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

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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2342) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2013
550 ml bottle, poured into an english pint glass. ABV 5% Clear golden yellow colour on the body, white soapy head on top, nice two fingers tall. Good retention, little lacing on the glass. Aroma of grass, hay and a bit of apple juice. Taste is sweet, malts, again some apples, and grass. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Pretty good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (937) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2013
550ml bottle into a Samuel Smith nonic. Pours a clear straw yellow with a billowy two finger head that very quickly fizzles away to a very thin cap. Abundant carbonation keeps the little foam around for awhile though. Aroma of bready grain along with some soft noble hops. Not very strong but subtle and soft. A tiny bit of orange and lemon zest as well. The flavor provides lots of bread with grassy/floral hops along with a hint of biscuit. Very typical for the style but this feels just a little more refined than some cheaper versions. Soft, clean mouthfeel with a nice crisp finish. Overall, a decent, quaffable beer but not worth the steep price it commands. I would much rather drink a Baltika 3.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2110) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
Bottled 0,50L - . Golden bubbly color, medium head resistance. Malty and dried grassy aroma, pleasant cereals notes, little dampen final. Good lively taste, medium prickly body with an agreeable bitter content. Good alcoholic content, medium persistant final.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrepintado (1473) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 30, 2013
355ml bottle from taberna belga, braga, portugal. Light golden color with thin white head. Aroma is herby and light hop.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
Above average beer but this is from someone who never really poops his pants in shock after drinking lagers... I was a bit surprised by the amount of carbonation...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbopslt (350) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Pale yellow in color. Half inch head, minor lacing. Very strong aroma of malt, rather pleasant. Full bodied taste for a lager, finishes strong with a heavy malt almost syruplike aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12 Oz. Bottle. Poured Golden clear with little white head. Aroma of bread (yeast) citrus fruit and malts. Taste is of grains, hops and malts, quite sweet and easy to drink, very smooth and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2013
A - Pours a beautiful hazy golden orange. Nice 2 finger head the stays around until the last 1/4 of the beer. S - Sweet yeast, honey, hints of floral, toasted bread, sweet malt. T - Pretty much the same as smell. Yeast, honey, bread, floral, malt, with gentle spice on the finish. This a great tasting brew. The smell and flavor profile was something I’ve never experienced before. Different but good. It just feels like a lot of love went into making this beer. Serving type: bottle 07-16-2010

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2013
Another off the line of beers I thought I’d had already. This one just doesn’t sparkle in the way I had hoped. Firstly it produces up a sunny gold and bright with a quickly fleeting white head leaving it shameless and exposed. The nose offers little more than a grainy, sweet and grassy wash with a hint of honey, straw and lemon peel. Quite grassy, gassy and heavy, yeasty for a lager that seems light on the palate chilled. Sits heavy in the stomach. A hint of lemon tea over layers of bready, dull malts and honey. Soapy finish has a touch more mown lawn. Too drabby and sickly to be enjoyed. Not a fan! (55cL, BBE 09/13, Thirsty Camel, Butler)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2648) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
550ml brown bottle. Pours clear and light yellow. White foam, ok lacing. Nose has straw and a bit of caramel. Taste has straw/grassy hops, clean grains. Finish has light grains, tiny bit of grass hop. Lots of carbonation, light bodied. Easy drinker, better than expected.


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