ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this was pretty good. very unique beer. probably one of the most bitter lagers i have had. I like it alot. though there is a tinge of alcohol flavor on the finish that i didnt care for. very grassy.
jsradcliffe99 (6) - USA - JUL 2, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice aroma with a crisp follow thru. I havenít found a Sam Smith that didnít like yet.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice beer that suffers from clear glass and extended time in packaging. However, most fail to note that it does have a nice malt character and an interesting (if light) hop character. Bitteress is well balanced and the fermentation is clean. Hop aroma is OK.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very respectable lager brew from Smithís. Good, but not magnificent. Hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 One of the best imported lagers that I have enjoyed in recent months. Adequately hoppy, very smooth and easy drinking.
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
absolutely the best lager perhaps with Buzzardís Bay a close second. light in color, slight bitter aftetase, easy drinking in the summer. donít compare it to an Ale.
coopec (20) - Portland, Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
As a lager should be. No surprises. Great to enjoy during the summer.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma had a hint of tea and flowers in it. Golden color with a fast diminishing head. No lace. A little on the bitter side but overall a very good lager.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and light flavored, a good lager. Lagers just arent that good.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-Rate 04/16/02: Pours a clear light gold color, nice bright white head and decent lace. Nose is malt, clean and fresh. Front is sweetly malt, top is light, the finish has a decent hop spicy bite, dry, moderate carbonation leaves it acidic, but still one of the better íLagersí brewed anywhere.