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


on tap

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RATINGS: 658   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 lagerís flavour, purity and condition.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
humlelala (1101) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
(55 cl bottle from Kervanís; BBD: Illegible) Pours a clear, pale golden with medium white head and lively carbonation. Decent retention. Aroma is green apple, hay and noble hops. Light body, watery texture and a slightly dry mouthfeel. Flavour is initially slightly sweet but the hops dry out the impression even if they donít do anything else. A bit too light and watery to really make a good impression.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (12915) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle from Ramirez Liquor. Pale golden color with a white head. Grainy sweetness on the nose, apple, grass, soap, and biscuit. A touch of earth and some fruity esters. The flavor is a bit stale. Old bread, apple, soap, and grass. Kind of just grainy and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9273) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
500mL thanks to womencantsail. Clear golden pour. Spotty foam. Husky raw nose, sticky nasties. Not a good nose- probably stale. Go figure. Taste is not bad, cidery, husky, a bit sticky. Soapy perhaps. Not offensive, but not much going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
foyle (316) - Wyoming, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: 2"+ fluffy white head recedes slowly. Moderate lacing and moderate carbonation. Color is straw and mostly clear. Aroma: smell is of fruity hops (almost a grape/raisin aroma), yeasty bread, and lightly toasted malts. Mouthfeel: light and slightly sticky. Finishes crisp, dry, and refreshing. Flavor: nicely balanced lager with sweet malts holding forth but enough floral hops to even it out. Overall: I canít find anything to criticize about this beer. Excellent and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
yellow and clear. sweet corn and a touch of vegetable flavor. Sweet clean flavors. so e to be desired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3355) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
From a really old rating note I found while packing up my house for a move: Flowery hop aroma. Clean light gold pour. Crisp malts and grains. Nice drinkable lager. 7.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (517) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2013
Rather ordinary Pale Lager, luckely not bad though. Poured in a nice big glass with somewhat thick texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KeefOz (1115) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Tasted 23/4/2013 draught "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese", London. Poured a clear pale golden colour with a one-finger white foamy head that laced poorly. Moderate to high carbonation with lots of small bubbles forming trails. Aroma slightly of sweet malt. Taste of sweet malt followed by earthy hops - no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth with a sweet light finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ManVsBeer (5668) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Rare cask version @ Sinclairís Oyster bar in Manchester. Unexciting lager but tasty enough with a very clean and smooth taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle from Parkhill. Very intense for the style. Aromas of citrus. caramel, hay, nutty. Taste is sweet, with average length. Velvety.

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