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


on tap

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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light, clear gold with a medium, foamy and pure white head. Light, pale malt aroma with faint, earthy hops. Mildly sweet flavor with some bread, hay and grass. Hops catch up in the later stages. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes fairly crisp, dry and sweet. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2011
Draught at Princess Lousie, London. Pale golden beer, decent head. Citrus and hop aroma. Citrus flavor, some bread, some grass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (17801) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2011
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 270811

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17701) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Frisch herber, deutlich süß-getreidiger Antrunk, der das Bier auch im weiteren Verlauf dominiert. Etwas trocken, süffig, erfrischend, die Gerste führt. Zum Ende würziger auf hellmalzigen, erneut von der Getreidigkeit regierter Basis. Abgerundetes, stimmig würziges Lager! 8/9/10/9/11/9

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2005
Bottled at The Champion, London Xmas Pub Crawl. Must admit I prefered the Organic lager that Chris_o had. Thin white head tops a lager gold body. Lager hop nose, bit thin in mouth, but mostly inoffensive. Nose as it goes down gets progressively more sickly

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (17225) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at friends - 27/08/12. Clear pale gold with a thin white head and lively carbonation present. Sweet pale malt on the nose allied to grain, cereals, touch of citrus and a good dash of honey. Taste follows nose and you get a little honey in a fairly sweet finish. Medium bodied, carbonation was surprisingly low on the palate when contrasted with its visual appearance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle. Medium head with ok duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste aremalt and hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2006
Bottled. Clear, pale golden with a white head. Malt, some grain and apple-fruityness in the aroma. The flavor has a malty sweetness, well balanced with the hops. Medium body and a nice apple-fruity finish. Stick to the ales, Samuel Smith. (061124)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2001
As lagers go, this is one of the best - great cookie-like maltiness.

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