager brewed where you’d least expect it. Superior head. Beautiful grainy aroma followed by a wonderfully smooth malt, classic lager flavor. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2003 The beer pours a clear yellow color with a big white head. Head retention is good and it leaves good lacings on the glass. The aroma is grassy and hay-like with some malts and hops detectable. The flavor is mostly malts, with some hops poking through. It has a clean, grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 16, 2002
a very good lager. light malt grassy aroma. taste is sweet and balanced with a bitter finish. smoth , yet well carbonated palate. another good beer from Sam Smiths

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2002
Not bad at all for a lager, excellent malt taste, a little watery...but refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2002
smooth drinking lager, but nothing special though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
A refreshing, pleasant, malty pale lager with a frothy head. Well-balanced, with a clean finish. A very good beer, but a little too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Dark slightly translucent amber, with a TV-commercial quality thick husky white head. Mown-grass aroma is refreshing compared to most of the lagers I’ve had of late; very fresh, not too "heavy" but definitely present. Flavor very malty, with hop bitterness only present near the end. VENOM writes a great review, I’m not sure what I can add; not quite as crazy about it as he was (I think the finish could be a bit wetter and seems a might sour), but its a very likable, full-flavored lager that puts 90% of American versions to shame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Crystal clear golden straw. Small, sticky white head. Slow rising carbonation. Fresh aroma of pale malts, hay, straw and grassy, spicy hops. Clean and crisp with a bite and spicy hop edge. Followed by a lingering straw and toasted white bread aftertaste. Medium body. Hard water like minerals flair at times. Refreshingly zesty and zippy. Balanced from start to finish. Finishes dry, malty and fuller, with a fresh mown hay aftertaste that lingers on forever. A classic that proves a beer doesn’t need to smack you in the face to be good. Just a down to earth, superbly crafted brew.

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