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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer - Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager BeerSamuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer

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BA SCORE
86
very good

454 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 454
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%


Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001)
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NHGrafx

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle.

Pours a golden yellow color with a big 3 finger head. Not the greatest head retention. Has good lacing.

Aroma is malty and grassy with some light sweetness. Some grainy smells are present. Light aroma from the hops and yeast comes through as well. Nice hints of honey come through too.s

Taste is very nice. Touch of malt sweetness, some corn like flavors come through with grains and yeast. Light bitterness, some grassy flavors. Slight lemony/citrus like taste. Slight honey like taste comes out too. Very light bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is good, carbonation seems moderate. Very drinkable and refreshing.

Easily the best lager I have had. Another great offering from Samuel Smith.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 01:15:14 | More by NHGrafx
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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pale straw color with a tall, foamy head. The head disapated quickly and left a bit of lacing. Citrusy aroma from the mug I poured it into. Pleasant taste -- malty with a crisp, wheaty finish. Excellent palette ... creamy and smooth. I would stock up on this one if it wasn't quite expensive ($4+ for a 550 ml bottle).

Serving type: bottle

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South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- pours a brilliant golden color with a great white head of three fingers. A lot of bubbles, so good carbonation. As head fades, there is a nice cling around the sides of the glass.

Smell-there is a slight bread smell with a hint of hops coming through. Not strong and not complex to the nose. Seems simple and very light.

Taste-where the beer lacks in smell, it makes up for in taste! The malty goodness hits first followed by hops. Though a hearty malt flavor, it's just right. Great balance in flavor. Seems to be made from simple, basic ingredients but Samuel Smith has been able to bring out full flavor in this beer.

Mouthfeel- light and smooth. Can really feel the carbonation on the tongue. Has a nice linger, not too much and not little. Very drinkable and very refreshing.

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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.