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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England

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RATINGS: 660   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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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3.3
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2004
This beer exibited a light malt and cardboard nose with some hops evident. It is an impressive deep gold colour. Flavour is largely of sweet malt with a touch of hops in the background. It finishes dry with some lingering bitterness. I would have liked more hop presence but as far as lagers go this is ok.

3.9
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2003
More of a Pilsner than a lager. Nice golden color; looks like perfect apple juice. Good dry finish.

3.2
Jedsbrew (464) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Medium golden color with a good head and lacing. Quite yeasty like dough that's rising with a faint grassy/spicy note. Well endowed in body for a lager and fairly sweet, soft and bready with very little hop presence and a smooth light finish. I think this beer has potential but it just seemed unfinished.

3.1
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2003
Golden, with a big, white rocky head., which fades in the glass, leaving a slight lacing. Slightly sweet, fruity aroma with no hint of hop at all. Initially a sweet taste, with bitter/crispness following, and then a drying finish. No real hop flavour which left me somewhat dissappointed, but generally a pleasant enough brew.

3.3
beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2003
The first thing I noticed was that this was definitely sweeter than the regular Sam Smith's lager. Had a good malty flavor with some leafy-green flavors to it. Decent hop presence, but not quite as prevalent as the regular lager.

2.8
Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2003
Bottled. Golden beer with a shiny white head, serviced well from beneath. Light, corn syrup aroma with some twisted, feral hop notes as well. Slightly cheep corn syrup flavour but I guess you could try and pass it off for Organic. Full well rounded mouth feel. Decent bitter finish.

2
JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Papery, as most of the lighter fare Sam Smith beers seem to be. Light malt and tea flavors, even a bit tobacco-ish. Nice amount of hops at the end, that flowery, dry, bitter sort of hops. Not a great beer, but nothing too offensive.

2.4
SilkTork (5858) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2003
Pastuerised bottle. An acceptable global lager from Britain's expert in pastuerised beer. Good mouthfeel with moderate malt awareness and a light but crisp hop finish. Made more enjoyable for being drunk while watching England win the Rugby World Cup!

3.1
bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2003
Nice white frothy head on this golden coloured lager.Hoppy doughy aroma and a nice light bitterness balances out the malt flavours.

2.4
fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2003
Blond to golden color; big head. Strange aroma: white sugar, hay, paper. Some malt taste, quite round, light honey. Short finish, yet correctly bitter. There was no need to propose this Organic brew…


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