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


on tap

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RATINGS: 676   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2007
poured with little head, smells of apples, smooth and decent flavor, nothing really that special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
naplesbeerfan (17) - Naples, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Very nice golden color with a mild head. I was expecting great flavor, but was disappointed with the generic taste. Aroma was less than desirable. Wouldn’t purchase or drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a clear gold color with a thin, bright white head. Slightly sweet aroma of light malt and corn syrup. Flavor is similarly sweet, with the addition of some honey tones. Light body and moderately carbonated. A typical lager with just a bit more sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
Voldby Gaardmarked, DK. Bottled, 300808. Golden with small head. Aroma and flavor is malt with tones of hay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drpimento (2966) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Poured with a nice head and some lace has a nice light malty aroma. Pleasing gold color. Nice body. Very well balanced. Not a lot of flavor. Super subtle. Clean. Just not a lot there. Finish is similar to the rest. Guess it’s not bad, kind of boring. I like all the other Sam Smiths a lot more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22887) - 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 (1380) - 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.

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