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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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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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2002

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2003
Hazy golden,with a big,white,head. Good,floral,toffe-malt,aromas are well balanced.Mouthfeel is nice,not over carbonated. Good malty flavors with a nice,floral finish.Malts linger in finish as well.This is one of my favorite lagers.Always enjoy drinking this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Poured a clear golden color wit ha decent sized white head. Nice, citrusy aroma. Light carbonated mouthfeel. Flavorful, lightly hopped ... a nice, clean finish. Very good beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
From a 550ml bottle. Poured a bright gold with a very light whiote head that dissipated within 2 minutes. Little if any lacing. Tiny sparking bubbles. The smeel was almost non-existent but sweet, like fresh cut grass. Smelled a bit creamy? I must admit I was a bit disappointed when I tasted it. Tasted of light, bright malt with just a hint of hoppy aftertaste. Light bodied and pleasant but nothing special whatsoever. What a letdown! However, as it warmed a bit and I got used to the subtle flavors (I had the whole 550ml in one sitting so these impressions are from the second glass) it is remarkably complex for a light lager. I would attribute this to two things: 1. The hops that are used are different from the hops I have tasted in most American light lagers. (My buds aren’t sharp enough to tell what kind) 2. There is a subtle creaminess similiar to the creamy taste of their oatmeal stout. One of my new favorite lagers but I really had to give it a chance.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Pours from brown 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Nice golden hue with lots of carbonation. Aroma is grains with faint floral and some pleasant citrus. Taste is rather grainy malts with just enough hops to keep you interested. Very delicately balanced. An excellent lager and a perfect summer session candidate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tmfi (27) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2007
pours a light yellow-gold with little to no head. Typical to lagers this beer has a good push of malts and leaves the hops to the background where they can just linger in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (494) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Strange to have bought a British lager--here goes. Pours a bubbly, transparent golden body with a swiftly thinning, white head--looks "pure"... aroma is reminiscent of of an Eastern block pilsner--crisp sharp malts and perfumy yeast... full-bodied yet pleasantly mouth-watering and satisfying with a buttery-smooth presence in texture... malt is soft and sweet--balanced with a mellowness that invites another... lagers are tough to argue against when they present little flaw, and the Samuel Smith brewers aren’t about to offer a second-rate anything apparently... clean and crisp, as a lager should be...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (101) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
17.7 FL OZ ($5.99) very good lager, im not really into lager but this was a surprise. this was good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tbopslt (343) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Pale yellow in color. Half inch head, minor lacing. Very strong aroma of malt, rather pleasant. Full bodied taste for a lager, finishes strong with a heavy malt almost syruplike aftertaste.


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