ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew pours a light clear yellow with a tall creamy off white head that doesn't stick around long. The lacing is good. The nose is stunted; I could pick up just a hint of grains. The brew starts sweet with a warm alcoholic middle. The finish is bready with a hint of lingering bitterness. The light and creamy body is lively, the finish feels alcoholic. It's hard to get excited about any lager, and this one is par for the course.
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
When poured this brew had a small white head with fine-small bubbles that quickly diminished. There was a lot of carbonation with this brew. The body was cloudy and pale yellow in hue. The aroma was malty and the lacing was fair on the sides of my glass. In my opinion, this brew had a bitter taste that lingered.
thedm (5609) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized white bubbles that left little lacing and a cloudy straw yellow carbonated body. It has a plesant malt-hop aroma. Ifelt it was a rather smooth brew with a mild hop flavor. Its a nice all-around brew, but nothing special to write home about.
paulmcharris (7) - USA - JUN 7, 2003 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden light color with little or no head. not too sweet, mild with a fresh bouquet lingering on the tongue.
Ungstrup (34218) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A light yellow beer with no head. The flavor is sweet and malty. An average beer.
JFGrind (1992) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2003
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A crisper version of any half decent American Standard. I could drink this Lager all the time if it was thirteen bucks a case.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good lager. Nice malt flavor, good color. Not the best of Samuel Smith's brews, but still very good.
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 (3509) - 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.