Samuel Smiths Alpine Lager (4.5%)

Formerly brewed at Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Keg lager.

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alari (30) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2007
Draught, many London locations. A perfectly good lager, one of the few I can actually drink, and far better than the usual stuff you get on the lager taps. Very thin head, crisp and refreshing flavour. Sure, it’s a lager, but for a lager it’s not half bad.

AWS9 (754) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
Draught in London. Had this awhile ago actually... but as I remember it, nothing special to look at (light golden with little head), but the taste was incredibly refreshing. Not much else you can ask of a pale lager really.

Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2007
Draught @ the Chandos. Yellow colour pour with thin white head. Sweet aroma also fruity / hoppy. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Slightly sweet finish. Pretty drinkable and decent beer.

bhensonb (16132) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
At the Citte of Yorke. Brassy color with a light head. Starts fresh, light malt, clean flavor. Light hop at the finish. A damn decent lager.

Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2007
Pint in the Waterguard, Cardiff. Fruity lager with a thin white head. Clear golden colour. Nice refreshing hoppy taste. Good for a lager.

Ungstrup (39104) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
A yellow beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet malty with slight notes of caramel and hops. The flavor is sweet malty with a crisp hoppiness. Nothing special, but very easily drinkable.

chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2006
Keg at The Cardinal, Westminster. A big pint of nothingness except a slight acidity coming from the carbonated fizz. Entirely bereft of aroma or flavour, its difficult to imagine a blander beer. The upside of that is that there is no adjuncty element to the aroma, or off flavours. To the extent that its not downright offensive, it must score higher than the same brewery’s Sovereign Bitter. I can’t imagine I’ll ever drink this again.

jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2006 Tap at Kings Arms, York: Aroma of sweet cereal type grains. yellow and very fizzy. Seemed to be a beer for the masses it was what everyone was drinking at the pub. flavor was lots of grainy type cereal with little hops. thin palate. no too great, but okay.

thewolf (12992) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2006
Tap. Dark golden with little film head. Mildly hoppy aroma. Taste is okay with a little fruit and a touch of bitterness.

ALLOVATE (3095) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2006
On draught @ the Anchor Tap, Tower Bridge.
After having a laugh at the fact every item in this bar, from the beer to the spirits and soda, is made by S. Smith I proceeded to order the worst available beer on tap. It looks like Coors in the glass with a similar thin, soapy pad that struggled to last the distance. Stale hops and CO2 aroma, so virtually lifeless even with the fizz. Light, gassy palate that is dry and cardboardy aside from a feint note of castor sugar, and some raspy, grassy hops in back make sure it finishes of crisp. Becomes soapy as it warms, as with every other dry lager out there, so it must be consumed quickly and preferably amongst groups of plebs and antisocial thugs who favour long drawn-out hangovers. Inoffensive, but bland as all hell.

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