Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Pasteurised
A full-bodied lager with lots of malt and hop character. A touch hoppier than many lagers yet perfectly balanced with lots of fruity hop character and fragrance.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mecafilo (210) - Perugia, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a pale gold clear colour, small frothy white head. Aroma is mdium malty, with notes of bread, and slightly hoppy, with some notes of hay; not very intense. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. An ok lager, but nothing really special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (4174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Reminds me of a nice German helles lager, very much cereal grains, but full of flavor. Tends to the sweet side, with a bit of bitter dryness at the end. The way lagers should be done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1475) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
a nice sweet malt aroma. has a nice light traditional lager taste followed by some grassy malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanMalloy (5) - - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
Good beer. More of a honeyish malt flavor than most lagers. The hops taste different too, more like the hops used in ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
traviskurowski (27) - - JAN 2, 2015
Great lager. Crisp, malty, fresh, good head on first pour (thick, white). Bottle.SE14N1. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1387) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Very light smell almost none, taste is unique, slightly fruity but dissipates quickly...smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (2104) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a fair head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel with grain and bit of fruit. Taste of malt sweetness, caramel and grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Fairly light body, quite smooth with a bit of a malty feel. Bit above the typical lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (2020) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Aroma: English hops meet the nose first; lemony and slightly floral. For me, the malts set this apart; it has that slightly honeyed quality that reminds me of Czech malts. Appearance: Slightly tinted, mostly still gold pour with a foamy white head that settles into a healthy skin. Flavor: Honey cereal with touches of lemon, especially toward the finish, which is lightly bitter/semi dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, lightly bitter finish. Overall: Englands answer to Pilsner Urquell? Maybe I go too far, but I thought this was very nice. Would be a regular customer if this came in competitively priced six packs (or, heaven forbid, cans).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10468) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"good organic beer...consistently good, a feat in itself. i like the organic ale just a touch better, but they are both quite enjoyable. this one is just a touch more bitter and lighter in color."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (6206) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle: Clear, light gold with a puffy white head. Bready, light fruit/apple aroma. Taste is mildly sweet grain malt, honey, bread. Clean....a little towards the sweet side. A solid, if slightly plain Lager.

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