BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle pourd a sparkling golden yellow with a frothy white head. Had a light sour tinge in the finish probably from the carbination. Over all a good, easy drinking beer.
Down2die (108) - IRELAND - NOV 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from 550ml Goode & Lovett linen green bottom fermenting yeasts nd soft hops character will be returning yes indeedy
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Lightly sweet, with malt present. ... Appearance: Deep gold, with very little head. ... Flavor: More complex than most domestic lagers. Crisp up front, malty, sweet middle, dry finish. ... Palate: delightfully dry. Overall: Another solid selection from ol’ Sammy Boy.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Didn’t taste any hay. not a bad beer for a lager
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.
crdic (105) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A refreshing, pleasant, malty pale lager with a frothy head. Well-balanced, with a clean finish. A very good beer, but a little too sweet for my taste.
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not quite fair to review this without a side by side comparison to the organic version. Clean cereal notes on the subtle nose. Balanced citrus. Very enjoyable.
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
excellent beer. a flavorful lager. very pure. great for a summer day. malted barley and hops make for a craftul beer.
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Samuel’s Smith’s Pure Brewed Lager is decent. Not my first choice because it is a little boring
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 550ml bottle into large dimpled mug.
Aroma - Very light malt, grassy, a bit of lemon.
Appearance - Pale straw yellow in color with pure white 1 finger creamy head. Head diminishes very quickly, but leaves nice lacing.
Flavor - Maltier than I would expect, grassy, slight citrus and floral on the finish.
Palate - Light and crisp. Not overly carbonated.
Overall - I’m not a big fan of lagers, but this would be a good lager to give to friends stuck on American macro ’lagers’. Crisp, refreshing and flavorful.