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

bottled
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RATINGS: 650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


hfmejias' rating

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hfmejias (872) - 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mackeon (69) - - JAN 17, 2015
Excellent lager, very idiosyncratic hoppy, lemony aroma, good carbonation, very refreshing, clearly English bitter or maybe pale ale influenced the brewers at Sam Smith’s when they came up with this. And an equally idiosyncratic label, too.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (147) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Pours golden with next to no head. Aroma of apple cider and prunes. Tastes like lager with a stewed apple kick. Mediocre at best.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
damzz (290) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a pale yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. The nose is sweet cereal. The palate is medium thin body - lager body. The taste is light malt with some bitterness. So, it’s "organic" and then it’s pasteurized. How "organic" is that?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ContemplateBeer (1608) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Aroma: Semi-sweet honey cereal without much hop presence; maybe a little lemony. Appearance: Still yellow pour with a ring of white head. Flavor: Sweetness pares back a little with slightly toasted honey cereal; just a little lemon towards the finish. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Liked this alright, but actually preferred the regular organic lager.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MichaelAwesome (4744) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
A very simple and average piwo with some yeast and rye upfront. Watery taste with nearly no taste. Some butter in the back rising the potential. Still a simple one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (4749) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a clear deep golden colour with an low head and medium body. Aroma of straw and hops. Taste of hops, straw, citrus fruits, hay, barn and white bread. Crisp one with a mild and boring finish. Average lager beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2184) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Keg at the Fitzroy Tavern, served in attractive glassware. Pale yellow, sparkling, clear, big foamy white head, thick lacing. Aroma is musty lager. Body is medium, spritzy, slightly foamy. Taste is soft biscuit and straw, soft bitterness. This is a very good lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (993) - CROATIA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at Pivkan, Zagreb. Pours clear yellow with white head. Malty, bit grassy, sweet, malty, light bitterness. Light bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2678) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 5, 2014
From cask(?) at the Olde Chesire Cheese, Fleet Street London, 24.11.2014. Fizzy clear gold with a creamy head. Sweet malty aroma. A little oxidized and very malty and mildly bitter taste. Medium-bodied, slightly bitter and malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchad56 (25) - - NOV 16, 2014
Has a light straw golden appearance - fizzy initial appearance, nice aroma, taste very refreshing and very enjoyable for a lager as not my usual choice


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