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

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RATINGS: 689   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 18, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-13-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance The beer pours a clear golden color with a large thick white head. The head has great retention, fading slowly over time to give a decent level of lacing. Smell- The smell is of a bready and grainy aroma mixed with a grassy hop smell mixed within. With these aromas are some lighter citrus and caramel aromas as well. Overall it has a rather crisp smell. Taste The taste begins with a grainy flavor upfront which creates a base flavor for the entire taste. Upfront there is a very light caramel flavor as well as a citrus taste that are mixed with the grain. The bitter citrus keeps strong as the taste advances with some flavors of a grassy hop note coming to the tongue as well. In the end a crisp and clean lightly hopped malt taste is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is light with a carbonation just above average. Very appropriate for the style as it enhances the crisp and simple flavors of the brew as well as creates a very easy drinking brew. Overall While the bitter is possibly slightly a little too intense for a lager, the flavor transitions, look, smell and feel are all quite nice. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3665) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
550 ml bottle from the Bishops Cellar. Pours a clear golden colour with small white head. Aroma is doughy with light honey and hay notes. Flavour is nice bready malt with a little honeyish sweetness and a very gentle floral hoppiness. Average body. Quite a nice lager.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (3579) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours super light with a mild, yet refreshing malt aroma. This one really surprised me. Didnt know what to expect from this, but it has a really nice flavor to it. Nice mild malt flavor. A little rice. Small hops to it. Drinks super easy. Really enjoyed this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
17.7 FL OZ ($5.99) very good lager, im not really into lager but this was a surprise. this was good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1801) - BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought at Bierhuis in ossett. Pretty average lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (5043) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2014
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice light colored clear yellow with streams of carbonation rising at a decent pace to fill a one and a half finger white foamy head. The head dissipated within less than about forty seconds and graced the glass with a nice speckled lacing. The smell had some subtle biscuit to breadiness rolling under my nose and allowing a nice sweet honey coated hoppiness. The taste had a nice sweet fruity character over top of some light breadiness. There was a quick dry and crisp finish. On the palate, this beer was about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation finishes fairly smooth. Overall, in my opinion, this was a good beer to have again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma: Apple-ish English fruit; Sweet malt, subtle biscuit, and a honey-like character.
Flavor: Fruit character is really dominant. A character I would expect from and English ale--so thats surprising. Also some vegetable lager yeast flavor, and a little malt in the background.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mkel07 (5683) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2014
550ml bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Very clear in the glass with a soft white head. Grain aromas and a very thin watery mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 14, 2014
Color daurat amb molt bona presncia descuma, per s poc persistent. Bon aroma i molt refrescant. Color dorado con una buena presencia de espuma, pero poco persistente. Buen aroma y muy refrescante.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (529) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
The beer poured clear and gold with a nice, thick white head. The head receded fairly quick and left little lace work on the glass. It had a sweet malt smell and the taste, like the smell, was sweet and crisp, and had a slight spicy bite. It had a nice full mouth feel and was of medium carbonation. This was a good beer that I felt sad to see finished.


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