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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

452 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 452
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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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer pours a brilliant, clear gold, with about a 1/2" of fluff adorning the top. Bubbles are consistently rising, indicating a fair amount of carbonation. It's almost perfect, as the head also clings to the side of the glass nicely. The nose is that of fresh baked bread, and the smells of Spring fields. A soft, European hop aroma can be detected within as well. While the scents leads one to believe the beer will be delicate, the taste is much more vibrant. It's got a hearty, buttery malt taste in the background with the crisp, yet floral hops coming in next. The fading sensation in the finish is gradual and pleasing. The mouth feel is very light, borderline watery. The best way I can describe it is that the back of the throat is filled with the presence of the beer on the way down more than the beer actually coats the mouth during each sip. This is a great beer to get someone started on the finer lagers in life, or for any beer enthusiasts who are skeptical about European lagers or lighter ABV beers in general.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 00:48:55 | More by Neorebel
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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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BeernerdJeff

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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.

Overall, I am very much a fan of this lager-quickly becoming one of my favorites! Highly recommend this one.

Serving type: bottle

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Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 452 ratings.