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

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

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very good

516 Ratings

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 45
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-10-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of K9AleingPiss
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance was almost perfect,..good smoke after opening, nice blonde color,very busy with bubbles and good robust fluffy head and lots of lace. Looked like a TV commercial. The smell was also very enticing, an aroma with a clean malty sweet odor and yet some bitter hops to it as well. The taste is wonderful...again a great balance,very satisfying,no after taste, a wonder how they get both a malty robust taste and yet so light and a bit of hops to it as well. Overall just one of the best Ive had,and would recommned to anyone who likes beer.

Photo of Larry_Moon
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

This is just a great beer. Such a simple brew solution yet the product of this labor is perfect! It's the only lager I've ever found to have malty legs. Its perfect blend of barley and hops gives you the sense that its malty and bitter attributes are released on to your taste buds for an epic battle (which is ultimately just won by the hops army). The finish is crisp but doesn't leave your tongue feeling dry. The complexity of the competing flavors makes for a fantastic taste interrupted by nothing as the malted barley and hops in this beer are organic. It clearly makes a difference. I would enjoy this beer in the company of the most boring and annoying people in the world.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of OsoRojo
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Everything about this beer is above-average for the style. Refreshing every time, consistency matters. Organic ingredients, why don't we see more of this happening? This is my go-to lager when I need a break from IPAs and Stouts. Highly reco!mended

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of smerkinb
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a 1 inch fuzzy pure white head. Crystal clear pale gold body under a rapidly falling head.

Sweet,sweet biscuity nose mixes with water cracker overtones. Little hint of hop plays against the sweet malt scent.

Sweet, slightly tangy malt, smoothes to pure biscuity flavor that yields slowly to rich yeasty notes. The end is punctuated by a light spiciness. Somewhere in there I get a strange (in a good way) taste that makes me think citrus blended with caramel and peach. Clearly I can't describe it better than that. Very light hops presence, just enough to provide a bit of balance.

Rich mouthfeel, not "thick" but definitely full-bodied. Nice carbonation followed by a satisfyingly dryish finish.

Pretty damn good brew especially on a hot spring day. Great balance of quaffable and flavorful. Top Notch!

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of WxAxGxS
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured with a nice bubbly head, mostly small bubbles with a few fisheyes. The brew is a crisp, clear golden yellow. Smells of citrus and hoppy... maybe a little too sweet in my opinion. The taste is clean, with a good amount of carbonation. There is a sweet maltiness to it, but it maintains a nice hoppy bite. It finishes pretty sweet, but dies off quickly leaving nothing but a hoppy bite on my tongue. Definitely not my favorite Sam Smith, but a great lager in my opinion and sometimes that's exactly what I want

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4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I usually dont think much of pale light colored beer, which I learned was a big mistake, this brew pours a beautiful light amber with a fluffy white head, not much lace but it the head stays big for a decent amount of time.
The smell got me seeing big grassy fields with patches of grain growing here and there, very pleasant fragrance.
Taste is great as well, very clean smooth and simple, a beer to enjoy when you dont want to be bothered with half a dozen different flavors.
Feels very good going down, my glass was quickly empty leaving me wishing I had bought more than just 1 bottle.
I will drink this again, no question about that


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4.44/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of KTCamm
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from the classic Sam Smith 500ml bottle into a pint glass. This is what a lager should taste like.

Brilliantly clear gold with fizzy white foam subsiding to liquid. Minimal stickiness.

Plain beer smell but without the corn. Something happening in there. Little hop.

Clean taste with firm mild hop backing. Very smooth. Lightly carbonated.

Very drinkable, delicious. Fantastic as the months get warmer here.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass.
Hmm...this is difficult beer to describe.
Head was there, a bit lacey a bit rich. Stayed almost throughout.
Color was a nice golden hue. A bit cloudy, but an even cloud.
Taste is...well, the taste was malt, hops and yeast. A beer. Nothing fantastic stood out, but that's its charm. Smooth, easy to drink. After I finished one I didn't think I'd want another, but I did...and did.
Probably the benchmark lager.

Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
86 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.