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

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RATINGS: 687   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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2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Nice golden color, ample white head. Attractive bubbles throughtout. Aroma is of dry grain dust. The flavor is better, starts with a very gentle pale malt sweetness and finishes with an understated zest floral hoppiness. This beer is way too weak for me, if I was eating something right now I wouldn't be able to taste the beer at all.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hangover (1126) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Very light colored lager. Some head retention, which is nice. Straw, corn and slight fruit aroma. Flavor is balanced I'll give it that. Besides that.. not much else going on here. I guess it's a unique lager, but it's still bland and uninteresting. I wish they would get rid of this lager, and use the brown bottles on their better offerings... if this were in a clear bottle, it would be repugnant if skunked. Not appealing to my taste buds but maybe some of you hardcore lager fans will find it interesting....

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (700) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2004
I think I always expect too much from Samual Smith considering how expensive it is. Not much flavor, not much head, not much of anything to talk about.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2007
poured with little head, smells of apples, smooth and decent flavor, nothing really that special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (22690) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2007
Golden yellow in colour, with a little light hop in the nose, and a very typical lager hop flavour.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Very nice appearance but the aroma smells like dirty laundry and the flavor does taste like hay just as advertised. Their worst beer.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2007
bottle - Pours clear yellow/gold with a big, fluffy white head. It has a light malt aroma. The flavor is mild malt with a little hops in there for balance. Its not a lot of hops, but its more than most pale lagers Ive had, which is a good thing. This beer is light bodied and very easy to drink with a slightly off tasting, mildly bitter finish. Its somehow better than their organic lager, but still thoroughly unimpressive.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
naplesbeerfan (17) - Naples, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Very nice golden color with a mild head. I was expecting great flavor, but was disappointed with the generic taste. Aroma was less than desirable. Wouldnt purchase or drink again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a clear gold color with a thin, bright white head. Slightly sweet aroma of light malt and corn syrup. Flavor is similarly sweet, with the addition of some honey tones. Light body and moderately carbonated. A typical lager with just a bit more sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2008
Voldby Gaardmarked, DK. Bottled, 300808. Golden with small head. Aroma and flavor is malt with tones of hay.


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