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

bottled
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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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 lager’s flavour, purity and condition.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2000
Very refined and easy to drink. A classic!

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
realmazz (5) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2004 does not count
I could really get smashed on this stuff if it was only cheaper. The best lager I’ve tried so far.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Bottle from Whole Foods. Clear golden yellow lager having small white head with spare lacing. Clean, crisp, light flowery hop aroma. Average carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied that starts with light nutty malt, middles out with bitterness and finishes with dry bitterness. A refreshing enjoyable beer, one of my favorites.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greedycheater (80) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2008
Slightly hazy, golden pour with moderate carbonation. As of the style, little to no head. Well balanced aroma with florals and sweetness. Unique, complex flavor for a lager - syrup and apricot or peach to start, with a dry hop finish. Very drinkable, definitely a session brew. Much better than a 59 rating.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2001

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2002
Didn’t taste any hay. not a bad beer for a lager

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emptylemon51 (12) - Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2009
This is a great lager. Aroma was the weakest point but it was more unexpected than poor. Good, clean taste throughout, as should be in any lager. Excellent part of Samuel Smith’s line of beers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Golden yellow, medium head, no lacing. Light and pleasant aroma, herbs & grains. Light taste, almost perfect for the style, well developed. Nothing too interesting or complex, but it more than satisfies. I want more.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slf245 (50) - USA - APR 3, 2009
A new favorite lager. Will buy again and again. Crisp, light, and makes me happy when I want something simple.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Down2die (108) - IRELAND - NOV 30, 2011
from 550ml Goode & Lovett linen green bottom fermenting yeasts nd soft hops character will be returning yes indeedy


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