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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%
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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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1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2012
Clear yellow pour, a touch orange. Basically no head. Aroma is pretty skunky and doughy. Flavor is crisp and pretty clean. I just never like this malt flavor in such light beers. Whether theres corn in there or not, thats all I taste. Other than the skunk, which I cant really blame the brewer for in this case, theres no real off flavors. I guess this is about as cleanly as you can pull the style off. Even so, maybe it could offer something more than this. Just a slight wash of hops in the back for balance, just enough to clean the malt off the tongue in the finish, but not enough to really enjoy. I dont care for the style, but I think it can still be done better than this.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (22523) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle. Clear yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma has a quick whiff of sulphur, then corn and cereal. Taste is very lightly bitter straw. Decent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (4563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2015
Pale, light golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, light hops, light paper. Light bitter flavour, quite sweet, biscuit. FInish malts and paper.
(from draught @ Princess Louise, RBESG 2014, London

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7344) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2016
Hazed pale golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Malty, mild grain, mild fruity and herbal flavor. Decent and easy to drink.
[On tap at Anchor Tap (Tower Bridge) in London, England]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (466) - SCOTLAND - DEC 16, 2015
500ml bottle. A pleasant light refreshing lager, one of the best I have tried.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 5, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Very nice clean lager aroma and taste. If you have a few extra bucks to spare and want a lager, this is your choice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfontana (840) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Cigarette City. Appearance is clear, highlighter yellow with minimal sparkle, less than finger-width white foamy head with poor retention and trace lacing. Aroma is English hops and cracker malts, light fruit. Taste is as aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with watery texture, soft carbonation and crisp, nondescript finish. Overall, softer and fuller than most lagers, light fruit and English hops make presence known more than average lager, but nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (3633) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2016
355ml bottle bb03/2016, Maruhn. Unspectacular lager offering by subtle ale masters SS: artificial carbonations results in a rougher prickle, transporting: cornsweet biscuit grains, an inkling of grassy-herbal hops going on lemonade soon stuck in dusty grain, dried celery leaving a dry papery finish with a dungy vegetable twang. Subpar to many a Bavarian Helles, obviously flawed but still drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9817) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2015
550ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Aromas of corn, cooked green beans, light malt. Taste is more of the same. Clean, crisp finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3840) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2016
16.9 oz bottle pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste of grass, grain and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (548) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
I found the softness of this beer, in the mouth feel and the hopping to be the winning feature. Its a very easy, chill drink. Malty, toasty, moderately hopped that is Id say a more gentle drink.


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