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

bottled
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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsradcliffe99 (6) - USA - JUL 2, 2002 does not count
Nice aroma with a crisp follow thru. I havenít found a Sam Smith that didnít like yet.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
A very respectable lager brew from Smithís. Good, but not magnificent. Hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 21, 2008 One of the best imported lagers that I have enjoyed in recent months. Adequately hoppy, very smooth and easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2002
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coopec (20) - Portland, Connecticut, USA - MAY 16, 2002
As a lager should be. No surprises. Great to enjoy during the summer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2002
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 19, 2002
Smooth and light flavored, a good lager. Lagers just arent that good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2002
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.


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