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

bottled
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RATINGS: 625   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
Not much to say, that the commercial description does not already cover. The appearance is clear and yellow, with a fizzy soda head. The aroma is malty and bready, with alot of grass. The flavor is lightly astringent, with a really bad aftertaste. I did not care for this one, but then again I have never been a big fan of lagers.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2004
When compared to other lagers, this is pretty good. But, there just isn’t much too it. It is sweet with crisp carbonation and barely any bitterness. A very refreshing beer, but not much else.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WisconsinBeer (704) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2006
So the question is - is this beer well rated because it is a known brand or because the beer itself is good? I thought this beer was boring, with nothing really standing out above and beyond the usual macroswill lager. I like the other Sam Smith beers, but this didnt really do anything for me.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2006
550 ml bottle. Pale golden body with foamy white head. Weak aroma with traces of hop and malt. Flavor has a certain bitterness, a bit sour and also quite sweet as well. This is not a great lager from a great brewery.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2008
12 ounce bottle- poured an anemic yellow with a stark white, short lived head. Aroma was almost nonexistant. What little taste there was somewhat sweet with just a hint of malt. Boring, average beer at a premium beer price. Skip it.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2008
Full pint, keg at Cittie of Yorke, Holborn. Served chilled. Golden body, under a white, filmy layer. Discreet malty to the nose. Brief flavour notes of herbal hops and some vegetables. Soft and clean tasting, but otherwise a rather ordinary lager (09.08.2008).

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sc0ttyd0g (17) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
better than the sam smiths alpine, much smoother with a bit of a biscuit aroma. still pretty watery though and lacks a punch

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Pure Brewed Lager
Date: November 01, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear pale gold, wispy white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet corn and cereal aroma, light floral hops, touch of green apple
Flavor: sweet cereal flavor, light floral hops, well balancing bitterness with a long bitter finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2009
pours out pale gold in color producing a bubbly white finger thick head that was fast to move its way down, but not to fast. the body was super clear pale gold in color just like the way it poured. the aromas are faint. i dont really smell that much but i do get slight pine, light yeast, and really not much else. it is medium bodied but finishes kind of watery but not dry. i dont really get much flavor other then flavored water(lol). this has to be a light beer, and kind of disapointing. its kind of citrusy, no bitterness, a little sweet, and has an oily feeling on my tongue. no that good of a beer, but would give to a girl on a hot day instead of a miller lite.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
550ml bottle. Pours with a foamy golden as head. Very lively carbonation. Aroma is of wheat, malt, and some fruit. Does not smell bad, but does not smell all that good either. Taste is of wheat, yeast, and slight amount of fruit. Has a very dusty malt taste. Lingering wheat flavor. Does not taste very good either. Has a strange bitterness that makes it less than enjoyable.


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