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Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Premium Lager
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
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RATINGS: 684   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Golden colour, floral bouquet and light flavour of newly mowed hay.

Brewed with great care using only malted barley, hops, medium-soft water and a bottom-fermenting yeast; matured at low temperatures to bring out its delicate flavour and soft hop-character finish.

The cold maturation period allows the bottom-fermenting yeasts to secondary ferment and improve the lagers flavour, purity and condition.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Bottle, Poured pale yellow with thin white head. Good lacing. Aroma of bread and grass. Light bodied, sweet up front, short lasting flavor. Overall, a slightly above average lager, probably much better from the source.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
StuartC (74) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Burnished lemon-gold colour, quick-fading pure-white head with barely any fizz; Smells like ordinary lager, also doughnuts & demerara - strangely intriguing! Bounces all over the palate, lots of spritz yet not too fizzy, light bodied and a sharp finish; Flavours of hay & sweet malts, caramel with lifts of lemon-zest develop. Nothing boring about this lager, but at 5% I wouldnt want to drink too many of them either - in one sitting anyway.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (1609) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2016
Aroma is honey, caramel, straw and citrus. Taste is light sweet grain, clove, honey, and lemongrass. Fairly well balanced with slight bitterness on the tip. The mineral groumd water adds nice flavors to the body. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Antzrhere (116) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
From memory; pint on tap at Sam Smiths Bispham Hotel, Blackpool. Pours pale yellow. Aroma of wheat, biscuit, pinch of caramel. Taste is muted, but as a lover of ales (and not lagers) i found this quite a full bodied tastey,if very neutral tasting pint. Its neither hop nor malt forward but has a natural hay like freshness which ive seldom found in other lagers. Maybe ive been suckered in by the organic label or the fact that it costs more than the other lagers on sale there, butI stomached a pint which is more than most lagers.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleigator (875) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2016
Pours a bright golden-yellow color with a thin, stable white head. Smells of wheat and sweet toffee, with the toffee sweetness being very prominent on the nose. Pretty muted apart from that. Has a very high carbonation among a fizzy, overly light body, showcasing the same sweetness from the nose. Tastes of water, an effervescent carbonation rushing over the tongue, leading to sweet malts and a whiff of hay, while finishing watery. Tastes thin, fizzy and boring, this manages to develop almost no noteable taste at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (886) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016
0.55 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is golden, clear, still and a nice head. Well, this is clearly no Pilsener, it is on the light side of the lagers, but still good in its style. Just enough hops to make it non-sweet. Aftertaste has some malts, faintly. Tested as a thirst quencher and it passed the test.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7334) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2016
Hazed pale golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Decent intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Malty, some grain, mild fruity and herbal flavor. Nice and easy to drink.
[On tap at Olde Cheshire Cheese in London, England]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (6854) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear, yellow-ish golden colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Strawy and grainy aroma. Taste is minimally sweet, pale malty, minimally strawy, grassy hoppy overtones, a touch of green apple parings.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phfyysik (983) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 10, 2016
Pours golden with medium head. Aroma is malts, sweetness, hay, some sour berries, light cardboard, bread. Taste is sourish, malts, berries, light bitterness, raspberries, bread. Good sourish lager!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (2107) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2016
Remarkably clean lager. High carbonation. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Pretty drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (6765) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2016
500ml bottle. Clear bright golden color. Huge size, thick white head, stays. Bit of plastic, fruity, grainy and dry notes in aroma. Sweet, malty, touch of metallic hops in taste. Sweet, almost jammy and faint metallic hops in aftertaste. Sweet and sticky.


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