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


on tap

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RATINGS: 663   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2002
Golden coloured. Medium bodied, with some discrete complexity. Low bitterness. By far my least favourite of Samuel Smith’s beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2002
Disappointing. Not as much flavor as I expected, but then England isn’t lager country, no matter what young people are statistically drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2003
Malty nutty aroma. Usual pil/lager appearance with foamy white head. Malty flavour with a bitter hoppy finish. To be honest its a bit thin only a slightly above average lager, SS should stick to making quality ales. The Germans and Czechs are the best at this sort of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2004
The most maligned group of drinkers in the UK are known as ’lager louts’. These mainly young men drink to get intoxicated and then cause problems for all and sundry with their often violent behaviour and anti-social activities. Why are they angry young men? Perhaps it is because they want their beers to be flavoursome, well hopped and nicley balanced against the malt. This beer is an example of what is not in a beer that satisfies. Look, it is well made and has a clarity and consistency that makes it anything but offensive. It’s just that it doesn’t excite like the other mambers of the SS family.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Malty light fruity, light hoppy aroma and taste. Medium body and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
greenmanalishi (506) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2009
Strong honey aroma, clean texture and taste, need to have a tasting session of the Taddy, Alpine and this equally...because I noticed that when I took a crawl of the Sam Smith’s London pubs I progressively gave higher marks the drunker I became...oh dear.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2010
Bottle, 5% at KØ10. Clear shiny golden colour. Low bitterness, hint of fruit. Quite dull.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tennessejed420 (926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2010
bottle. Pours clear light gold with fizzy white head. Aroma of light corn hops, hay. Thin mouth without being watery, has a delicate crispness. Unoffensive, yet uninteresting. I like their organic lager much better. This should be cheaper than their other offerings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (14827) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dynamiteninja (1694) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 28/2/2012 Keg at the Hansom Cab, York. Medium white gold. Wheat, hop, spice. Bitterness followed through with sweetness and leaving a dry finish. 4 3 4 2 8 #### Bottle. Medium white head. Gold body. Nose is lager malt, hops, biscuit, wheat, fruit, pure water, iron, nuts and tobacco. Bittersweet. Dry finish. Soft water. 6 3 6 3 12

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