Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Pale Lager
Tadcaster, England


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RATINGS: 670   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajolly2 (129) - USA - AUG 17, 2006
Drank this one a while back as well, plus I was a little high already, so I dont quite remember enough to give adequate feedback. I am a lager guy, though, and this one wasnt one of my favorites. I will say that it tasted good enough to drink again, and I think you should try it (or anything else from Samuel Smith).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WSSmiles (124) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle, poured color was like an apple juice with a white head. Not much of an aroma to this lager. Taste was very similar. Somewhat disappointing for a S. Smith, the Oatmeal and Porter were so much more, should I say it Fergie, smithalicious. Anyway not up to par for Samual Smith.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PolishHammer (124) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2010
For my 100th beer, thought it would be cool to rate a lager, rather than an ale. Might as well pick one from one of my favorite breweries of all time. Appearance is golden yellow and clear, with a big white fluffy head that persists throughout the session. Aroma smells sweet and fruity, dried apricot notes. Taste matches aroma, with smooth mouth feel and light carbonation. Very easy drinking lager, only criticism is that its a bit too sweet...but because I like sweeter beers, it doesnt bother me as much as it may bother some. A nice lager, in my opinion, underrated. Not as dry and crisp as a german lager, but sweet and enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Thin lager, light brown coloring, not dense. Decent beer that doesn't overwhelm in taste and texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Nice representation of a simple honest lager. Grassy grain aroma followed by biscuit and grain flavor, trying to be sweet and dry at same time, a little off onbalance. Nice hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Pretty average in every category. ..... Aroma is disappointing, has a nice dark gold appearance with very little head.....crisp taste but leaves almost nothing on the palate. ...... I wont repurchase it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - DEC 31, 2006
Bottled. Not a lot going on with this brew...pretty similar in smell and taste to budweiser products, not impressive and not much different then any other canned beer I could get down the street.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
Why not help to save the Earth one pint at a time? This is a very nice beer thats gotten a bad rap. An interesting malt flavor combines with a charismatic (if not really bitter) hop character to create a very nice balance. Maybe a little light for the standard Sam Smith drinker, but also very clean. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crdic (105) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2002
This lager has a very pretty clear gold appearance, but beyond that its not particularly remarkable. The taste isnt bad, but is somehow lacking. This is my least favorite of Sam Smiths generally excellent brews.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Well, no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best light lagers out there. Its a quaffer, so just a little cereal presence on the nose. The palate is light but very balanced with just enough sweetness to temper the slight bitterness. In other words, light years ahead of other lagers. A good dose of fizziness to help you wash down whatever dish you are pairing it with (hopefully greasy and in front of a widescreen TV with football on it). Keep a six pack in your fridge in case your buddies come over and ask for Bud Light, MGD, Corona, or Heineken (yuck!).

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