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

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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (20759) - 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.

2.5
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1377) - 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.

2.5
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (5383) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pivo (2626) - GERMANY - MAR 3, 2005
Farty grainy nose, gold color, foamy sticky head. Honey and cereal tates with a dirty, gritty end. Soapy mouthfeel. Not a good lager overall. They should stick to ales...

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2006 Color is pale yellow, with foamy white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is light and malty. Flavor is also light, malt and some floral. Texture is smooth. Clean short finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
Draught - Some pub near Tralfagar Square London. A straw coloured lager with a white head and lacing. The aroma is slightly grassy hops with a little malt but also an icy nose. The taste is well balanced with a decent hop/malt balance for an English brewed lager. Drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11387) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Golden yellow with a little creamy head. Some fruitiness in the aroma. Very ’clean’ taste but rather watery. Slightly dry but not too much hoppyness.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2006
Draught at The Cittie of York Holborn London WC1 20 Sep 06. Golden coloured. A stable small head. Hoppy aroma. Dry bitter flavour. OK lager.


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